Decorations: Filling your home with the teams logos can mean war for some of your guests but making sure you have a little bit of both sports teams throughout your home is a neat and easy way to add some festive game day looks. Try getting football shaped balloons to make centerpieces for your tables. Using paper plates with either team logos or just footballs on them help continue your theme and also make clean up easy. If you are looking for a bigger way to wow the crowds, try making your tablecloth replicate the football field by creating touchdown zones and white lines using felt for the yard lines and team logo plates as the end zone. Use your food as a way to decorate as well!
Food and Beverages: Creating decorations from your food can be as simple as making a football field cake or football shaped cookies and using metal bins with football logos on them for beer and soda. The type of foods you have will also help you make a winning statement. If you are feeling extremely adventurous you can make a stadium out of bread, deli meat, and cheeses, a move that is sure to leave your guests in awe. If simple delicious snacks are more what you had in mind then that is okay too. There should be all kinds of appetizers and finger foods like chips and dip, wings, meatballs, potato skins, etc to keep your guests happy and full! If you are looking for a crowd pleasing chip dip, try making a Buffalo Chicken Chip Dip with this recipe from Franks RedHot.
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup FRANK’S® REDHOT® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK’S® REDHOT® Buffalo Wings Sauce
- 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken.
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or your favorite shredded cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a 1 quart baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite CheeseCrisps for an added cheese flavor!
Make sure that the food is located in a spacious and central area in your home that way everyone can have the goodies they want when they want them.
Entertainment Set-up: Having the prime viewing space is absolutely necessary to see all of the action during the game. First, make sure your TV is easily viewable in the room that you will be hosting guests. If you have more than one TV throughout your home, and the second TV is in a location you don’t mind having guests, like the kitchen, use it! This will help keep the crowd down and will give everyone ample viewing space. You should also make sure you have enough seating. Don’t be afraid to bring in some folding chairs, they will help give the game day feel and give everyone a chance to sit down, eat, and enjoy the game.
Setting up your home to take on the Super Bowl can be done in a few smart steps. Focus on the decorations, food choices, and entertainment area and you are bound to have a successful Super Bowl party in 2014.
And for goodness sakes, don’t forget the CheeseCrisps!