Hello all! I’m hosting a small get together on Super Bowl Sunday; older family members, including in-laws. I’m accustomed to hosting, but never a Super Bowl…any ideas of what I’ll need? Snacks? Drinks? Thanks, folks!
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Thinking about the traditional party food for this event- chips, sour cream or cheese dips (onion soup dip springs to mind), chili, salsa, Buffalo wings, cheese balls, pizza (the Domino’s kind, thank you very much, not the goat cheese and smoked pheasant kind) – I wonder whether these items are served because they’re easy to serve and eat while watching the game, or because this has become the one event where Americans can eat their favorite foods without guilt. Men take the lead at this party, and their tastes have set the tone for the snacks as well as the entertainment. Let’s all eat what we enjoy and forget about the diet ramifications or culinary trends!
According to the folks at Hallmark Cards, Inc., Super Bowl parties are one of the top at-home party events of the year. Super Bowl parties have become much more than a gathering of football lovers. In fact, many people attending these parties don’t love football as much as they love the excuse to get together with friends at the end of the very boring month of January.
Whether you’re planning a Super Bowl party out of love for the game or just the desire to host a fun, relaxing party, here are tips for making this a super bash:
Plan simple, portable foods. A buffet is your only option. Nobody wants to be sitting down at a table to eat when they’d rather be screaming at a television set or two.
Set up as many televisions as you have available around the party area.
Don’t prepare recipes that will keep you locked in the kitchen all night. You should enjoy the party too.
Have one room set aside without a television for partygoers who aren’t interested in the game and would like a quieter place to talk.
Likewise, set up one room with a television for serious football fans who don’t want to be distracted by idle chatter.
Plan on plenty of beverages, and don’t forget the beer. With all of those beer commercials bombarding your guests, they’ll be working up a strong thirst for the suds.
If you feel compelled to decorate, think team colors, footballs, team jerseys, goal posts, and pennants. But don’t knock yourself out. Most eyes will be more impressed by the clear reception on your television.
Have lots of paper towels, napkins and rug cleaner handy for messes created during exciting plays.
Keep a little spare change and small bills handy for any betting pools that just might pop up over the course of the evening.
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lots of chips, dips, finger foods, sodas, beer, snack food. chex mix is good. make nachos or tacos. Pizza is good
this is my husbands favorite food…
I have met losts of older people who are nostalgist for these…VERY easy to make.. infact you can make the sauce up ahead of time and warm it in the microwave as needed…
Lots of chips and veggies with dip. Pretty much anything “finger food”. Buffalo wings are a good idea. And for the “main” part of the meal either pizza or heroes.
Chips and Dip are always fan favs. But try to think out of the box… Chicken WIngs are good. I have some really great recipes and I can e-mail them to you if you’d like.
I cook food every weekend for football so I got a ton of Ideas!
Let me know if you, want them 😀
can’t go wrong with hot wings, and if you want pizza on game day it’s like a three hour wait….. chips, dips, beer…. just think something greasy or something salty and you’ll be fine XD
glad you asked this- i’ll be checking for answers to it too….it seems like people always have chicken wings and hot sauce and the 5 layer bean dip thing. my mom makes a tex mex dip. in a 9 X 13 pan that consists of 2 cans jalapeno bean dip on bottom, 2nd layer is guacamole, the 3rd layer is sour cream with taco mix, 4th layer is chopped tomatoes (2), can black diced olives and chopped green onions. sprinkle shredded cheese over it all and dip with favorite chips.
I highly recommend this Buffalo Chicken Dip: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Buffalo-Chi…
I do not add the ranch dressing. People beg me to bring it to every function I’m invited to. (Serve with tortilla chips)
BBQ Meatballs (made with grape jelly/ketchup)
Chilli and hot dogs
Spinach artichoke dip
cheese and crackers
wings (easy if you bake them)
You say older family members ……… I’m think ppl with health restrictions or a delicate stomach; so I would make sure I had something on the order of meatloaf or chicken with rice or potatoes, and veggies; like a salad, broccoli, cream spinach, green beans. AND THEN for the rest of us:
sweet & sour kielbasa (BBQ sauce and jelly) in crockpot
chips, corn chips, doritos, toastitos; with salsa/cheese dip
Soda, punch, beer
Go Redskins !!!!!!!!!! oh (sigh) that’s right their not going to be there …….. okay next year!!!!
pizza, potato chips, wings, soda, beer, some kind of vegan alternative like salad or fruit platter, cake and other various baked desserts
Fresh fruit if there are women.
Chocolate covered pretzels
Plastic water bottles (I like plain, other’s like flavored water)
Anything that won’t fall apart, because you’ll probably be the one cleaning it up after the party is over.
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anything that can be prepared earlier or in a commercial