With these essential Super Bowl party supplies, you will be able to throw a party your guests are sure to enjoy, regardless of which team they happen to root for. A Super Bowl party provides the perfect opportunity to get a group of friends together and enjoy one of the biggest games of the year. While the party does not have to be elaborate, you will want to offer plenty of snacks and entertainment options for your guests, from those who are die-hard fans, to more casual football viewers.
Stick with finger foods and other snacks or appetizers that are easy to eat while watching the game. You may want to fire up your grill outdoor and serve traditional tailgating options such as hot dogs, bratwurst and hamburgers. For a more gourmet option, use your grill to cook up chicken and beef kabobs loaded with fresh meat, onions, tomatoes and peppers.
Chips of all kinds are must-have at a Super Bowl party. Purchase multiple flavors of potato chips and pretzels for guests to enjoy. If you stick with plain chips or tortilla chips, you may spice up the party with multiple dips. Purchase store-bought dips or make your own. For tortilla chips, offer a selection of salsas, cheese dips and other unique dips, such as a warm spinach artichoke dip or a hot chili dip.
Serve a selection of simple appetizers as well. Mix frozen meatballs with barbecue sauce or tomato sauce. Cook chicken wings and offer a selection of dipping sauces, from honey mustard to hot sauce. Wrap smoked sausages in crescent rolls for pigs in a blanket and serve with a variety of mustards and ketchup. Cold shrimp and cocktail sauce also offers an easy-to-make, and eat, appetizer.
The game provides most of the entertainment at a Super Bowl party, so you want to make sure you have a high quality television and sound system for all guests to enjoy it. If you do not own a high quality television, you may choose to rent one for the weekend. Be sure to rent it a day or two ahead of time so you can make sure it works properly in time for the party. You will also want to outfit the room with plenty of comfortable seating options. Throw a few pillows and blankets on the floor to give guests an extra place to enjoy the game without blocking the television. Use TV trays to add additional places for guests to set their food.
Make sure your home is decorated for the big game. Decorate the house with streamers, tablecloths and balloons in the color of your favorite team. If you do not have a favorite team playing in the Super Bowl, decorate with football-themed decorations. Many party stores and large discount stores sell special tableware designed for football parties. Look for paper plates and napkins with football-themed images or special bowls and platters shaped like footballs to hold some of your food.
Dress for the party as well. Encourage guests to come dressed in jerseys representing their favorite football teams, even if they are not playing in the Super Bowl. Hold a contest for the ultimate fan, judging guests based on how well they show their team spirit through face paint, jerseys, wigs and other accessories.