The Super Bowl is fast approaching and that leaves many of us scrambling on what to do for the big game. No need to stress on this one, we had the holidays to do that for us! All you really need are 4 main things: food, decorations, tv, and friends! We'll help you out with ideas for the first two, the last two are on you!
FOOD: This obviously includes drinks as well. Think tailgate food! When I had season tickets to the Atlanta Falcons (I'm a Bucs fan though, just live in Atl-let's make that clear), my friends would always come up with a theme depending on who was playing. I absolutely love that idea and it would be great and easy to do for any Super Bowl party.
Example: Patriots-New England clam chowder, seafood boil, Chiefs-Kansas City BBQ, Saints (eye roll)-gumbo, jambalaya, we even did crab legs for the Bucs in honor of Jameis Winston and his Publix theft.
Get your friends in on a potluck and you'll have everyone's version of what stands out to them. You can also include beer from the region or add food coloring for the team colors. If you're like me and don't/hate to cook, plenty of places do catering or buy snacks that you just have to pop in the oven...it took me 36 years, but I've learned the oven is not just for storage anymore. Crowd pleasers are boneless buffalo bites, mozzarella sticks, meatballs, mini tortillas, just browse the frozen section and load up your cart. If you're looking for something a little more appealing to the eye, but without having to be in the kitchen forever check out our Pinterest page for easy apps here https://www.pinterest.com/dr151k1/easy-apps-for-get-togethers/
DECORATIONS: You've got to set the atmosphere even if your team didn't make it to the Super Bowl (once again). You can go one of two routes here: base all your decorations off one team, whether they are playing or not (like putting out all your Buccaneers plates and cups even though the Pats and the Eagles are playing but not giving anyone a choice so it looks like they are all Bucs fans :) Or going with a generic football theme and getting everyone to come over in their fav team gear. If they're neutral, they can wear black and white and be a ref. If you want to spend a little more time and effort on decor, my most favorite thing I've done is building a field goal post from PVC pipes. I made it about 3 ft tall and it was the centerpiece for my apps spread.
Here's some instructions: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24277285470215789/
Football themed napkins, cups, and plates are a must, but a tablecloth is also very important. It's like adding paint to a bare wall, but like adding a turf to your table. Plus it hides anything under the table so you can put a cooler of beer, extra chips, or all the mail you haven't read under there and nobody (except your nosiest friends) will know. My new fav football decor are penalty and challenge flags. They're super easy to make and you can throw it at your annoying friend who's cheering against you. There are a ton of DIY football party ideas you can check out here: https://pin.it/i56vyovvg3gyy3
There's also this great company I know of...and eh hem founded, called Decor To Door that has everything you need to throw a great bash. Think football party kit in a box! If you don't want to put in that much effort or drive around to find party supplies, check us out here: https://decortodoor.com/collections/one-party-boxes/products/football-party-decorations-in-a-box
Whatever way you decide to go, just remember the most important thing is to have fun! Whether it's 2 or 20 people, as long as you invite who you like, you guys will have a Super time! And if not, google Super Bowl drinking games and that should take care of it!