Guide for Your Super Bowl Party
Games,Crafts, Decorations and Recipes
Bowl is held on a Sunday in early February, usually the first weekend of
February. It is a time for football fans to enjoy the end of a
terrific season and hopefully root their favorite team to victory.
What better way to do this than to have a
super bowl party.
Let football fans you know enjoy watching the game together and non-fans
socialize as well. This should be the easiest party that you ever
host. For a successful Super Bowl party, you'll need plenty of food and
drink. Keep it simple by serving snacks and appetizers that can
be prepared in advance. Remember the TV is the focal point
for this party
CREATE A GUEST LIST...
When selecting who to invite to your party you must consider the number
of guests that you can accommodate in your home. Is it an adult party
or are you going to include the kids? Once you have answered these
questions begin to create your guest list.
Your invitations should be sent 2 weeks in advance. This will give your
guests plenty of time to respond and will give you time to finalize
preparations. Make sure you include the theme, date, start and end
time, location, special instructions like dress for the occasion,
whether food will be served and an RSVP date with your phone number or
email address. If you know that your guests check emails regularly you
can send the invitation via the internet.
PLAN THE FESTIVITIES...
invitation include the kids? Set them up with their own viewing
room. Provide kid-friendly snacks and beverages, and a stack of
board games and movies. Hire a few responsible teenagers to make
sure things remain calm and organized. Provide face paint so
that the older kids can turn the younger kids or the "young at
heart" into real football fans! Play some organized games
Play Football Charades
Divide your guests into teams and give
each team a card with five football related words on it. The
object is to take turns acting out the words for the team to
guess. The team that guesses the most words wins. Use a timer to
keep the game from running into the next quarter. Examples:
cheerleader, shoulder pads, helmet, field goal, pompoms,
touchdown, referee, referee whistle, coach, clipboard, team,
football, quarterback, football fan, cheer.
Football Passing Game
game is best played in a big open area. See how far each guest
can throw the ball. See who is best at running passes and who
is best at throwing / catching passes when both people are
standing still. Be sure to have small prizes available to add to
Create a Word
Write the word Super Bowl on paper and see
how many words the kids can make out of it in 5 minutes.
Half Time Show
the non-football fans, young and old, organized into a
cheering squad to perform a half-time routine. Give them some
notice so that they have 15 -20 minutes to brain storm and
A spin on the
"Hot Potato" game, kids sit in a circle and pass the
football while the music is playing. When the music stops, the
person holding the football goes out of the game and receives a
small prize. Be sure to play
We Will Rock
You/We are the Champions by Queen
plastic table cloth on the floor (preferably a team color).
Cover it with candy and trinkets such as toys, pencils,
footballs, candy etc. Have the children stand a
distance from the table cloth and toss one or two rings.
Whatever their ring encompasses they get to keep. Be sure
to have goodie bags available. This game has always been a
great hit with the kids.
a football cookie ahead of time for each child.
Get team color
theme appropriate candy such as chocolate footballs.
Let the fun
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
2 drops food coloring (green)
In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, mix well. Draw
a shamrock on everyone.
How to make a hand held pennant....
banner are really easy to make. For hand held banners you can buy felt
in appropriate team colors, and cut out large pennant size triangles.
Glue a wooden dowel to the edge of the triangle as a handle. Decorate
the triangle with the team’s name, player’s name, sports paraphernalia
etc… Be sure to keep the team colors in mind when decorating. It is
really easy if you purchase pre-pasted vinyl letters,
footballs etc… and adhere them to the felt.
Super Bowl I-Spy
Wondering how to keep the little ones
interested in the big game? Try giving them this project. Print a copy
of this page for each kid playing. Just have them choose a team to spy
Answer these two questions before the game starts!
Which team is going to score first? ________________________
Which team is going to win? ________________________________
Then keep your eyes (and ears) peeled. Write down the things you spy
during the game.
Has the longest name? _____________________________
The shortest name? _________________________________________
Is the tallest? ____________________________________________
The smallest? ______________________________________________
The oldest? ________________________________________________
The youngest? ______________________________________________
The heaviest? ______________________________________________
The lightest? ______________________________________________
Has the highest jersey number? _____________________________
What is the team's mascot? _________________________________
Now back to the game!
Party Decorating Ideas
based on Super bowl team colors. Use a bunch of balloons as a focal
point on the table and strategically place them in the room.
Drape team pennants, and
streamers throughout your party space.
Use props, like footballs and pompoms
and goal posts, to help create the theme. Cover
chair backs with sports jerseys.
Give your table some height by placing bowls on top of clear plastic
memorabilia boxes. Purchase theme or color related plates, cups and
life-size cardboard cutouts of your
favorite football heroes from the internet and set them up for photo
ops. Use colored masking tape to
divide the TV room into opposing sides. Encourage your guest to dress in
team colors and give a prize to the best dressed. As the host you may
consider dressing like a referee.
