Super Bowl Party Ideas That'll Put Your Party In The Big Leagues!

Fun And Fabulous Super Bowl Party Ideas
To Help Create An All-Star Sporty Event!


Whether you're creating an all-star event for your Super Bowl fanatics, or looking to combine that special someone's Super Bowl birthday into a sporty affair, we've got great ideas to help kick off your party!


Remember, some of your guests will be playing the field, with nary an interest in football. To insure your house is the go-to place, have plenty of crowd-pleasing food. Not to be sexist, but the women generally enjoy catching up on one another's lives with a play-by-play rendition of what happened when, so be sure to provide a fun party area for your non-football friends.

So, if you're hungry for the victory and looking to create the ultimate sports celebration or the best-ever Super Bowl birthday party, remember, we're on your team and we'll help you to organize the event of the year!

SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR INVITATIONS

FOOTBALL INVITATIONS #1 - Using decorative scissors, cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock into four pieces. Type or hand write your party details in calligraphy. Laminate, hole-punch the upper left-hand corner, run ribbons in team colors through the hole and tie to mini footballs. Hand-deliver your invites.

FOOTBALL INVITATIONS #2 - Cut out football shapes from brown card stock or card stock that is the team colors. Put your party details on one side and "Come To My Big Game Get Together" or "Come To (Name's) Big, Bad Birthday & Super Bowl Party".

Super Bowl Party Ideas For Invitations

FOOTBALL HELMET INVITATIONS - Using decorative scissors, cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock into four pieces. Type or hand write your party details in calligraphy. Laminate, hole-punch the upper left-hand corner, run ribbons in team colors through the hole and tie to mini favor helmets. hand-deliver your invites.

FOOTBALL SHIRT INVITATIONS - Cut your invitations out of team colored card stock or poster board in the shape of football shirts. Put the number of the teams' best players on one side and your party details on the reverse.

PENNANT INVITATIONS - Cut out pennant shapes from card stock or poster board. Use colors to match the teams playing. Put your party details on one side and "Come To My Big Game Get Together" or "Come To (Name's) Big, Bad Birthday & Super Bowl Party".

The following is some suggested wording for your invitations:

Calling All Football Fanatics!
You're Invited To My Annual Super Bowl Birthday Party OR
You're Invited to My Annual Super Bowl Party
Odds Are You'll Have A Great Time!

Add Party Details (Date, Time, Location)

No Need To Warm The Bench - RSVP to (#)


Get Your Big Game On!
Come Watch the (Your Team Name) TRAMPLE the (Other Team Name)

Add Party Details (Date, Time, Location)

No Need To Warm The Bench - RSVP to (#)


SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR COSTUMES

No need to fumble over what to wear. Make it simple and invite your guests to come dressed in their team color's best. If you're looking for a little more panache, tell your guests to wear a Super Bowl costume that's a smash!

Another alternative is to turn your guests into foot-stoppin' game-crazed Super Bowl fans. As they arrive, give them any combination of a game day VIP pass, goal post head boppers, football eyeglasses, team pennants, pom poms, air horns, foil wigs, foam fingers, etc.


SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR DECORATIONS


Your party colors may be determined based upon the colors of the football teams that are playing. You can choose to either do your party only in your favorite team's colors or incorporate both teams' colors.
  • Large team flag hanging outside.

  • Place a Super Bowl birthday party sign in your yard to let everyone know where the party is being held. If you really want to shout out "Super Bowl Party" and get all your guests ready for the Big Game, here's a great Giant Football, which may be customized with your own wording.

  • Turn your walkway into a football field by lining it with a green sports field runner.

    Super Bowl Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Create team pennants out of poster board in your team colors. Attach to yard stakes and line your walkway. if you're short on time, just buy a Game Day pennant banner and hang along your walkway.

  • Cover your front door with a football door cover.

  • Set the scene and give your guests the feel of being at the Super Bowl by turning your floor or carpet into "real" grass.

  • Hang football-shaped lights around the perimeter of your party room walls.

    Super Bowl Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Hang football garland throughout the party room.

  • Hang Tailgate Zone party tape throughout the party room.

  • Hang football cutouts on your party room walls.

  • Make team pennants out of felt and hang on the walls.

  • Hang posters of various players and the teams on the walls.

  • Hang a Super Bowl birthday or party banner on your main party room wall to announce your Super Bowl birthday or Big Game in style!


Super Bowl Party Ideas For Decorations

  • For a dramatic and fun decoration, twist streamers in the team colors across your entire ceiling.

  • Another ceiling option is to hang fishnet across your entire ceiling and fill it with balloons in your team colors.

  • Hang football danglers and tissue footballs from the ceiling.

  • Twist streamers around windows, door frames, and banisters.

  • Place bouquets of balloons throughout the party room. Be sure to intermix helmet and football-shaped Mylar balloons.

    Super Bowl Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Make sure your guests don't miss a single tackle. Place inflatable drink coolers around the room. This will also serve to remind all your guests that it's all about the "Touch Down".

  • Cover your tables with vinyl football table covers that look like a football field.

  • Cover the bottoms of your tables with football fringed skirts.

  • Sprinkle football confetti onto your tabletops.

