Super Bowl get together ideas drive the ultimate game day excitement down the proverbial field.
Current times require a bit of thought regarding to mingle live and in person or to keep your Super Bowl soiree an “in house” family only gathering.
Whichever way you go, Super Bowl entertaining rules of fun, fan, and food revelry remain the same.
“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, as tradition dictates most of us will be joining in on the Super Bowl merriment from the comfort of home- the favorite party zone.
LSU fans proudly rise to the occasion in support for “our” Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Lest we forget, the New Orleans Saints Who Dat Nation cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals Who Dey loyal.
In Louisiana go, Joe, go translates to geaux, Jeaux, geaux.
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger.
Even Decoristas who aren’t exactly wild about football excel in seizing the game day to bejewel and bedeck.
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.
The next best thing to experiencing the sounds of the Super Bowl live and in person is watching the game in enhanced audio quality.
Comfort factors into the game day experience, and comfortable seating options score big points with the crowd.
Excellent price point on this indoor chaise lounge sofa/chair with four color choices.
Man cave-game room ready to go for the big day.
Many moons ago when the Canadian snowbird was in junior high we bought him a papasan chair for Christmas.
Fast forward to the following February which found me down and out most of the month with a wicked case of bronchopneumonia.
Getting comfortable escaped me until I dragged his papasan chair from his bedroom to the den and climbed into it.
Absolutely one of the most comfortable chairs I have ever sat-lounged in.
Proves you’re never too old to enjoy a comfortable chair.
Seems everyone I ran around with in junior high school had one of these.
Why do you think these things have been around for year?
Timeless styles, upholstery choices, frames and finishes play well to the overall presence as well as the comfort quotient.
Mid-century modern is hot, and with styles such as these I can see why.
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.
Cylinder drum accent tables placed in strategic areas in and around Dave the Builder’s man cave serve a stylish purpose for game day and beyond.
Tossing it back to the heyday of the TV tray with an updated color choice is is this 5 piece tray set.
Set up, serve, and store away.
These bronze finish resin figurines from Hobby Lobby 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.
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.
Another inexpensive decoration involves glass cylinder container(s) from the dollar store and a couple of packages of decorative accent gems with just enough blue to contrast and complement the Rams team color.
Fill containers with crinkle cut paper shreds in team colors.
Top it off with a football and there you go.
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 or ones associated with your team’s colors.
Plastic tubs easily become individual popcorn-nuts-party mix-pretzels holders or fill with ice to create individual beverage tubs.
Dave the Builder and I love 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.
I like to buy 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.
Please always drink responsibly.
These football cooler glasses will carry you through the entire Super Bowl and seasons to come.
An artificial grass table runner can be used on Super Bowl Sunday as well as springtime gatherings, Easter eggstravaganzas, and bridal showers.
The idea behind the Super Bowl party nosh is to pair good times with good eats.
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 eatin’.
Throw in lemons, whole onions, and smoked sausage and laissez les bon temps rouler, cher!
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.
The ever popular cheese platter and charcuterie board goes 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!
It’s not a Super Bowl party in Louisiana without a pot of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.
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 before, during, and after the game-
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.