Good Luck this afternoon Marsky. I know just what you mean about
avoiding all the tempting goodies at parties. Hubby and I are going to the neighbors' house later on to watch the game. I personally find that I can eat most crackers and pretzels without terrible side effects.
I was never much of an alcohol drinker anyway, so passing on the beer and other libations isn't too hard for me.
Enjoy the company and the football. Sadly most social occasions seem to revolve around food but I've found that I enjoy the camaraderie better now that I concentrate on conversation rather than the spread on the table.