Now that all the holiday fuss is over, Super Bowl Sunday provides
a perfect opportunity for a casual dinner with friends. Though
some would argue that you need little more than a few six packs
and a bag of chips for a successful Super Bowl soirée,
a few new ideas can set your football fête apart.
Make it easy. Now is not the time to impress
your friends. Why not go potluck? That way, you can keep
things casual and inexpensive.
If potluck’s not your thing, try
one or more of these recipes:
Most big party stores sell all kinds of
football-themed party ware, like football-shaped bowls,
NFL balloons, and plastic football toothpicks. On most occasions
you would want to avoid such tacky items, but the Super
Bowl screams for kitsch.
In addition to beer you can spike Gatorade
with vodka and put it back in the original bottles. Just
make sure you clearly mark all the spiked bottles, lest
you get your 8-year-old nephew blotto.
Turn your table into a field. If you
have a rectangular table, drape it with a piece of green
fabric and draw on the yard lines and the end zones with
white fabric paint.
Make your living room super cozy. Have
plenty of comfortable chairs and large pillows on hand so
people can kick off their shoes and settle in for the game.
Bet on it. Create a betting pool with
different point spreads and let everyone place a bet for
a small amount, like 5 bucks. That way even the sports novices
will be excited about the big game.
Give away door prizes, like team
t-shirts and other NFL paraphernalia.