Super Bowl get together ideas give game-day excitement the home field advantage.
“It’s ridiculous for a country
to get all worked up about a game—
except the Super Bowl, of course.
Now that’s important.”
My tried-and-true Super Bowl get together ideas entertaining formula consists of three basic components:
Regardless if your favorite team is in or is out on Sunday tradition dictates most of us will be joining in on the Super Bowl merriment from the comfort of home- the favorite party zone.
Great retail prices at this usually slow time of year following the holidays make picking up an accent here and an accessory tops the Super Bowl get together ideas list.
Next best thing to experiencing the sounds of the Super Bowl live and in person is watching the game in enhanced audio quality.
Hosting game plans favor spending Super Bowl Sunday knee deep in the fun rather than in a stream of spilled food and drink.
Spot side tables give a good look, and give guests a spot to place drinks, eats, and devices.
Tossing it back to the heyday of the folding TV tray table.
Set up, serve, and store away.
Bronze finish resin figurines can be used over and over again which makes it a super affordable Super Bowl decorative accent.
In this neck of the woods where mild winters allow magnolia trees, Ligustrum’s, and your basic garden variety greenery to maintain color and growth, cuttings and clippings are readily available for centerpiece arrangements.
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.
Another inexpensive decoration involves glass cylinder container(s) from the dollar store and a couple of packages of decorative accent gems in team colors.
It’s not about how much it cost, but the wow factor it creates.
Pick up a pack of coaches/referee whistles for this next idea.
Feed black and white ribbon through the whistle ring and tie around the handles of these black and white ceramic soup mugs in referee fashion.
Serve on black melamine plates or plate charges in your team’s colors.
No hot party food needs temperature interference hence the need for a slow cooker and buffet server.
Plastic tubs easily become individual popcorn-nuts-party mix-pretzels holders or fill with ice to create individual beverage tubs.
My family loves In-N-Out Burger.
We go with the eating in the car option complete with lap mats and paper trays.
What better time copy the eating in the car concept than a Super Bowl party.
Scrapbook paper is just the right size and design for lap mats, placemats and coasters.
Purchase items that easily fit with other occasions and themes.
Spike the Ball Tea
1 gallon iced tea
1 gallon lemonade
1 750mL bottle honey whiskey
Combine the iced tea, lemonade, and whiskey in cooler and stir. Add ice.
Please always drink responsibly.
An artificial grass table runner can be used on Super Bowl Sunday as well as springtime gatherings, Easter eggstravaganzas, and bridal showers.
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.
Boiled crawfish, potatoes, and corn- Louisiana required Super Bowl seafood eating.
Throw in lemons, whole onions, and smoked sausage and laissez les bon temps rouler, cher!
Stuffed (or not) Pepper Dressing
1 lb. ground beef
1 bag frozen chopped onions
1 bag frozen chopped green peppers
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon thyme
1 24 ounce can spaghetti sauce
1 cup cooked rice
6 bell peppers
8 ounce package shredded cheese of choice
Cut the tops and stem off of each pepper. Remove the core and seeds from inside each pepper. Cook the bell peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes or until desired softness is reached. Remove peppers from water and set aside.
Place ground beef, onions and peppers in a large skillet. Cook together over high heat until ground beef is browned. Pour or spoon off excess fat. Reduce heat to medium.
Season mixture with salt and pepper, stirring to incorporate. Stir in spaghetti sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add basil and garlic, stirring to incorporate.
Reduce heat to low, cover with lid and simmer dressing for 10 minutes. Remove lid and spoon in cooked rice. Sprinkle with thyme. Stir rice into beef mixture to incorporate. Serves 6.
For Filled Peppers:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously stuff (fill) each pepper with the dressing. Place stuffed peppers open side up in a baking dish. Top each pepper with shredded cheese of your choice. Bake covered for 25 to 30 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.
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.
Charcuterie boards go into the Super Bowl snack hall of fame.
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.
Good olives and pepperoncini complement well, too.
Creole pecans and mixed nuts bring the kick and the crunch.
Place pecans on a baking sheet. Drizzle melted butter over pecans, hit them with a generous sprinkling of Creole seasoning, and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Let cool and serve.
Dates, figs, honey and hot pepper bacon are my jam.
An assortment of crackers and breads of your preference.
Pick up a bag of crostini in the bakery department at Walmart, a box or two of the house brand of entertainment cracker selection (good crackers!), and complete the pass me some of those picture with the crowd pleasing trifecta- pretzels, corn, and tortilla chips.
Prosciutto, salami, and thin sliced smoked turkey enter the field as power proteins.
Dip is the official unofficial food of the Super Bowl soiree.
Four quarters, four dip recipes.
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.
Photography by Joe Lingeman – Food Styling by Amelia Rampe
Football and pizza is a natural pairing, and this Easy, Cheesy Hot Pizza dip recipe from The Kitchn is exactly that.
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.
Don’t be a host/hostess hero, you football animal you.
Pop the top on a few cans of fan favorites Fritos bean dip and jars of salsa and go forth and Super Bowl.
Did someone say wings?
Cooking/frying food in an air fryer is 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!
Carnival season is in full swing with all the fun included and the calories consumed from King Cake parties a conversation for another day.
Standard fare such as grilled or pan fried hamburgers is simple goodness widely received as a Super Bowl party must have.
Pickapeppa Bloody Mary
1 cup Clamato juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1½ teaspoons Pickapeppa Sauce
3 drops Worcestershire Sauce
½ tablespoon ground celery seed
2 ounces vodka, optional
Fill glass half way with ice. If adding vodka, pour 2 ounces into the glass. Add Clamato juice, lemon juice, Pickapeppa sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and celery seed. Stir well to mix.
Optional spice: kick it up a notch with a generous splash of hot sauce
Garnish with spicy beans, celery stalk, or spicy okra.
Here again is the easy way to go with sides.
Crank up the oven, follow the package directions, mix up dipping sauces in sweet and savory flavors, add to individual ramekins (COVID safety practices and general double dipping penalties), and serve.
Good old fried chicken from the deli department of your local grocery store qualifies as a can’t go wrong choice of game day offerings.
Games People Play
Bring your quarters, folks and take a guess.
Pick a word or phrase you know will be on repeat throughout the game – think word of the day, salty or sweet. Each time the word or phrase is said by party goers and Super Bowl swearers in goes a quarter into the bank.
Before the game begins attendees take a guess at how much money will be in the bank at the end of the evening. Best guess takes home the bank, the cash, and the win.
Leftover wrapped candy from the holidays?
Count out the candy pieces, do the same with plastic football beads you can find at hobby stores, throw it all together in a big jar, and let guests guess how many is in the jar for a prize.
Show a classic football flick on the big screen TV post game entertainment.
Options rule the field and Super Bowl get together ideas.
If the jar idea fails to score, load up a football pinata for an outdoor activity.
Whatever works for you works best for your Super Bowl get together.
That’s the winning point of these Super Bowl get together ideas.