Super Bowl Get Together Ideas

Super Bowl get together ideas buzz is all around.  Regardless if your favorite team is in or is out, as tradition dictates most of us will be joining in on the Super Bowl merriment from the comfort of home- the favorite party zone.

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Super Bowl get together ideas drive the ultimate game day excitement down the field.

Fan favorite food.

Halftime show performance showcases.

Commercials dripping in social media buzz and advertising gold.

My tried-and-true Super Bowl get together ideas entertaining formula consists of four quarter basic components:

Casual.

Comfortable.

Easy.

Inexpensive.

 

Samsung - 2.1-Channel 300W Soundbar System with 6-1/2" Wireless Subwoofer - Black

Samsung 2.1 Soundbar with 320W Wireless Sub 

The next best thing to experiencing the sounds of the Super Bowl live and in person is watching the game in enhanced audio quality.

Samsung - Wireless Rear LoudspeakersSamsung – Wireless Rear Loudspeakers

 

Winston Wine Red Stationary Chair and Ottoman by Home Styles

Winston Wine Red Stationary Chair and Ottoman by Home Styles

Comfort factors into the game day experience, and comfortable seating options score big points with the crowd.

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Greendale Home Fashions Ribbed Microfiber 20-inch Buff Square Floor PillowGreendale Home Fashions Ribbed Microfiber Square Floor Pillows

Safavieh Manchester Antiqued Brown Tufted Club ChairSafavieh Manchester Antiqued Brown Tufted Club Chair

 

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Carlisle Wood Seat Backed Counter Stool
Kendall Metal Counter Height Stool with Wood Black/Cocoa Brown

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Faux-Fur Saucer Chair

 

Pasargad Home Genuine Leather Paris Club ChairPasargad Home Genuine Leather Paris Club Chair

I’d rather spend my Super Bowl Sunday knee deep in the fun rather than in a stream of spilled food and drink.

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Cylinder drum accent tables placed in strategic areas in and around Dave the Builder’s man cave serve a stylish purpose by offering a place to sit one’s food and drink.

Defense Football Player

Defense Football Player

These bronze finish resin figurines from Hobby Lobby (don’t forget the 40% coupon) can be used over and over again which makes it a super affordable Super Bowl decorative accent.

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In this neck of the woods where mild winters allow magnolia trees, ligustrums, and your basic garden variety greenery to maintain color and growth, cuttings and clippings are readily available for  centerpiece arrangements.

Football Ceramic Sports Planter

Football Ceramic Sports Planter

The cuttings and clippings make a nice showing on their own, but really kick the look up a notch when mixed with a couple of fresh bouquets from the supermarket floral department.

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A DIY Lombardi Trophy is a simple project to do with an equally simple item list.

Football.

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Tapered bud vase.

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Glue sticks and glue gun.

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Silver spray paint.

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Glue the football (angled) to the vase.  Allow to dry for at least one(1) hour.

Once the football is completely adhered to vase, spray paint your championship masterpiece with silver spray paint.

clear glass cylinder vase

Another inexpensive decoration involves glass cylinder container(s) from the dollar store.

Red Glitter Ball Filler

kraft Crinkle Cut Decorative Paper Shred

Fill the containers/vases with glitter balls and crinkle paper shreds in team-inspired colors.

red crinkle cut shredded paperTop it off with a football and there you go.

Wilson NFL Super Grip Composite Leather Game Football

Wilson NFL Super Grip Composite Leather Game Football

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It’s not how much it costs, but the wow factor it creates.

 

Black & White Striped Bottle Labels 24ctBlack & White Striped Bottle Labels 24ct

Black and white stripes bring to mind a referee uniform and make a great theme to decorate with.

 

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Dress up beverage bottles with these black and white striped bottle labels.

 

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Pick up a pack of coaches/referee whistles for this next idea.

Black and White Variegated Polyester Cotton Blend Baker's TwineBlack and White Variegated Polyester Cotton Blend Baker’s Twine

Feed black and white striped ribbon or baker’s twine through the whistle ring and tie around the neck of the bottle.

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Black and White Striped Popcorn Boxes

Black and white striped popcorn boxes and treat bags are a good call for serving popcorn, nuts, and party mixes.

Black White Stripes Party Favors Cello Bags

Dave the Builder and I love In-N-Out Burger.

In-N-Out Burger is always on the where to eat list when we go to Las Vegas or Dallas.

We go with the eating in the car option complete with lap mats and paper trays.

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What better time copy the eating in the car concept than a Super Bowl party.paper food trays

Scrapbook paper is just the right size and design for lap mats, placemats and coasters.

