Super Bowl Party Tips – Food
The Super Bowl is the culmination of an exciting and eventful year in the NFL but it has grown to be much more than just a game. Super Bowl parties attract football enthusiast but they also attract people who haven’t watched a single game all year long so you’re going to need more than just a television to host a great Super Bowl party. And this all begins with food…
Super Bowl Party Tip 1 – Get Everyone Involved:
Have a Super Bowl Snack Pot Luck! This idea is great for three reasons. First, it makes the party easier for you since you won’t have as much food to prepare. Even more importantly, it adds variety to your party. Everyone has their own favorite snacks and you can take advantage of this by asking everyone to bring their favorite appetizer to the party. Finally, since everyone brings their favorite, you are sure that every guest has at least one appetizer they enjoy!
Super Bowl Party Tip 2 – Have A Buffet Style Party:
Sitting in a formal dining room just won’t do for a Super Bowl party. Everyone wants to be near a TV. To maximize the space you have near your TV sets, have a buffet style party.
- Non Alcoholic Beverages
Pack a cooler with ice and provide lots of water, soda, and iced tea for your guests. Be sure to have plenty of drinks available. Nothing feels like the Super Bowl more than a cold drink from the cooler.
- Alcoholic Beverages
Depending upon the size of the party you are having, you could get a keg or cases of beer. Regardless, keep in mind that people have different tastes in beer so it’s a good idea to have a few six packs of different types of beer available to your guests.
Some people prefer mixed drinks to beer and you should remember that. One easy idea is to put a selection of liquor and mixed drink options out on a bar (reserve a Rental Bar) and allow your guests to make their own drinks.
After a long day of eating, drinking, and watching the game many guests will want to recharge their batteries before the drive home. Coffee is a simple solution. If you are having a small party, you coffee maker will likely do fine. If you are hosting a larger party and you want something bigger, reserve a 30 Cup Coffee Maker.
- Burgers & Hot Dogs
Get your grill going and serve big, juicy burgers and hot dogs to your guests. Offer buns, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise.
Make a tray with fresh lunch meat, several cheeses, and the same condiments listed above. Put out bread or rolls.
- Side Dishes
Mac & Cheese, Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, and Chili all make great Super Bowl side dishes. Put these out on the buffet line and keep them warm with a Chafing Dish.
If your guests have room for dessert, they will enjoy a Football Field Cake. Bake a sheet cake and decorate it as a field with white and green icing.
You could also bake cupcakes and ice them in the two teams colors.