Ready for the big game? If not, no worries — I’ve got you covered.
Today I’m excited to kick off a week of great game day ideas from a wonderful group of home entertaining experts. We’re sharing tips, ideas and recipes for celebrating the Super Bowl at home. Be sure to visit each link for great ideas!
Looking for something warm, delicious and sure to please for game day? This bacon beer cheese dip will do the trick. Perfect to serve Superbowl Sunday (or anytime you want to impress your guests, really).
The main players here: cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, a bottle of good beer, garlic powder, montreal steak seasoning, Kettle Brand chips (I used Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper), and …
bacon. Cooked, chopped, amazing, bacon.
This beer cheese dip is the perfect combo of creamy, cheesy, and a little crunchy (thanks to the bacon). The Kettle Brand chips are the perfect choice for dipping because they are a bit thicker than your typical chip and have a great balance of salt and pepper which goes great with the richness of this dip.
The big game is a week away, have you made your Superbowl menu? As far as beverages go, beer is a given (of course) but to be honest — I tire from beer quickly. I was thinking that with all that oh-so-good-but-bad-for-you food why not sip something a bit more on the lighter and refreshing side this year? Hence, Superbowl sangria.
This white sangria recipe is full of bright flavors (think honeycrisp apples, oranges and lemons) and I LOVE the idea of pre-making and filling mason jars. On game day, just toss the jars into a bucket of ice and guests can grab and sip as they please.
The big game is this Sunday! Are you hosting an party or having people over to watch the game? Whether you are expecting a big turnout or just a few family members, make it an event with a little Superbowl fun!
Each year I host an completely informal gathering so all the adults can get together and enjoy the game and just hang out. (Hostess Tip: Rent a bounce-house to keep all the rowdy kids entertained in the BACK YARD!)
These four recipes are typically on my menu each year:
Get the recipes to these Superbowl food ideas. This year I hear my mother-in-law might be bringing some clam chowder — YUM.
I like the idea of having a halftime snack table. The kids can grab what they’d like, adults have snacks handy and the hostess can be off-duty!
Decor is typically very simple. A couple team balloons and maybe a paper pennant banner hung somewhere. I also gather chalkboards and draw out football plays on them (I place them on the mantle near the TV). I also get team colored cups and make each person claim the color they will be cheering for.
I LOVE this chili bar idea from Chris at Celebrations at Home (I just might have to try this out myself!):
Isn’t this perfect for Superbowl? Check out her full post + recipes here.
I’ve also been collecting great sources for printables and decor that would be perfect for a Superbowl party over on Pinterest. Check out my Football board for more recipes, football dessert ideas, and even fun games (like rate the commerial and Superbowl bingo!).
So, what will YOU be doing this Sunday? Have a favorite Superbowl snack? I’d LOVE to know — I’m always eager to try something new!
Homepage featured image from HWTM which is included in the Pinterest source roundup.
If you are throwing a sports themed party (like I did recently – here), you may be wondering how to incorporate all those salty, sporty snacks into your event. I decided to do a play on the oh-so popular sweet dessert tables. We swapped out most of the sweet goodies for sporty favorites like sunflower seeds and Cracker Jacks.
These “Halftime Snacks” were a huge hit. I often found guests scooping up their favorites into individual bags and even huddling (get it) around the table grabbing handfuls of these salty treats.
The “Halftime Snacks” sign was adapted from a free printable from Hostess with the Mostess. See the DIY originals here.
Classic sport favorites like Big League Chew and Slim Jims fit into this sports theme perfectly.
This savory (and a little sweet) dessert table included: Sunflower seeds, peanuts, pretzels, Corn Nuts, Slim Jims, Cracker Jacks, Big League Chew, Hot Tamales and Boston Baked Beans.
Overall, we think we hit a home run with this table. What do you think? Did we leave something out?
I love any excuse to gather some close friends and host a little shin-dig. Hence my current excitement for this year’s Superbowl. Since the results of playoffs are in, I am now able to brainstorm some Superbowl party ideas. Here is what I have so far:
Festive plates and cups to represent both teams. Set out equal amounts of Colts party supplies and Saints party supplies and let your guests choose who to root for. Use chalkboards throughout the party space. Use them to label your food table, identify drinks, point guests toward the restroom…get creative! This centerpiece from InStyle Parties will be a perfect addition, I plan to replicate this in some fashion for my party.
I have not yet finalized my Superbowl menu, but I know that these jalapeno-bacon thingies are making the cut! In fact, I can tell you several or PW’s recipes will be selected. A variety of beers will be supplies and perhaps even a beergarita or two for the ladies. Team colored Jones Soda will be a hit with the younger attendees as will these fun referee cupcakes. We will just have to make sure they play with those whistles outside :).