Here are some easy ways to throw a fun and memorable Super Bowl party. Super Bowl should be simple. The game is about relaxing with friends, eating and drinking to your heart's content, and cheering on your team with friends. Below, a no-fail steps for planning just such a Super Bowl party.
Finger Foods Are the Way To Go
These delicious make ahead snacks will keep your guests satiated through overtime!
Pizza Gets a Makeover: Whether it's frozen or delivered, use clean kitchen scissors to cut the pizza into strips and pile on a cutting board. You can even sprinkle with fresh herbs...looks homemade, baby!
Mini-Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Who doesn't love these? Use truffle oil and fancy cheeses to make them seem gourmet. Get my recipe here.
Peanut Butter & Bacon Bonanza: Cut out white bread with a football-shaped cookie cutter or just make the shape with a knife. Toast the bread, spread with peanut butter and adorn with crumbled bacon -- different and totally divine.
Super Bowl Cupcake
Keep things simple with this easy Super Bowl theme cupcake ideas. Top your favorite flavor cupcake with dyed coconut in the teams' colors or to look like grass. Top with a football sugar garnish for a super easy themed cupcake - because what's not to love about coconut and cupcakes?
How to Dye Coconut:
Just use the liquid food coloring you can find at any grocery store!
1. Place one bag of shredded coconut in a large bowl.
2. Sprinkle a few drops of food coloring, being careful not to add too much as you can always add more.
3. Wearing rubber gloves, toss the mixture with your hands until all of the coconut is uniform in color. If you don't have gloves, put the coconut in a plastic Ziploc bag sprinkle with the food coloring, zip and seal the bag, and shake, shake, shake!
4. Adorn your frosted cupcakes with the colored coconut and watch guests fight for one in their team's color.
Decorations for just $20? Yes!
Here's my brilliant, under-$20 Super Bowl decorating idea. Not only is this easy, but it is budget-friendly and can match any Super Bowl party decor.
Set the table (and create the mood) by serving food on your own football field.
Get a big piece of green felt from your local craft store, or a piece of green Astroturf from your hardware store. Make sure it's the right size to cover your table. (Hint: measure before you ask the guy to cut off a swath.)
Once you get the felt or Astroturf home, use white chalk or painters' tape to draw the field lines.
You can also use white paint. Your hardware store will have professional paint pens that dry fast.
Use the "field" as your tablecloth. It's totally festive and easy. And if someone spills beer on it, so what?
Pair it with a glass of vino
Lakeville Cellars 2007 Maxwell Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc’s notes of ripe fig, honey and crisp melon are just right for this Food Smorgasboard.
These sweet and spicy wings are finger lickin' good!
Grill these wings, then glaze with our sauce for a sweet, smokey bite.
A drier recipe, though no less delicious, these chicken wings are easy to make.