A Super Bowl get-together is a tradition for the football loyal, and Super Bowl get-together ideas buzz is all around. What team will you be rooting for to become victorious as Super Bowl LII champions? Our beloved Saints were so close, but ultimately, defeat was to be. I do not have a dog, Saint, Eagle or Patriot in the fight, so the focus of my Super Bowl get-together ideas is on what drives the party down the field to score a win for the movers, shakers and Super Bowl get-together partakers.
Halftime show extravaganzas.
Commercials of advertising gold.
The commercials have been known to be more must see tv than the game itself. Super Bowl commercials make for interesting post-game observations and Monday morning quarterback conversations. Country Living Magazine features The 50 Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time. Can you guess my favorite?
I’ve selected Super Bowl get-together ideas and items with comfort zone wow factor in mind.
Sleek style teams with full, rich sound with the VIZIO sound bar. Enhance the entire Super Bowl experience by boosting the audio experience. Comfortable seating options are essential game watching components and score big points in the comfort zone.
Comfort is the name of the game at the buffet, coffee, and decorative side table as well. The America’s Plate-by-Plate Game Day Food Lineup infographic shows popular Game Day recipes pulled from Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Tablespoon websites. Favorite game day foods in each state shows just how much Super Bowl game watchers love their game day snacks. Sliders, tater tot casserole, cowboy caviar, stuffed mushrooms, root beer chicken and butter cake bars deliciously represent our sister states coast to coast, region to region. Crab au Gratin represents Louisiana as the favorite game day dish. Chicken and sausage gumbo rules the game day buffet table at our house, but I don’t believe anyone would object to a tray full of crocks housing individual servings of Crab au Gratin.
C’est si bon!
Crabmeat Au Gratin
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
2 teaspoons ZATARAIN’S® Creole Seasoning
Hot pepper sauce, to taste
1 pound lump crabmeat
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium-low heat. Add onion and parsley; cook and stir 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add flour; cook and stir until lightly browned. Slowly stir in milk; continue cooking until mixture begins to thicken.
Stir in ½ cup of the cheese, Creole Seasoning and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Gently stir in crabmeat. Pour mixture into greased 1-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble around the edges. Makes 3 cups.
Play off team colors when selecting tableware, serving pieces, and home decor accessories to accent Super Bowl spirit.
Super Bowl get-together ideas and decorations need not be an exercise in difficulty or expense.
For a centerpiece, grab a vase or jar, fill it with vase fillers in team colors, add mascot appropriate embellishments, and let the centerpiece games begin. Fill in the blanks with cuttings from nature’s arts and crafts store (your yard) or floral gatherings from the floral department at the local market.
Scrapbook paper makes great placemats. There’s a time and a place for china, silver, quality linens and crystal glassware. A Super Bowl get-together is not one of those times, in my humble opinion.
Repeat after me my Super Bowl get-together ideas entertaining mantra:
You can find plenty of party items that fit the casual, comfortable and easy bill online as well as local dollar and discount stores.
Yep, that’s another point scored on the Super Bowl get-together ideas scoreboard.
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.
Finger foods and disposable wares go with sporting events and concessions, so why not incorporate that theme into your menu and party decor?
I love this look! These black and white striped popcorn boxes make a good call for serving popcorn, nuts, and party mixes. Paper scoop cups with newspaper design add an extra! extra! snack all about it! fun to the food festivities.
Menus will vary from Super Bowl get-together to Super Bowl get-together, but serving delicious food is the goal.
Soup. Chili. Beef stew. Yes, please.
Fries. Nachos. Mozzarella sticks. Onion rings. Yum!
Pulled pork sandwiches. Fried catfish and hush puppies. Slow-cooker Southern barbecue chicken. Creole French fries. Ice cold beverages with just the right amount of fizz. Mardi Gras King Cake. What time do we eat?
Frozen pizza. A large salad made from fresh ingredients. Barq’sRoot Beer or Cocoa~Cola ice cream floats. A drop by the supermarket spread made for good times and gathering friends.
Whatever works for you works best for your Super Bowl get-together. That’s the winning point of these Super Bowl get-together ideas.