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Football Field Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x 12″

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Footballs Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x 12″

I like to buy items that easily fit with other occasions and themes.

Football Helmet Bottle Carrier

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Football Helmet Wine Bottle Carrier

Novelty Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener, Bulldog

Novelty Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener, Bulldog

Igloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, OrangeIgloo 5-Gallon Heavy-Duty Beverage Cooler, Orange

 

Spiked the Ball Tea

Ingredients

1 gallon iced tea

1 gallon lemonade

1 750mL bottle honey whiskey

ice

Directions

Combine the iced tea, lemonade, and whiskey in cooler and stir.  Add ice.

Always drink responsibly.

 

Big Party Pack Festive Green Paper Coffee Cups 40ctBig Party Pack Festive Green Paper Coffee Cups 40ct

This beauty fits in with the I love of all things copper theme.  I’m seriously considering adding it to the cart as a hostess gift to myself.

2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser - Threshold™2gal Glass Modern Beverage Dispenser – Threshold™

These Dollar Tree party ware beverage glass solutions aka football shaped glass tumblers will carry you through the entire season.

Football-Shaped Glass TumblersFootball-Shaped Glass Tumblers

An artificial grass table runner can be used on Super Bowl Sunday as well as  springtime gatherings, Easter eggstravaganzas, and bridal showers.

Artificial Grass Table RunnerArtificial Grass Table Runner

From a drop by the supermarket spread made for good times and gathering friends to an instant pot-slow cooker feast, easy yet impressive dishes make a taste touchdown.

Instant-Pot-Shrimp-Boil

The recipe for Instant Pot shrimp boil from Damn Delicious is what

Click here for the recipe.

The idea behind the Super Bowl party nosh is to pair good times with good eats.

Jalapeño Popper Football Cheese BallJalapeño Popper Football Cheese Ball Recipe from Peas and Crayons

Clocking time in the kitchen preparing complicated snacks takes you away from the play-by-play action.

Easy is the game plan, so let’s take a look at easy recipes.

Top Shelf Living Missouri Slate Cheese BoardTop Shelf Living Missouri Slate Cheese Board

The ever popular cheese platter and charcuterie board goes into the Super Bowl snack hall of fame.

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Variety is the spice of life and the rule of the cheese charcuterie board.  Work with what is available, on sale, and in season.

Here’s the items that make the tray.

One sharp, one mild, one soft, and one blue cheese.

Next, I select a trio of in season fresh fruits such as grapes, dates, berries, and apples.  Dried apricots and dried cranberries round out the category.

If I have good olives on hand I’ll add them to the tray.  Pepperoncinis complement well, too.

Creole pecans and mixed nuts bring the kick and the crunch.

Fig preserves, honey, and bacon pepper jam are my jam.

An assortment of crackers and breads of your preference.

Prosciutto and smoked turkey (house favorites).

Wood Cow 2 Piece Cheese Board & Platter Set

Wood Cow 2 Piece Cheese Board & Platter Set

Oversized Carved Wood Tray - Hearth & Hand™ with MagnoliaOversized Carved Wood Tray – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

Dip is the official unofficial food of the Super Bowl soiree.

Four quarters.

Four dip recipes.

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Copycat Chili’s Queso (Slow Cooker Version) from Creme de la Crumb is a Super Bowl appetizer tour de force.

This baby is easy, slow cooker easy, and a crowd pleaser.

Click here for the recipe.

Best Ever Cheesy Pizza Dip

Football and pizza is a natural pairing, and this Best Ever Cheesy Pizza dip from Jen at Yummy Healthy Easy is exactly that.

Recipe is here.

Super Bread Bowl Dip

A football shaped bread bowl full of dip.

Need I say more?

Click on the link for the how to make instructions and Kale-Artichoke Dip recipe.

Baked Kale Artichoke Dip Recipe from Delish

Slow-Cooker Boursin Spinach-Artichoke Dip

If one is good, two is better.

Spinach and artichoke star in this Slow-Cooker Boursin Spinach-Artichoke Dip making it a 5 star-4 quarters dip champion.

Click on the link for the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Boursin Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Did someone say wings?

Big Boss 16 Quart 1300-Watt Oil-less Air Fryer & Tabletop Convection Oven

Air fryer madness is sweeping the kitchen nation, and if you’ve got one you know why.

I call cooking/frying food in an air fryer a healthy compromise without any compromise at all.

Food cooks with less fat, faster than traditional methods, is not limited to frying (grills, roasts, bakes), and the best feature- no oil!

This alternative to traditional frying takes countertop kitchen appliance must have to the next super easy to use with super delicious results level.

