This post was originally published in January of 2017. It has been updated.
Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is the SECOND BIGGEST FOOD EVENT in the United States?? Second only to Thanksgiving. Seriously. That tells me three things. 1-People love football. 2-People love to eat. 3-People love to eat while watching football. Here is our collection of Superbowl Party Recipes for your watch party.
Are you ready for the Big Game?
My family loves football. The action, the beautiful passes, the hard hitting, the mind-altering catches. The joy…the agony. If I thought anyone would read it, I would totally start a football blog.
And isn’t it great how America turns everything into a food event? Especially the big game. Check out some of our favorite foods to celebrate with below.
Finger Foods + Appetizers
Sandwiches + Sliders
Fun Extras for Your Superbowl Party
More Tips + Ideas on How to Throw the Best Superbowl Party Ever:
- Fun Football Grab Bags – Brown paper bags with a little paint make snacking fun.
- DIY Football Banner – Don’t buy it, make it from items you have like craft paper, twine and chalk.
- X + O Table Runner – This football-themed runner is made with brown craft paper + marker scribbles.
- Benchwarmer Brownies – No time to make brownies from scratch? Pick some yummies up from the Walmart Grocery Pick up and give them some finishing touches.
- Chalk it Up – Simple mini chalkboard signs were perfect for our football playoff party set up.
- Solo Cup Fix Up – A little washi tape spruces up boring plastic cups.
Even More Ways to Make Your Superbowl Party Great:
- Ask everyone that is coming to your party to bring an item. Make it mandatory. Being a nice host is one thing, but your guests can pitch in, too. Make it simple and give everyone a small item (1 bag of chips, 1 bag of ice, 1 of something.).
- Or, go all out and make it a contest. Have everyone bring a dish and the crowd gets to vote for the MVP of the party. Give the winner a prize like an inexpensive item from your favorite team (coozie, pom pom, etc.)
- Create your own vegetable, meat and cheese trays. Seriously. It can be done cheaper than the pre-fab versions. Just stick to the basics.
- Don’t buy serving platters. Use a mix and match combination of your current platters and plates.
- Live, breathe and die by BYOB. Seriously, let everyone bring their own alcohol.
- If you want to do something, make an inexpensive punch with fruit juice and carbonated soft drink. (One of my favorite easy combinations is a kid’s fruit punch + lemon lime soda.)
- Ask a guest to bring ice, another to bring solo cups, another to bring a mixer, etc.
- Take advantage of Kroger deals on canned soft drinks and frozen juice to stretch your entertaining budget.
- Serve chilled bottled water (bargain brand) or filtered tap water to supplement your drinks. This also helps guests from over-indulging in adult beverages.
- Instead of trying to use team colors for EVERYTHING, stick with neutral items you already own. Think burlap, brown craft paper, even the sports section of your local paper are fair game when it comes to budget decor.