If you are throwing a Superbowl party or attending one, everyone knows it’s all about the food…I mean the commercials…I mean the half-time show! Oh yeah, and there’s a football game going on too!
It’s truly amazing, but you can make anything look like a football from brownies to deviled eggs to chocolate covered strawberries! So, go ahead and copy those Pinterest foodies and make an attempt at a theme food. It’s the last game of the season, you might as well go all out.
One of the easiest ways to feed a crowd is to create a hotdog buffet. Use the crock pot to cook the hot dogs, adding beef broth or beer to flavor them. Then, have a ton of toppings with clever names: Scrimmage Sauerkraut, Red Zone Relish, On Side Kick Onions, etc. You can also ask your friends to bring chili and then have a chili cook-off with fun football related prizes.
Use anything football related in your house for décor: old trophies, football trading cards, pom-poms, helmets, or jerseys. This adds to the feel of the buffet table. You can also get brown craft paper and use chalk or white tape to create a football field with yard lines and end zones. If you want to invest in a small patch of turf grass, that can add a conversation piece too! We love the idea of yellow napkins that can be used like a referee’s penalty flag and your guests can use them as well as thrown them down too! If you have a referee jersey, this is another great chance to get some wear out of it.
It’s fun and easy to make a signature drink named after each team: Carolina Crisp Apple Cider or Bronco’s Bourbon Slushy are just a few ideas. Unless it’s your favorite pro-team, most of the guests will be there just to enjoy the party and since the Falcons aren’t in it, we just cheer “Go Team!”
There is a fun BINGO game that you can find online and print out for guests to play during the commercials. Football trivia could also be a fun activity for people who aren’t glued to the set. You never know how exciting the game will be, but you will be ready for anything with a few simple games, some fun decorations, and of course amazing food that your guests will love. Happy Superbowl, and may the best team win!
Read all about super food to go or places to watch the Superbowl in our related article.
This article will also be in My Forsyth Magazine.