Make a football centerpiece
Purchase 6 to 8 mini foam footballs from your local party store for each
centerpiece that you wish to create.
Purchase clear vases, approximately 6 inches wide by 10 inches high,
from a florist or craft store.
Stack the footballs in the vases and wrap ribbon (team colors) around
the top of each vase.
Create a football field table cover
I made this at one of my Super Bowl parties and it was a hit with my
guests. Purchase a piece of green
Astroturf from Home
Depot to fit the size of your buffet table. Use white electric tape and
self-adhesive white numbers to create a scaled down football field. You
can add team's names and/or logos for extra detail. Once the
party is over remove the tape and numbers and use the Astroturf as an
outdoor throw rug in the garage. This example is to help with your
creativity it is not my table cover.
Super Bowl Fondue
Select a variety of fruits such
as strawberries, kiwi, grapes. bananas, apples, pineapples or oranges
and some sweets like marshmallows, pretzels, pound cake squares. Display
the goodies on a football platter.
12 ounces sweet
German chocolate, or semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 cup light cream or half and half
Add small pieces of chocolate into a saucepan on low heat. Add the cream
and stir until the chocolate is all melted. Add the vanilla extract and
stir. Transfer the chocolate sauce to a fondue pot. Using the fondue
forks or small wooden skewers, spear the goodies and dip into the
I have made this many times will all age children.
Younger children will need a bit of help but kids all love it!
I would recommend that you make a sample so that
you can judge how much candy and ribbon you will need to purchase.
That is the most difficult part of this project if you are making it for
a group. Also, you can vary it for different holidays by changing
the color ribbon and candy used.
Plastic wrap (Saran wrap)
Individually wrapped candy.
Super Bowl teams color curling ribbon cut into 6 inch strips
Lay out three feet of plastic wrap, cutting it in
half lengthwise. Place a few pieces of candy every three inches.
The exact number will vary based on the size of the candy. You
want each section to look full.
Roll the plastic over the candy to cover
completely and seal the candy in the middle.
Tie ribbon (knotted) between each section of
Tie the two ends of plastic wrap together and
cover the knot with another ribbon.
Finished product will be a great hit!
Football Ice Cream
Mix cake following box
directions. Divide batter in half and pour into 2 greased 9 by
Bake according to box directions.
Let cakes cool.
While cakes are baking, remove
and discard filling from Oreo cookies. Put cookies into a
plastic bag and crush into crumbs.
After cooling place one
cake layer onto a tray that will fit into your refrigerator.
With a knife, cut off corners to create a football shape. Cut the
same shape into the other cake.
Put ice cream in a bowl and
defrost in the microwave until soft, or let soften on the counter.
Use a spatula to spread the ice cream, about 1 inch thick on top of
cake layer that is on the try. Freeze for about 1 hour to set.
Once set place second layer on top.
Frost the cake, including sides,
with chocolate frosting, Sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top.
Pipe lacing onto the cake with
Combine 1/2 gallon sherbet and
pineapple juice in a punch bowl and
mix well. Add carbonated beverage
stir until sherbet is almost
dissolved. Mix well. Scoop and
float some additional orange sherbet
on the top of the liquid if desired.
Serve punch immediately
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Frost a cooled cupcake with green frosting,
then mark the yard lines with white decorators' gel.
For a pennant, wrap a fruit leather triangle around a pretzel stick
and plant it in the field as shown.
Set a chocolate-covered almond or brown almond M&M football topped
with white decorators' gel laces on the field.
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.
Cut up 1 inch pieces of Italian or French style bread
to serve with it.
Dip can be served in a hollowed out round loaf of
Layer in a 9 inch pie plate or quiche pan the
One 8 oz package of cream cheese (spread like a
One 14 oz jar of pizza sauce
1/3 cup chopped onions (optional)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
One 3 oz can chopped black olives
3 ozs chopped pepperoni
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with
Note: can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.
1/2 lb Cappacola
1/2 lb imported ham
1/2 lb Provolone cheese
1/2 lb Genoa salami
1/2 head shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato to taste
Chopped onion to taste (optional)
Oregano, salt and paper to taste
Olive oil to taste
Tear lunch meat and cheese into bite-size pieces and
put into a large bowl. Add lettuce. Mix well.
Before serving add tomato and onions (optional).
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. Add olive oil and mix well.
Serve with small Kaiser rolls.
Salad Bar Pizza
One 8 oz pkg refrigerated
One 8 oz pkg cream cheese
One 1 oz pkg original ranch salad
dressing mix (dry)
About 1 lb finely chopped salad
bar vegetables. Example: red and green peppers, broccoli,
carrots, black olives, cherry tomatoes.
Unroll crescent rolls and place the
sections on a cookie sheet. Press the perforations and seams together to
form a crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until
Cream together cream cheese and
dressing mix until smooth.
Spread the mixture over the baked and
Sprinkle veggies over creamy mixture.
Chill, cut into squares and serve.