Are You Ready for Some Football?!
Love it, or hate it, football season comes every year and the Super Bowl might as well be a national holiday. Whether you watch it for the commercials, the halftime show, or for the love of the game, throwing a Super Bowl party is a fun excuse to eat decadent food and hang out with good friends.
As a Cowboy's fan, I haven't watched my team play in a Super Bowl for many years, so these days I always cheer for the underdog, or whoever is playing against the Patriots. Sorry, not sorry. But one thing that remains a constant, no matter who plays, is that I make a killer spread of food.
Wings, always. However I do not fry them. Nobody wants to stand over a pot of splattering grease all night and a smoke alarm going off mid-game can really spoil the festive atmosphere. For a delicious and easy to clean recipe, go for oven baked wings. You'll need a place for all the chicken bones, and easy clean-up is always a good thing when you're hosting, so go with disposable trays for this saucy meal. (And don't forget the ranch, blue cheese, and celery!)
Dip, dip, dip. Have you ever been to a party without at least one dip? I haven't and I don't know what I would do with my hands if I did go to a party without dip. My absolute favorites are corn dip, queso, and French onion. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not one to shy away from taking a theme all the way, so why not get a football shaped crock to keep your queso warm and dippable? And, as always, provide spoons to help thwart those double dippers!
I like to have something sweet, so a tray of cookies or brownies is always a crowd pleaser. Make life easy and buy your sweets, or try a homemade version that you can make in advance.
Games for the Game
If you're one of those people that only sort of watches the game, or if you're one of those people who is very into the game, so much so that you need a way to track everything that's happening, a Super Bowl Bingo card is a fun distraction, or tracker, however you may view it. If there are kids at the watch party and they're starting to turn on you, try some kid friendly activities to keep their remote snatching hands busy. Making friendly wagers with your watch buddies is also a fun way to keep the party going strong. Some ideas include, but are not limited to: having the fans of the losing team perform a totally embarrassing dance at the end of the game, or change into the jersey of the winning team and pose for pictures. Some mild humiliation is key, really.
We gotcha covered. Order any of our football themed decorations customized in your team's colors and featuring your mascot. We can customize our banner to say anything you'd like, from "Go Cowboys" to "The Patriots Suck". You get the idea.These will come in handy for the victory pictures at the end of the game, or you can shred them in a rage if your team loses. So in a sense, decorations are a win-win, even if you lose. See?
It's time for kick-off!
- Heather Lindow