I know Super Bowl Sunday isn’t a national holiday (like, say, National Croissant Day), but it should be. Or at least the Monday afterward. But it doesn’t mean you still can’t throw a killer Super Bowl party!
We’re all busy and, I swear, every time I look on Pinterest for fun tips on parties, the prep looks like it will take me forever, so I don’t even want to try. I don’t know about you, but I just don’t have the time or money to throw a “Pinterest perfect” party every time. I am looking for easy!
So – I have rounded up fifteen additions for your Super Bowl party that won’t break the bank or your schedule. For even more, check out my football party board on Pinterest and follow me as I update it!
Serve Some Classic “Tailgate” Foods.
Football Themed Desserts
For the game day cupcakes in this photo, (confession time) I used a box cake mix to make the cupcakes. I then used green food coloring to get the icing the perfect ‘football field green’ color and piped it on to look like grass. The toppers came from Amazon, which has a huge selection of football cupcake decorations you can check out.
There are lots of recipes out there for making brownies and using a football cookie cutter to shape them into footballs – super cute, right? But just as cute and even easier? Store bought brownie bites that you just pipe on laces with frosting. Ramona at FabEveryday has a lot of other great (and easy) football party ideas and tips.
I have used this football field inflatable cooler for a number of football parties and it’s always a hit. I bought mine on Amazon, but I’ve seen it at party stores, also. These football tablecloths can be used not to cover tables, but you could also hang one on a wall and you’ll have a ready-made photo wall! You can find the tablecloth and photo booth props on Amazon or at a party store. Paper Trail Designs offers free printables for your football party, including fun football-themed food labels.
There are lots of options for festive paper plates and napkins – here’s a set that serves 30, along with some football-themed snack bowls that you could use for popcorn, pretzels, chips or candy. And once again, you can find these at Amazon or a party store.
If you love hosting football parties as much as I do, it might be worth it to invest in some ceramic serving pieces. I have used mine much more than I thought I would, and I got them all on Amazon.
I love these little mini NFL helmet decorations to scatter on the serving tables around the snacks.
Football Themed Games and Activities
If you want your guests to get really festive, you could distribute some fun temporary tattoos (especially if you’ll have kids present). If you’re looking for something folks can do during commercial breaks (although I for one watch the Super Bowl solely for the commercials!), especially if you have kids, how about some cornhole? Sets can get expensive, but here is a travel version for just $36 on Amazon. Our kids love to hold cornhole tournaments in the backyard year round.
If you wanted to splurge, here’s a Quarterback Touchdown game you can use indoor or outdoor.
I hope this gave you some food for thought for the big game day. Follow my Pinterest football party board for more. And I’d love to hear your ideas, so please comment below!