So you haven’t found time to plan your Super Bowl party due to a heavy work schedule? It’s not too late!
By now, you’ve gathered a group to watch the big game on Sunday. Use the tips below to incorporate some new and easy ideas to make it seem like you’ve been planning a soiree since last season!
No point in wasting postage or hand delivering your invites now. Go for the super fast and easy e-vite to get your headcount. All you need is your name, address, incorporation of the two team colors or choose another football theme of your choice. The options are endless and can get responses rather quicky. Remember to ask your guests to arrive at least 30 -45 minutes prior to the start time so everyone can get settled in and food can be unwrapped and distributed properly.
Let’s face it. You’re planning a Super Bowl party, not a baby shower. With an event catered to a heavily male-attended watch party, not much appreciation is shed for cute streamers and crafty souvenirs. Save yourself some time, but still satisfy that creative party-planning craving with these simple tips.
• Create a football field table runner by purchasing some green outdoor carpet and white duct tape for the yard lines. More information on this site
• Print out easy helmet name tags, punch a hole in the corner and tie ribbon around big enough to fit around bottles and cups to prevent any accidental drink sharing.
• Create a fun outdoor football throwing game for the kids (and maybe the extremely passionate football fans) by cutting a circle in the middle of a board and decorating with your favorite team colors. More instructions here
• If you’re going all out, create a set of goal posts too out of PVC pipes within an hour using these instructions
• Visit your local party store and find some easy to use cutouts and football themed plates for your mini buffet. Here’s a simple and easy table setting look.
• Print out a “Puppy Bowl” banner to place in front of the backyard door or designated area for pets of guests.
• Don’t forget to get everyone involved with Super Bowl Squares – Where guests can place friendly bets on the NFC vs. AFC scores. Find a step by step here
You know there are not too many gourmet skills involved when it comes to a Super Bowl Party platter. That’s the magic of football! Keep your efforts simple by pre-ordering wings and potato skins. Get fancy with an exquisite dip bar. Find some recipes here:
Other items on the menu can include beef quesadillas, mini chicken taco cups, veggie spring rolls, and celery/carrot sticks (to be complemented by your almighty dip bar).
As for dessert anything goes including Football Cookies, Mini Football Rice Krispies® Treats, and Football Brownies
To make life easier, remember that a popular and acceptable practice is to make your Super Bowl party a potluck (to be addressed in the invitation) with a request for guests to notify what items they will be bringing. All you have to do is supply room and perhaps themed plates/bowls to place the food in.
Food, memorable commercials, good company, and of course, a great game. Now that you have a game-plan, get ready for some football!