You’ve stood by your team through the long quarters, the hail Mary passes and that inevitable injury. Now the day has finally arrived. The day your team puts all their blood, sweat, and tears into becoming the best football team in the nation. It is time for the Super Bowl. Thanks to the good food, fun parties and killer halftime shows, the Super Bowl is a time even the non-football fan can look forward to. So as you are planning your super bowl party this year, check out these great tips to make your party stand out from the rest.
With a big event like the Super Bowl, the way your party is set up is going to be absolutely crucial.
Food: Purchase paper plates, bowls, cups and plastic cutlery in order to make the clean up as easy as possible. Set your food table up buffet style and keep similar types of food together (chips and dip, appetizers, desserts, etc). Place disposable table cloths down so you do not have to clean the tables afterward. Remember that perishable foods should not be out of the refrigerator for more than two hours so consider serving these foods after halftime.
TVs: Set up as many televisions in the room as possible so everyone has a good view of each play. Move your couches and chairs around for the optimal viewing experience for all in attendance. If you have two rooms that could serve as viewing rooms, set one aside for the more serious fans who do not wish to be distracted while watching the game.
Teams: Unless your entire party is exclusively rooting for one of the teams, make sure your decorations reflect the colors and mascots of both teams. You can even divide the room so that is decorated half for one team, half for the other and then guests can sit on the side that represents the team they’re cheering for.
Food and Drinks
For both football fans and non-fan alike, Super Bowl food is a major draw for the occasion. Finger foods are your best bet as they will be a lot easier to eat while watching an exciting game. Common Super Bowl foods include:
Chips and Dip (this can include cheese, 7-layer dip, salsa and guacamole)
Chilli (put this in a crock pot so it stays warm throughout the game)
Fruit and Veggie trays
BBQ (try hamburger sliders or kabobs)
You can also get creative and incorporate foods from the teams’ hometowns or from the city where the game is being played.
When it comes to drinks, keep it simple to save yourself some stress. Water bottles, sodas and juices for younger kids are about all you will need. If you or your guests like to drink, be sure to have some beer on hand. Last but certainly not least, have plenty of ice on hand! You can never have too much ice.
Feeding a group of sports fans can be quite the task! Don’t be afraid to ask guests to contribute to the menu, so the responsibility does not fall entirely on you.
For more Superbowl appetizer ideas check out this post.
Not everyone is going to be enthralled by the football game at all times. Make sure you have some activities set aside for either younger children or adults who simply need a football break. A room with board games and decks of cards can help everyone to have a good time at your party.
Half time is also a great time to have some activities planned. Divide your guests into two teams and play a game of competitive cornhole or a pickup game of football. You can even buy cornhole bags or touch football flags that reflect your favorite team’s colors.
The Super Bowl only comes once a year, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to host an exciting party that all can enjoy! From the food to the decorations to the activities, don’t be afraid to step outside the norm and add your own flare to the merriment.
Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!