Bracket, schmacket. For us, March Madness is all about the snacks. These five easy upgrades will make sure your game-day get-together is a winner.

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Green & White Nachos

Green & White Nachos
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Tangy pickled jalapeños from a jar or a can balance out all that cheese.

To avoid having everyone crowd around the sheet pan, put out a stack of paper food trays so guests can grab a handful and move along.

Grapefruit & Tequila Guac

Grapefruit & Tequila Guac
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Grapefruit segments and juice amp up the flavor of your guac—and help it stay green.

When you're shopping for guac fixin's, pick up a few extra grapefruits (or large oranges) for decoration. Using a channel knife (that tool you use to make citrus twists for cocktails), carve lines into the peel so the fruit looks like a basketball. The next morning, eat it for breakfast. Score!

Maple-Black Pepper Wings

Maple-Black Pepper Wings
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Spicy Queso Tater Skins

Spicy Queso Tater Skins
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Boozy Lemon Tea

Boozy Lemon Tea
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Thyme-infused tea adds a bit of herbal flavor to this cocktail. Bonus: Extra thyme sprigs make a pretty garnish.

Water rings on a coffee table are a rookie mistake. To save your surfaces, buy inexpensive packs of basketball trading cards on eBay or dig out an old collection from the basement or the attic. They're the perfect shape for drink coasters.