The Super Bowl is not just about the game though. It's also about the commericals (my favorite), the half time show, the food (my other favorite) and the fellowship (ok whatever I like it all)! I heard the other day that the Super Bowl is men's Valentine's Day or more plainly put, the Super Bowl is for men and Valentine's is for women. I think it's no mistake that there are hundreds upon hundreds of Valentine's themed parties out there but when it comes to the Super Bowl...not so much. I am planning my own Super Bowl party year this year but in the meantime here are a few ideas to equip you with a knock out party!
First of all, check out Andrea Correale's tip for ways to spice up your Super Bowl party here. I love this table she made for the Super Bowl though you'll have to switch out the Jets helmet!
As for food, my go-to websites for recipes mostly include The Food Network and Our Best Bites. Here are just a few of many ideas for snack foods on game day...
Being from Texas, my husband and I LIVE for Queso. We normally make the Rotel/Velveeta queso because it is cheap and easy but this recipe from Our Best Bites looks mighty tasty too. I think I'll give it a whirl for this year's Super Bowl especially since we hold a special place in our heart for blanco (white) queso.
My best friend makes this Jalapeno Popper Dip often and ya'll I can eat the whole thing by myself. Her only recommendation is that you use half if not a fourth of the jalapenos because it can get spicy fast. I'm a spicy fan myself so half is good for me...I think.
I saw a recipe for Guacamole on Whole Food's website and since it was made specifically in honor of the Super Bowl I would like to try it out this year. The picture above is actually not the recipe for this quacamole but it is a creative way to display any guacamole if you choose to make it.
I'm pretty sure your husband will flip if you make (or buy) wings for Super Bowl Sunday. The Food Network offers many buffalo wing recipes with all kinds of sauces. My hubbies' favorite is honey barbeque wings and Ranch dressing.
Our Best Bites created these particular sliders for Better Homes and Garden and being a huge fan of crispy onion stings I'm already sold.
I had to include a recipe from Paula Deen and these chili bowls are great because they are bite size and would work well on a decorated food table. You could even make cupcake toppers to stick out of the tops of these. Who says cupcake toppers have to go on cupcakes?
Speaking of cupcakes, there is no shortage of ideas out there for Super Bowl parties. In fact, over at Celebrations.com, Jeanne Benedict has several ideas for cupcakes including Ref, Trophy and Hamburger cupcakes! My favorite cupcakes, though, are these by the talented Bakerella...
As for other desserts...