Are you ready for some football? T-minus 2 days until Super Bowl LIII! The Super Bowl brings a whole new meaning to Sunday Night Football, and it is undoubtedly one of America’s biggest events of the year. Last year, 103.4 million people tuned in to their televisions to watch the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots. Not only is the Super Bowl a great sport experience, but it’s also a great excuse to throw a party for your family and friends. If you haven’t already, there’s still time to round together some decorations and game day goodies, especially with our help. Whether it will be a small get together with your family/friends or a full out event, you can’t go wrong with these following tips!
Load up on Easy Appetizers
We are calling all of the party fan favorites to the table. We are talking about bite-size pieces/slices of meat (sausages, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, deli meat – you name it), cheese (smoked Gouda, Goat cheese, Parmesan, Brie, Provolone – once again, you name it), fresh seasonal fruit, jams and your favorite spreads, something chocolaty, crackers, and some of your favorite nuts (walnuts, peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.). Throw it all on a platter and you have a homemade Charcuterie Board for your guests.
Buy Pre-made Desserts
Your local grocery store has your back. Most of them will have football-themed cupcakes, pies, brownies, etc. This is a super quick and easy option for those who don’t have time to round of all of your baking supplies (or pre-bought box cake mix 😉) and those who are baking inept. Put your pre-made goodies on a platter and serve them to your guests to satisfy their half-time sweet tooth.
Make the Main Course Special
If there was ONE thing that could be more important than the actual game – it’s the food. You have already filled up your menu with all the easy items you can buy at the grocery store, now it’s time to really “wow!” your guests with the main course. If you have a special recipe that your guests beg you to make for every gathering as such, don’t overthink it – make that dish for them. If not, no need to fret. We’ve listed some recipes for you that are bound to be crowd pleasers: Chili, Buffalo Wings, Pulled Pork Sliders, and Homemade Pizza.
Prepare for an Easy Cleanup
Buy disposable cups, plates, utensils, napkins, and even your decorations. Don’t waste extra time cleaning your finest chinaware or pinteresting DIY Super Bowl decorations. Your guests won’t notice a difference, after all, they care more about what is on the plate than the actual plate themselves. Also, your local dollar store should have most of these items, even easy decorations, that will cut your setup/cleanup process in half.
Have Backup Entertainment on Deck
We get it – the Super Bowl game isn’t all that it’s hyped up to be to everyone. Whether it’s the children of the party or just some uninterested party guests, you will need something to keep them entertained while everyone else has their eyes glued to the TV. Break out your classic board games to keep the “game night” theme going, and let your apathetic invites tackle them.