I’ve been so focused on Valentine’s Day I nearly forgot about the Super Bowl! The Super Bowl is a perfect excuse to throw a party even if you’re a Dallas Cowboy fan and not so excited about either of the teams headed to play at our stadium. Can you tell I’m over it?
The Super Bowl is not just about the game though. It’s also about the commericals (my favorite), the half time show, the food (my other favorite) and the fellowship (ok whatever I like it all)! I heard the other day that the Super Bowl is men’s Valentine’s Day or more plainly put, the Super Bowl is for men and Valentine’s is for women. I think it’s no mistake that there are hundreds upon hundreds of Valentine’s themed parties out there but when it comes to the Super Bowl…not so much. I am planning my own Super Bowl party year this year but in the meantime here are a few ideas to equip you with a knock out party!
First of all, check out Andrea Correale’s tip for ways to spice up your Super Bowl party here. I love this table she made for the Super Bowl though you’ll have to switch out the Jets helmet!
As for food, my go-to websites for recipes mostly include The Food Network and Our Best Bites. Here are just a few of many ideas for snack foods on game day…
Being from Texas, my husband and I LIVE for Queso. We normally make the Rotel/Velveeta queso
because it is cheap and easy but this recipe
from Our Best Bites looks mighty tasty too. I think I’ll give it a whirl for this year’s Super Bowl especially since we hold a special place in our heart for blanco (white) queso.
My best friend makes this Jalapeno Popper Dip
often and ya’ll I can eat the whole thing by myself. Her only recommendation is that you use half if not a fourth of the jalapenos because it can get spicy fast. I’m a spicy fan myself so half is good for me…I think.
I saw a recipe for Guacamole
on Whole Food’s website and since it was made specifically in honor of the Super Bowl I would like to try it out this year. The picture above is actually not the recipe for this quacamole but it is a creative way to display any guacamole if you choose to make it.
I had to include a recipe from Paula Deen
and these chili bowls
are great because they are bite size and would work well on a decorated food table. You could even make cupcake toppers to stick out of the tops of these. Who says cupcake toppers have to go on cupcakes?
Speaking of cupcakes, there is no shortage of ideas out there for Super Bowl parties. In fact, over at Celebrations.com, Jeanne Benedict has several ideas for cupcakes including Ref, Trophy and Hamburger cupcakes! My favorite cupcakes, though, are these by the talented Bakerella…
If you can’t find football candles as pictured above, Bakerella
gives step-by-step instructions on how to make these
football Oreo balls…and also on how NOT to make them. 🙂 They can also be made into cake balls and served by themselves.
As for other desserts…
I saw this
idea from Martha Stewart
last year and thought it looked as enticing as it would taste.
A cake is always an easy way to incorporate any theme. The Food Network offers a recipe
for this cake but of course you can always order one from a local bakery as well.
Now let’s talk party supplies. Etsy
already has plenty of shops with everything from cupcake toppers to banners for both the Steelers and the Packers. For Steelers party supplies try here
. For the Packers, go here
. For both teams, go here
. If you plan on doing invitations, I love this
would be cute if you plan on doing a generic party…
In fact, if you have Silhouette
machine, you can buy football themed scrapbook paper from an arts and crafts store and make your own cupcake wrappers! The possibilities are endless! Check back next week for a post about our Super Bowl party!