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Delish – Photo by Parker Feierbach 

Our niece swears by this Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken recipe from Delish.

Upon her rave review and Super Bowl get-together ideas suggestion, I’m including it for your recipes consideration.  Click the link for the recipe.

Best Air Fryer Fried Chicken

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It’s not a Super Bowl party in Louisiana without a pot of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.

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It’s Mardi Gras season here in Louisiana, and King Cakes are everywhere.

We’re loaded up on them for Super Bowl I could go for something sweet Sunday.

Wild Sports Football Field Tailgate Toss Cornhole SetWild Sports Football Field Tailgate Toss Cornhole Set

The games people play pre and post game keep the party going.

Super Bowl squares is our favorite!

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Described as a family game for anyone that has ever seen a movie, the Blockbuster Party Game looks like fun.

The Blockbuster Party GameThe Blockbuster Party Game

Who doesn’t love the how many chocolate footballs in the jar game.

palmer footballs

Palmer Chocolate Footballs 450ct

Whatever works for you works best for your Super Bowl get together.

That’s the winning point of these Super Bowl get together ideas.

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Team, Table and Tap: Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 marks a milestone deserving of an epic Super Bowl celebration.  There is a lot riding on Super Bowl 50.  Record breaking attendance, Monday morning quarterbacking the plays, the buzz surrounding the commercials and critiquing the halftime show performances of Beyoncé and Coldplay.  The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will meet for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium with A game aspirations for a Super Bowl 50 championship victory.  Never underestimated the pomp and circumstance leading up to the Super Bowl. It’s a football force to be reckoned with.

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The Louisiana loyal are Manning up to show support for our man Peyton. There’s a Southern football family tree with roots that run New Orleans Saints, University of Tennessee and Ole Miss deep!  Papa Archie was a New Orleans Saint, Peyton a Tennessee Vol  and Eli an Ole Miss Rebel.

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We would love to see the Broncos win so Peyton Manning, if what the general football nation says is true and he is going to retire, could finish his NFL career on a career high note.  I think it is safe to assume Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will not be sentimental to Peyton or a shrinking violet opposing team to play.  Any way you cut it, what a difference an impressive winning season makes. The pomp and circumstance leading up to the game is already at a fever pitch.  My job as Super Bowl party coordinator comes complete with a set of game day party rules, and those game day party rules are as follows:

The Man Cave Comforts of Home

Dave the Builder’s man cave is a come in and stay awhile game room for any and all.  Sir Kitty Cat loves to hang out in the cave, and it is the favored space to hang out in when the son, nephews and nieces come to town.  In fact, my youngest nephew recently informed me he was willing to take both sofas off my hands in the very near future.  He does not sit on the sofa, he melts into it.  The sofas are very comfortable as sofas should be, and for that exact reason will be staying right where they are for several more years.

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Club chairs capture the art deco style in Great Gatsby fashion.  I like the Peyton club chair for obvious reasons.  Of course I selected a club chair named Peyton!

Let The Music Play

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These record coaster always put a fun and nostalgic spin on the fifty, thirty and twentysomething conversations.  Remember when?

Disposable is doable

There’s a time and a place for china, silver plate, quality linens and glassware.  A Super Bowl party is not the time nor the place. Repeat after me:  Casual. Comfortable. Easy.  You can find plenty of party items that fit the casual, comfortable and easy bill and stay in Super Bowl theme at your local dollar and discount stores.  Inexpensive.  That’s another point on the Super Bowl party scoreboard.

Put Your Money Where Your Serveware Wow Factor Is

Entertaining can get expensive.  Quality serveware pieces pay for themselves over time.  Interior designer Miles Redd says it best.

“Buy the best, and you only cry once.”

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The Games Big Boys Play

Attention spans have been known to dwindle on the other side of halftime and first run commercials. Great eats-n-drinks and a seasoned trash talk session can only take a party so far.

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I keep a games big boys play themed basket of playing cards, related reading material and wooden travel peg games in Dave the Builder’s man cave for just this reason.

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Simple is Simply Delicious

This food for thought quote from Nigella Lawson speaks volumes toward the position food plays at a Super Bowl game day party.

“Food is about memories.  It’s rich and messy and anarchic- much like life.”

~ Nigella Lawson 

I learned years ago the game day menu is almost as important as the point spread. Speaking of spreads-my dad was an avid sportsman with a love and appreciation of the game of football first on the roster.

