Super Bowl Get-Together Ideas

Super Bowl get-together ideas buzz is all around.  Georgia, Atlanta to be specific, is on the mind of many a football fan.  Thousands will watch from home, sports bars, and various party zones.  What team will you be rooting for to become victorious as Super Bowl LIII champions?


Our beloved Saints were robbed so close.  I’ll leave it right there as this is a mostly a G rated blog.


How’s this for you’re on your game Saintsational style.

Super Bowl 2019 Tee, Black and Gold Tee, Unisex Football Tee, New Orleans Football Shirt

Super Bowl 2019 New Orleans Football Tee

With the Saints out and my Who Dat enthusiasm diminished, there is still reason to plan and suggest Super Bowl get-together ideas.


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Our son and his lovely wife will be hosting their first Super Bowl party.  Joining in on the pre-party fun is what drives the Super Bowl excitement down the field to score a win for the movers, shakers and Super Bowl get-together partakers.

Fan favorite fantastic food.

Halftime show performance extravaganzas.

Commercials of advertising gold.



The next best thing to being at the Super Bowl live and in person is a quality sound enhanced Super Bowl viewing at home experience.

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

Samsung 2.1 Soundbar with 320W Wireless Sub 

Comfort is the name of the watching the game game.  Comfortable seating options score big points in the comfort zone.

Safavieh Chloe Brown Club ChairSafavieh Chloe Brown Club Chair


Poly and Bark Vortex Side Chair Walnut LegsPoly and Bark Vortex Side Chair Walnut Legs


Drew Brees Poster

Should have been in the Super Bowl.

Could have won the Super Bowl.

Would have been a Super Bowl party to beat the jazz band!

I’m just saying.


My Super Bowl get-together ideas entertaining formula consists of four basic components:





Defense Football Player

Defense Football Player

The Defense Football Player figure from Hobby Lobby is a great choice centerpiece.  It can be used over and over again which makes it a super affordable Super Bowl centerpiece option.

Coca-Cola in Bottles Double Sided LED Marquee Sign

Coca-Cola in Bottles Double Sided LED Marquee Sign

Coca-Cola, or Coke as everyone in the South calls Coca-Cola, was created by Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton in 1886. This Coca-Cola in Bottles double sided LED marquee sign is game day man cave, game room, and Super Bowl LIII approved, y’all.


Cuttings from nature’s arts and crafts store (your yard) or floral gatherings from the floral department at the local market in glass containers from the dollar store give a big look for a little money return.


Glitter ball filler, plastic footballs, or crinkle paper shreds in team colors arranged around the base complete the look.




Football Field Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x 12″

Scrapbook paper makes great placemats and coasters.


Footballs Scrapbook Paper – 12″ x 12″

You can’t go wrong with items that avoid team colors or logos.   Granted, some Super Bowl get-together items are one-time use winners, but I like to buy some items that easily fit with other occasions and themes.


Black and white striped popcorn boxes make a good call (unlike a certain referee) for serving popcorn, nuts, and party mixes.


Black and White Popcorn Boxes

From a drop by the supermarket spread made for good times and gathering friends to a instant pot-slow cooker feast, serving delicious food is the goal.


Instant Pot Duo 6qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker

Soup, and stew, and mac and cheese, oh my!

Slow-Cooker Chicken-Tortilla SoupSlow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup- Country Living
(click on the link for recipe )

INSTANT POT BEEF STEWInstant Pot Beef Stew- Life Made Sweeter 
(click on link for recipe)

instant pot mac and cheese

5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese- Food Network
(click on link for recipe)

Dip is required Super Bowl party fare.

Super Bread Bowl Dip

Doesn’t this Super Bread Bowl Dip from Delish look good?   The bread bowl is the focus of this recipe, and the how to make instructions for it and the Kale-Artichoke Dip link is here: Super Bread Bowl Dip

I shared this recipe for Cheesy Hot Crab Dip from Valerie’s Kitchen (click on link for recipe) on the Places In The Home Facebook page, and it looks so good I believe an instant replay is in order.


Pulled pork sandwiches, fried catfish po’boys, pimento cheese sandwiches, and slow cooker bbq wings pair deliciously well with ice cold beverages packing just the right amount of fizz.


Embossed Beverage TubEmbossed Beverage Tub

charcuterie board instructions

Cheese and Meat Platter 101 – Fix Feast Flair

Three cheers for the charcuterie board.

Nina Cheese Markers, Set of 6Nina Cheese Markers, Set of 6

Elements 18 inch Wave Edge Acacia Wood Cheese BoardElements 18 inch Wave Edge Acacia Wood Cheese Board


Football Sugar Cookies from Delish
(click on link for recipe)

Mardi Gras King Cake is the taste of Louisiana and a nod to the New Orleans Saints.



It’s not a Super Bowl party without Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.


All I can say is WTF.


The games people play before, during, and after the big game keep the party going.

Buffalo Games NFL Showdown GameBuffalo Games NFL Showdown Game

Football squares.

football squares

An oldie but a goodie is the guess how many chocolate footballs are in the jar game.



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.

super bowl 50

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.

ManningsLouisiana Heart and Home

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.


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


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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?

gourmet-burgersOmaha Steaks

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

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Big Flavor For The Big Game: 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.


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


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


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.


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.


Baked Sweet Potato Wedges


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



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


¼ cup plain yogurt

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 ½  tablespoons honey

1 ½ tablespoons barbecue sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


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 (Patriots approriate) 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.


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


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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