Tips for Kicking off a Winning Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Party TipsTips for Kicking off a Winning Super Bowl Party

Don’t drop the ball when it comes to hosting a top notch Super Bowl party this year!  Jennifer Carver, of Spaceships and Laser Beams, is sharing her winning Super Bowl party ideas.  Jen suggests focusing on the 3 Ds:  decorations, drinks and desserts!

The Super Bowl only comes around once a year, and even if you are not a football fan, the most watched sporting event has to be celebrated.  Whether you go all out or keep things simple, create a festive environment for the big game by decorating.  Here are a few of my favorite Super Bowl decorating ideas:

  • Gather footballs (both large and mini) to use as décor and to toss around during commercial breaks and/or half-time.
  • String pom poms like garland in either opposing team colors or focus on the house favorite
  • Add team posters, logos or pennant flags
  • Display team jerseys or hats
  • Display mini or large sized replica helmets
  • Create a football upright out of PVC pipe and display it as part of your food or dessert table
  • Decorate your dining table or refreshment table with a faux football field with green wrapping paper, a plastic table cover or artificial turf.  White yard lines can be created with paint, electrical tape or even ribbon.
  • Purchase football shaped helium balloons or balloons in team colors.
  • Purchase licensed NFL team paper plates, napkins and cups.

When it comes to drinks, you definitely don’t want to disappoint!  Invite guests to bring their favorite drink to share.  Purchase your own stockpile of beverages and be sure to consider your guests and their ages.  Have plenty of child friendly drinks such as juice, water and milk for any children in attendance.  Dress up your beverages with printable referee striped wrappers, drink cozies, whistles, mini pom poms and straws!  A few things to consider for your drink station:

  • Have plenty of ice.
  • Provide plenty of cups.
  • Consider supplying markers to write names on cups for reuse.
  • Have a supply of beverage napkins.
  • Provide fun striped straws in team colors.

So you can focus on desserts, invite guests to bring a favorite finger food or appetizer to share.  Wow guests with your football themed desserts.  Think of all of the fun football shaped and themed desserts you can make or coordinate:

  • Chocolate covered strawberries with white frosted football laces
  • Football shaped brownies
  • Football cake pops
  • Football, helmet or jersey decorated sugar cookies
  • Cupcakes with fondant helmets or footballs
  • Football themed cake

Of course, other stadium style snacks and treats would make a great addition to a dessert table too.  Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Popcorn
  • Peanuts
  • Pretzels
  • Cotton Candy
  • Licorice/Boxes of candy

With your focus on the 3 Ds—decorations, drinks and desserts—and your game face on, you’re sure to plan a Super Bowl celebration that will really wow!  A winning party is in your hands!

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. We always have a super bowl party at our house so these tips and ideas will definitely help us make the whole process a little smoother for us and more enjoyable!

  2. This is a great bunch of suggestions. I am hosting my first Superbowl party and don’t really know where to start so thank goodness I found your post. I am making chicken wings for the first time and a bunch of other things for the guys and gals to munch on. Very excited! Thanks for the great tips!

  3. Have never done the super bowl party thing, always have to work on Sunday afternoon. I would love to do one someday and these ideas are great! Thanks.

  4. Wow, the tips here are excellent. Not only the food and drinks but the decorating ideas as well. Now this is the way to have a winning super bowl party !

  5. Wow…this is above and beyond any super bowl gathering i’ve ever had! I love the decoration ideas!!

  6. Cheering can get rowdy so booze and food are bound to fumble onto the couch or carpet at some point. Create a preemptive strike against stains by removing rugs to expose hardwood floors, which are easier to clean, if possible.

  7. The Three ‘D’s”. I have never been to a Big Game Party that had a focus on desserts. Sure, lots of sweets around, but nothing big. That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing that, and the other awesome tips.

  8. Wow such awsome tips. I will have to keep these. Not throwing a party this year but maybe next year 🙂

  9. these are great tips, this is where you need a small ice maker.iam having a few of my rowdy friends over for suoer bowl….and they can drink

  10. These are some great ideas. I love the different colored popcornl for each team. I also love having a selection of footballs to throw around during the game. Guys love that sort of thing. Thank you for sharing

  11. Thanks for these tips, every year we have a superbowl party and I am always trying to top the last one.

  12. I’m not having a party this year, but love these ideas. I might make a couple of them just for my family, for fun. Thanks for the ideas. Love the popcorn!

  13. We typically throw a Super Bowl party each year, and although there are a few of these ideas that we already partake in, I cannot wait to add a little more flair to the party this year by using these tips! Thanks so much!

  14. oh my goodness i love all of these ideas. i love the pom pom idea. and the food ideas….yeah. this helps a lot.

  15. Fantastic ideas!!! Love the idea of the jerseys and getting everyone to bring their own favorite finger food too. I think it’s great to let everyone feel involved.

  16. Let’s go, Patriots!! I’m a fan of Green Bay Packers and feel they deserve to be there but will now have to root for my next fav’ team. lol Thanks for sharing the great party ideas!

  17. How cool, we don’t have the superbowl here in Australia but I definitely could use these on NRL final night lol

  18. very good tips. I feel like there are so many other things that come into play with a good supebowl party, butt I think you were just trying to give a general idea of what a fun party should have…

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