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My dad got to attend two Super Bowl games, and he regaled us with his “there’s nothing like being there live and in person” stories of the game. For the other 48 times, he watched the game from his favorite armchair. His game day snacks starting lineup always included celery sticks and Fritos served with a bowl full of pimento cheese made from my paternal grandmother’s recipe.  Willie’s pimento cheese recipe ingredient list consists of only three ingredients, and is guilty as Southern sin of omitting the house staple of the South, Duke’s mayonnaise.  I don’t believe Willie or my dad would object if a ½ cup of Duke’s mayo found its way into the ingredient list.  Simple and simply delicious.

Willie’s Pimento Cheese

Ingredients

1 pkg (32 oz ) Velveeta®
4  4 ounce jars pimento; drained
pepper to taste

Directions

Allow Velveeta to soften at room temperature. Place the Velveeta and pimentos into large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash Velveeta® and pimentos until smooth  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

What Beer Goes with What Chip

Wondering what beer pairs with potato chips, a Super Bowl menu must have?

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What’s on team, table and tap for your Super Bowl 50 party?

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Super Bowl Party Recipes

Big flavor for the big game comes from tailgating good times and delicious Super Bowl party recipes.

Regardless if you are parked in the stadium lot or at home in front of the big screen, Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with good times, great sports and tasty team food!

Dine & Dash asks the question, “ are you ready?”

You know we are, especially when it comes to Super Bowl party recipes starring your Pepperoni Pizza King’s Hawaiian Bread.

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This Super Bowl tailgating party favorite recipe from How Sweet It Is for Crockpot Cheddar Beer Chicken Tacos is on our gameday menu radar.

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Did someone say spicy hummus?

We’re digging and dipping this quick and easy recipe for spicy hummus from PopSugar.

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If it’s January in Louisiana, and it’s Super Bowl Sunday, you can bet it’s a party and a shucking good time for a crawfish boil.

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Up next in our Super Bowl party recipes suggestion box is a Places In The Home house favorite, Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Honey Lime Creamy Dipping Sauce.

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Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

Ingredients

4 medium sweet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into thick wedges

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 ½  teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash and scrub sweet potatoes.  Cut potatoes into wedges of desired thickness.  In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, parsley, cinnamon, nutmeg,  garlic powder, sea salt and pepper, coating potatoes evenly with all ingredients.  Cover and marinate at least two hours.  Lightly coat large baking sheet with olive oil, about 1 tablespoon.

Place marinated sweet potato wedges on baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until tender.  Serve immediately.

Places In The Home Honey Lime Creamy Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

¼ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 ½  tablespoons honey

1 ½ tablespoons barbecue sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt and mayonnaise to incorporate flavors together.  Add the honey and barbecue sauce, whisking all ingredients together.  Last but not least, whisk in the fresh lime juice.

Wait a minute!

What about something sweet?

BeanTown Baker scores with her yummy recipe for Samoas Rice Krispies Treats.

This sweet treat is reminiscent of the taste of one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies and a snack classic, the rice krispie treat.

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Enjoy the game, the Super Bowl party recipes, the camaraderie and all the fun and festivities of Super Bowl Sunday!

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Contests and Olioboard: A Creative Tool Of The Trade

My weekend fun has reached beyond recipes and preparing for Super Bowl XLVI.  Olioboard, moodboard creator site extraordinaire, is a valuable creative tool for designers and decorators.  Creative expression and client essential interior moodboards can be beautifully created for presentations, portfolios, and for pure fun.  Olioboard allows you to create 2D and 3D interior design moodboards, share, participate in contests and interact with an extremely supportive online community.  Joining Olioboard is as easy as email address, username, password, and password confirmation gets. Contests and Olioboard are on tap this week. Speaking of on tap…

I am currently participating in the Spirit of Sports Man Cave design contest. The Places In The Home username was taken so design98 is how I’m known on Olioboard.  It has been a fun week of creating, tweaking and consulting.  My nephew came by last night and was fascinated with the man cave entries from all the participants.  Man Caves have mass appeal with more and more homeowners embracing the concept and design possibilities.

It was fun to conduct my own survey this week asking male family members and friends between the ages 19 and 82 the following question: What would you put in your ultimate Man Cave?  Here’s the results of this totally unofficial but madly informative survey.

1. Televisions- yes, more than one

2. Beer Fridge

3.  Multiple Game Systems

4. Leather Recliners

5. Theater Quality Surround Sound System

6. Pool Table

7. Wireless Internet Connection

8. iPod Docking  Stations-again, more than one

9. Hot Dog Machine

10.  Craps, Blackjack, and Poker Tables

Outdoor kitchen, foosball table and fully stocked kitchen rounded out the requests.

Mars and Venus~

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