Food from the Hart

Throw a Winning Super Bowl Party

In Celebrations on January 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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!

Decor

  • 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

Menu

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.

Pre-game Cocktails

Warm Spiced Cider

Kick-Off Hors d’oeuvres

Gimme More Guacamole

Dallas Sweet and Spicy Wings

Half Time

3 Alarm Buffalo Chili

Post Game Sweets

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

 

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.

 





 

 

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  1. I love the Super Bowl menu, especially your 3 Alarm Buffalo Chili- this will definitely be part of our Super Bowl party! Thanks so much!

  2. So great

  3. This is so great. Thank you!
    Made me want to through a Super Bowl party, now that I got this ideas, especially the bingo and pool for the “not so foot ball interested” guests!!!

  4. [...] 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! Decor 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 … Read More [...]

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