Super Bowl is only a few days away and the perfect excuse to throw a party. The invitations have been mailed and the guests have sent in their RSVP’s, now here are a few ideas to make your party a success! For more Super Bowl party ideas visit my Pinterest board, Super Bowl Menu & Decor.
Get everyone in the spirit of the game with festive decor. Create a “Game Plan” menu on a framed chalk board, lay out football coasters, get a “yard line” table runner or hang up some pennants and banners.
Snacks – Your party is only as good as your food!
Snacks are essential to having a great Super Bowl bash. Offer a variety of food options, and don’t forget the vegans, those with nut allergies and gluten-free guests. Vegetable dishes, fruit trays and hummus dips can easily accompany chili con queso, wings and a nacho bar. There should be something for everyone at your buffet table.
Set up food stations around the room for people to pick and choose. A chili bar and a nacho bar along with your snack buffet table will provide plenty of choices for your guests.
From root beer to mixed drinks in teams colors, offer several thirst quenching alternatives besides soda and suds.
A beautiful assortment of delicious treats will keep your guests energized during the final quarter. Think football themed brownies and savory cupcakes, plus who can resist chocolate covered strawberries?
Super Bowl Etiquette Tips for Hosting and Attending:
- Alert your neighbors you will be having a large party and invite them to join in.
- Offer to bring a snack or food item to add to the buffet table. If your host says “no thank you,” don’t surprise her with a casserole that won’t go with the rest of her food theme.
- Wear your team’s colors. You don’t have to paint your face or wear a team jersey (unless you want to), but wearing something colorful shows you’re excited to be a part of the fun.
- If you notice the queso is getting low, offer a helping hand. Your host will most likely welcome your assistance.
- Participate in games provided by your host and be a good team sport.
- Be considerate of those wanting to watch the commercials. People look forward to half time and the funny ads, and aren’t really interested in pictures of your new house plans.
- Hosts, allow your guests to take advantage of the floor for extra seating. Don’t fret over cramped space and not enough chairs; your guests won’t mind sharing space with people they enjoy.
- Mix and mingle with guests you don’t know. Your host will appreciate your effort.
- Clean up after yourself. Don’t rely on your host to tidy up after you.
For more tips visit my blog: Super Bowl Party Etiquette: Tips for a Mannerly Host.