Even if you don’t love football, throwing a Super Bowl Party can be a fun way to spend a cold February evening with friends and family. Take a look at some of these super suggestions and you’ll be on your way to throwing a party that will be a touchdown with your guests!
- Use the NFL teams’ colors as your guide. Pull them into every aspect of the scene from the plates, cups, napkins, and table cloths. Keep it simple and use only disposable items. Super Bowl food tends to be messy.
- Use big pillows and throw blankets to create additional seating on the floor.
- If you want to take it a step further, there are a number of cool websites that offer fun football novelties to make your party even more festive! Here are some inexpensive favorites:
Football Field Table Runner, $2.50, www.windycitynovelties.com
Football Condiment Dish, $9.99, www.partycity.com
Field Goal Football Cooler, $22.05, www.windycitynovelties.com
When planning a menu for a party it’s always good to pick a mix of items you can do ahead of time. You and your guest will thank you when you have more time to spend with them and less in the kitchen! Here are some thoughts on a simple and budget friendly Super Bowl menu.
Kick-Off Hors d’oeuvres
Post Game Sweets
Game Day Activities
You can still enjoy Super Bowl Sunday even if you don’t like football. Here are some amusing ways to get all your party goers involved in the game day festivities.
Ad Bingo – Download blank 5×5 bingo cards. Then pick 25 generic things you would likely see in Super Bowl ads (i.e. pick up truck, horses, talking animal, celebrity spokes person). Randomly place each item in a box. Use beans or pieces of candy as markers and let your guests compete for bingo as the commercials air. For a competitive twist offer prize for the winner.
Super Super Bowl Pool- Download a blank pool template. Decided on a fee and charge your guests a small fee per square. Number 0 -9 on each axis and let everyone chose their squares. At the end of each quarter of the Super Bowl, the last digit of both NFL teams’ score is compared to the grid to determine a winner. You can also have an grand prize winner by doing the same thing with the final score.