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Super Bowl Parties

One week until Super Bowl 2024 and the highly anticipated rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Fransico 49ers! Have you begun to make plans for your Super Bowl party? If you are late to the game, pun intended, take a look at a few tips below to make this year’s party one to remember. The key is using this week to get prepared so on Game Day, you can enjoy the game with your family and friends

First things first, make a to do list. This can include sending out your invitations (or a quick group text message), collecting RSVP’s, rearranging furniture and making sure there is enough seating for all, and most importantly a grocery list and easy menu that everyone will love.

When it comes to food, here are some ideas to get you started:

Pick menu items that can be prepared in advance.

An antipasti platter is not only easy to make but eye-catching on a Super Bowl buffet.
  • Pick items that can be made ahead and then heated up on game day. A slow cooker or insta pot can be your best friend here.
  • Prep for any food displays ahead of time. Cut your cheese cubes and vegetables the day before so before the game you just have to platter and serve
  • Make a fun assorted snack mix with your favorite chips, crackers, pretzels or nuts. Don’t forget to include something sweet!
  • Plan a menu based on hometown favorites of each team
  • Serve tailgate inspired food, like hot dogs and hamburgers
  • For desserts, decorate cupcakes with the team’s colors or get a football shaped cookie cutter that you can have on hand for future Super Bowl parties
  • You can always plan a potluck and have the guests bring their favorite item!

We asked some of our team members what their favorite Super Bowl snacks are:

  • Maya (Event Producer) – Maya’s favorite is buffalo chicken dip. She says it’s because it’s so easy to make, and the secret is to use a rotisserie chicken to make prep 10 times easier!
  • Brittany (Event Producer) and Christa (Sales Admin) – Both agree that wings are a must have with all the fixing. Are you a ranch or blue cheese person?
  • Brian (Director of Operations) – Brian keeps it causal with pretzels dipped in Heluva Good French Onion Dip. So classic and so good!
  • Chef Jonathan (Executive Chef) – Some view Chef’s favorite as a controversy, however he loves a slice of Hawaiian pizza.

When coming up with drinks, choose a beverage that can be prebatched and can be optionally spiked to fit the majority of your guests. Also consider who will be attending and if you need any soft drinks or sparkling waters.

We checked in with our Coordination and Décor team for their ideas on how to decorate. This year since both teams are red, it’s a lot easier to showcase each team. If you are not a fan of either, stay with neural football themed table linens and serving dishes, that you can reuse for future years. If you want to get your DIY on, pennants made from construction paper, butcher paper with plays drawn on with black maker, or a chalk board sign are all fun ways to spruce up your space.

If you have kids attending, do some special planning for them. They are not going to be as engrossed with the game as you are.

  • Make sure they have access to the food and if not, create a kids table where they can come and go as they please and not make a mess
  • Have easy to eat fingers foods like pigs in a blanket
  • Make them a specialty drink that matches the teams color – a Shirley Temple, or fruit punch would be great for this years teams!
  • Come up with a game day craft – this can be precut football shapes that they can decorate, friendship bracelets (Hello Swifties)

Whatever you plan to do, the most important this is to have fun!

posted by: Simply Fresh Events in: Catering
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