A Super Bowl party is not the time to fuss too much with decorations - food, drinks, and of course the game will take precedent for this occasion. However it's still a theme party and what's a theme party without themed decorations? Just keep it simple and make it fun.
Flowers are always accessible and a great way to spruce up decor. I decided that in honor of the sport I would use only white "football" mums. White flowers will work with all color schemes, whether you decide to go with the official colors of the Super Bowl or your favorite team colors.
Worry about sprucing up the party space a bit, but put more of your focus on your Super Bowl party menu. I've got a great chili cheese dip that won't make you feel like you've just consumed all the calories you've got for a week, which means there's room for cake - in football form of course!
Chili cheese dip, a football cake and festive decor are all easy and inexpensive ways to get your guests in the team spirit.
Chili Cheese Dip
This year, to keep my Super Bowl recipes on the healthier side I'll be using fat free cream cheese and cheddar cheese, salsa in place of the chili, and baked pita or tortilla chips instead of chips.
There are so many ways to switch up fatty football food and give it a healthier twist, that anyone who really wants to eat healthier but still have fun with food can.
Below, my fresh, healthier version of chili cheese dip. Serve it up at your Super Bowl party to maximize taste, but limit the calorie intake!
1 package of fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 can of chili - low sodium
1 8 ounce package of shredded cheddar cheese - low fat
Spread the cream cheese around the bottom of a baking dish.
Top with the chili.
Cover with shredded cheddar cheese.
Microwave for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Super Bowl Decorations Without the Fuss
We've got some quick and easy ways that you can decorate your Super Bowl party without the fuss. Follow our tips for incorporating flowers into your party decor. You'd be surprised how great flowers can look even at a football party!
A Super Bowl Football Cake
For a superbowl party dessert that is as much fun to look at as it is to eat make a football cake using a football cake pan.
Our recipe is very easy and replaces the oil we'd generally use with soda. You just add a can of diet soda (instead of the oil) to a box of cake mix and bake according to box directions! There are different combinations such as lemon-lime soda for yellow cake, diet coke for chocolate cake, etc.
1 box cake mix - we used yellow
1 12 ounce can/bottle of soda - we used cream soda
1 can chocolate frosting
1 can white frosting
NOTE: If you want a the lower calorie version of your favorite recipe you can try a diet soda cake recipe.
Mix the cake mix as you normally would, but replace the oil with soda.
Bake according to the box directions.
To display the cake I used a crate I had on hand that Clementine's usually come in. The ends of the crate reminded me of goal posts. I reshaped the scanned image of the Super Bowl napkins and scaled it to fit the sides of the crate.
You can fill the crate with wheat grass or green paper shred to mimic the football field and then just place the cake on top.
These sweet and spicy wings are finger lickin' good!
Grill these wings, then glaze with our sauce for a sweet, smokey bite.
Our basic batch requires just 3 ingredients and is perfect when you need wings fast.