Super Bowl is not just about the football. It’s also about the booze, chicken wings, dip, and the large television screen. Before the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks face off at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday at Super Bowl XLIX, you’ll want to make sure you are ready for game day. But what are you going to do? Plan a Super Bowl party in the comfort of your own home. You can plan a last-minute, inexpensive, and easy bash with the right drinks, food, snacks, and other party essentials.
You can’t have a Super Bowl party without dip. You’ll want to make yours memorable by preparing one that’s original and impressive. According to the International Business Times, beer bacon dip, white pizza dip, or sausage jalapeno dip are great choices for game day.
Your guests won’t want to just eat chips and dips. Don’t forget other snack alternatives, such as meatballs, chicken wings, salads, tacos, ribs, sliders, or whatever your friends like to eat. Ask your guests ahead of time if they have any special dietary needs. For example, you wouldn’t serve a hamburger to your vegan friend or pasta to your gluten-free pal. You don’t want your Super Bowl party to become a flop without the right foods.
Make sure that you have enough ice for your Super Bowl party. Buy more than you think you need. Start making ice a day before the game using your regular ice cube trays. Set aside the stash of ice in a plastic, freezer-safe bowl. This will help you save some cash from buying bags of ice at the convenience store.
Provide plenty of cheap but tasty drink options for everyone. Don’t try to impress your guests with wines or expensive beers. Pick up a few different kinds of beers that are on sale. As for the wine, U.S. News suggests getting the “Two Buck Chuck” Charles Shaw Wine at Trader Joe’s. You should also keep non-alcoholic drinks on hand, such as water, soda, juice, or coffee.
You can always make your Super Bowl party a potluck party and encourage everyone to bring a snack and beverage. This is a great idea for having an inexpensive and easy bash. Just ask everyone to bring a snack and drink, something that’s enough to share with everyone in your group.
Set up your Super Bowl party to include a long buffet table. When more people come in with beverages or snacks, just add them to the table. Keep refrigerated foods and drinks in the refrigerator, and bring them out when it’s time for your guests to eat.
Still not sure how to plan your big Super Bowl bash? Use the NFL Homegating app to look for recipes and cooking ideas. It’s also packed with shopping lists and digital invites you can create to plan a memorable Super Bowl party.
The app, which is available on Android and iOS, is like an NFL mobile store that includes licensed home decorations and tableware themed after your favorite team. It will ask what your favorite team is and suggest products themed after your team. It’s the perfect one-time party app for the Super Bowl. The Latin Post suggests that you should choose a team, ignore the “Products” and “My Season” sections, and just head straight to the “Recipes” section.
Need even more Super Bowl party recipe ideas? The Chew aired its “Tailgate treats” episode on January 29 and “Ultimate Game Day Grub” episode on January 30, according to a report on the Inquisitr. ABC’s food and lifestyle show offered recipes and tips for planning the perfect Super Bowl party. Recipes are posted on The Chew website the day after the episodes air.
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