Super Bowl Sunday is an epic American tradition that is filled with good food, the best commercials, and of course, FOOTBALL! It’s a good excuse to throw another party and gather with friends and family. Maybe you have always wanted to host a Super Bowl Party, but you just don’t know where to start. Well, I’m here to point you in the right direction and give you step by step instructions to make this year’s Super Bowl the best party yet! I have you covered from the menu, decor, and even the store.
Decor: Dollar Tree
Throwing a themed party is fun and all your guests will love it! It does not have to stressful, expensive, or time consuming to pull off the perfect party. When I get asked where my decor comes from, I say Dollar Tree. Yes, that’s right–Dollar Tree! They have so many paper products to work with and a great party selection. Plus, the prices work great with any budget! This is what you need to buy at Dollar Tree:
- football table cloth
- football napkins
- football snack serving tray
- green tissue pom pom garland
- banner (blank or birthday)
- mini clothespins
- pack of fun sized M&Ms
- paper plates
- paper straws
- a glass vase
- toy football
I created a Super Bowl Party Pack which is printable and easy to cut out. It includes: cupcake toppers, “ready, set, eat” food sign, “wet your whistle” drink sign, “Game Day” football letters, “footballs,” party favor tags, and “game day” chili tags. I print out the party graphics on card stock and then cut them out. This only takes about 20 minutes! I have created a coupon code, SUPERBOWL20, for you to get 20% off this party pack on my Etsy store.
Once you have printed the party pack you can create the following with these instructions:
- Supplies Needed: scissors, tape, thread/string, mini clothespins, toothpicks, and a hole puncher.
- Cupcakes Toppers- I taped one toothpick to the back of each cupcake topper.
- “Ready, Set, Eat” Food Sign- I clipped this sign to a 5×7 black frame.
- “Wet Your Whistle” Drink Sign- Using a hole puncher, I punched two holes on the upper portion of the sign and threaded with string.
- “Game Day” Letters- I taped the letters to the back of a “birthday” banner that I bought at the Dollar Tree. (extra helmets included if needed for this banner)
- “Footballs”- I clipped the footballs, using a mini clothespins, in between the pompoms on the garland that I bought at Dollar Tree.
- Party Favor Tags- I clipped each tag onto fun sized M&Ms, using a mini clothespins.
- “Game Day Chili” Tags-I punched a hole in the upper left corner of tag and threaded string through it, then tied it around the top of the jar.
- Glass Vase and Toy Football-I used the glass vase and toy football to make a Vince Lombardi Trophy by hot gluing the toy football to the glass vase. I already had silver spray paint, so I went outside and sprayed the “trophy” with the silver paint and allowed it to dry overnight. You can find silver spray paint at any home improvement or craft store.
- Mason Jar- I used pint size mason jars to make Game Day Chili To Go. Recipe and and instructions can be found here.
- Mason Jar Glasses- I bought these mason jars several years ago at Dollar Tree and have kept them on hand for entertaining. If you don’t have glasses like these, buy paper cups at Dollar Tree.
- Paper Straws- I have an endless supply of paper straws, but if you don’t have them, pick them up at Dollar Tree.
- Letter Board- This is also something that I have, but you could use a chalkboard sign and write your menu on it.
- Utensils- The canned tomatoes that I bought for the chili came in a tin can that you pull up a tab to open. After I made my chili, I saved the cans and washed them out, then displayed my utensils in them. I would not use the cans if you have to use a can opener to open the tins because they are too sharp and guests could cut themselves while reaching for the utensils.
Menu: Harris Teeter
Next, you need the food! I have you covered there too. For this party I have created and added three new recipes for this party theme: Game Day Chili To Go, Party Mix, and “Polished Up” Party Cupcakes. These recipes can be made up quickly and efficiently with the help of your slow cooker and semi-homemade ingredients. I went to Harris Teeter and bought all my ingredients for this menu which make my grocery shopping a one stop shop. Click below to get the recipes.
- Game Day Chili To Go
- Party Mix – coming soon, 1/26/2020
- “Polished Up” Party Cupcakes – coming soon, 1/26/2020
Putting It All Together Timeline:
Early In The Week:
- Go to the grocery store and get the list of ingredients needed for the recipes.
- Go to Dollar Tree and purchase the shopping list of decor.
- Download the Super Bowl Printable Party Pack, print and cut it out. (Use promo code SUPERBOWL20 to get 20% off.)
- Complete the instructions to assemble the Printable Party Pack. (see above under Decor Etsy Subheading)
Saturday To-Do- List:
- Make Party Mix and store it in an air tight container, after it has cooled.
- Make “Polished Up” Party Cupcakes and store them in air tight container until ready to serve. Do not put the cupcake toppers on the cupcakes until ready to serve.
- (Optional) Make the Vince Lombardi Trophy by hot gluing the toy foot ball to the glass vase. Use silver spray paint to paint with, and allow it to dry overnight.
- Ensure that your Mason Jars are clean and ready to use for the Game Day Chili To Go and drinking glasses.
Sunday To -Do- List:
- Place the football table cloth on the table.
- Set out the utensils, napkins, cups/glasses, plates, cupcake server, drink pitcher, and party favors.
- Hang the Banners.
- Place the framed food sign around the food on table.
- Hang the drink sign on serving pitcher.
- Cook Game Day Chili To Go.
- Place the Party Mix in the football serving tray from Dollar Tree.
- Place the cupcakes on a serving tray and put cupcake toppers in the middle of cupcakes.
- After chili jars have cooled and you are almost ready to eat, tie “Game Day Chili” tags around each jar of chili.
- Sit back and enjoy the game!
I hope you enjoy these party ideas! I would love to know if you found some inspiration to plan your own Super Bowl Party.