The weather changes, the new year rolls around and the Super Bowl's on everyones' mind. It provides family and friends an opportunity to get together and has become a party trend for even those who don’t have a favorite team. Women get a chance to share recipes and chat with other women while watching their men hoot n holler in front of the big screen acting like kids.
If you have enough responsibilities on your plate spending all day cooking or shopping for the event may not be something you can do this year. There are many ways to save money, use what you have, spend minimal time with preparations and throw a great football fiesta.
- (BYOD) Bring Your Own Dip - Pot luck dinners have become very popular. If you supply the chips, drinks, and crackers, your friends will most likely be happy to bring an assortment of dips.
- Self Service Buffet - Leave all work up to your guest to feed themselves. Throw some hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill and go buffet style!
- Have a Game with the Game - bring out a new selection of munchies with each quarter! First quarter bring some chips and dips, second quarter bring some finger foods on toothpicks, third quarter serve the main meal, and fourth quarter serve dessert!
- Pizza Party! - Buy many different frozen pizzas, cut them in small pieces, and serve them on a pretty platter. Open a few bags of already prepared salad and toss it in a large bowl with some bottles of dressings on the side. Very easy!
- Buy plates and napkins to sport the team colors, and let the fans choose which color they want to use!
- Divide the room into two sections with opposing teams on each side with their own colors and snack table.
- Use containers you have around the house and coolers, fill them with beverages so guest can pick up something to drink close by when they feel like it. This keeps the crowd out of your kitchen and decorates at the same time!
- Arrange for games to be played outside for those who aren't going to watch the game such as children.
Don’t worry about over decorating people are there watching the game and won’t be mad at you if the napkins don’t sport their favorite team. Keep it simple and enjoy the game with your company.