    Super Bowl Party Ideas For Decorations

  • Serve food in football or referee-shaped bowls, trays, platters, dipping dishes, etc.

  • Decorate one of the corners of your party room with a fun football standee and invite your guests to step up for a great photo-op.

SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR GAMES & ACTIVITIES

We've either created or gathered together several fun Super Bowl party games and activities that are suitable for various ages and appropriate for a variety of Superbowl parties, including a Super Bowl birthday party. Here's an entire page with nothing but the following Super Bowl Party Games:

  • Football, Of Course
  • Pass The Cup
  • Know Your Players
  • Super Bowl Trivia
  • Guess The MVP
  • MVP Selection
  • Balloon Football

SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR CREATING A SUPERBOWL POOL

Super Bowl and Super Bowl football pools go hand-in-hand. Anyone may play, as there is no skill involved and no need for understanding how to play the game. Make a pool and they will come.

To create your Superbowl pool grid, you will ultimately want 10 rows across and 10 rows down for a total of 100 boxes. Team A (American Conference) is written across the top and Team B (National Conference) is written down the left side. The squares may be purchased for a quarter, a dollar, five dollars, or whatever denominaton you wish. As people purchase a particular Superbowl Pool square, place that person's name in that box.

After all the Superbowl Pool boxes have been purchased, place 0-9 on slips of paper and draw the numbers out of a bag, one at a time, and write one number over the top of each square (Team A), then put the numbers back into the bag and repeat the process and write one number next to each square on the far left (Team B).

The way to determine who wins the Superbowl Pool is based upon the final score. Super Bowl football pools ignore the first numbers of a score. For example, if Team A scores 24 points and Team B scores 38 points, you would only concern yourself with the "4" and the "8". All you do, is check your Superbowl Pool board by following the corresponding numbers and see who purchased that particular square and that person shall be awarded the money collected.


SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR PARTY FOOD


Superbowl Appetizers

As guests arrive, you want to be sure to have plenty of Superbowl appetizers available to satisfy their hungry souls. Here's a few ideas to help your guests get ready for the kick-off.

TACO CUPS - Most people love the wonderful ingredients that go into making any kind of a Mexican food dish. These little cutties are not only yummy, but also have great eye-appeal. (Recipe below under Superbowl Recipes.)

DEVILED EGGS - These are the perfect appetizer, as they are already football-shaped. Make up your favorite recipe, pipe the egg yolk mixture back into the whites, and top with a sliced black olive.

FOOTBALL PUFFS - A wonderfully light, cheesy appetizer to whet the appetites. (Recipe below under Superbowl Recipes.)

POTATO BITES - Oh! How we love our carbs and dressed-up potatoes are always a great Super Bowl option. (Recipe below under Superbowl Recipes.)

Super Bowl Party Ideas For Super Bowl Snack Ideas

CHICKEN NUGGETS - Kids and Super Bowl fans alike, love a good chicken nugget with fun dipping sauces. (Recipe below under Superbowl Recipes.)

PIZZA BITES - Just about everyone loves pizza. You can either buy or make a pizza and cut it up into appetizer-sized pieces or make your own easy bites. (Recipe below under Superbowl Recipes.)

As appropriate, use football and pennant toothpicks for added Super Bowl food fun. You can also add referee shirts around your drinks to keep your theme going.

VEGGIE TRAY & DIP - Lay out a tray of cut-up carrot and celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, and mushrooms. Place dill dip in the center.

CHIPS & DIP - Good old-fashioned, All-American potato chips and onion dip.

NUTS - Mixed nuts are always a welcome addition to just about any party.

Super Bowl Snack Ideas

FRUIT & DIP - Cut-up various fruits and serve with a sweet yogurt dip.

7-LAYER DIP & CHIPS - This is always a favorite at any kind of a gathering. Be prepared because it goes fast! (Recipe below under Superbowl Recipes.)


Super Bowl Party Ideas For Superbowl Recipes

TACO CUPS

Ingredients:

1 bag of Scoops Tostitos
1 can refried beans (I like the spicy ones)
1/2 lb. hamburger seasoned with taco seasoning packet (I like the hot version)
1 cup shredded taco cheese (Monterey Jack and Cheddar)
1 cup salsa (I like the hot version)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sliced black olives

Directions: - Place the chips on a platter and layer into each chip the ingredients in the order noted above. If you want your Taco Cups to look a little more "pretty", put out the sour cream into a floral shape and top with one olive slice to create the flower's center.

FOOTBALL PUFFS

Using a football-shaped cookie cutter, cut a sheet of puff pastry into footballs. Place the footballs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until your footballs are crisp and puffed up.

POTATO BITES

Ingredients:

Yellow potatoes cut into thick slices
Olive oil
Salt
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Bacon - Crumbled and crispy
Sour cream
Green olives - chopped

Directions: Lay potato slices onto foil-lined baking sheet. Brush olive oil onto the tops. Sprinkle with salt and bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until light golden brown and soft. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake for 2 minutes at 425 degrees until cheese is melted. Cool for about 5 minutes. Top with sour cream and green onions. Serve immediately.

CHICKEN NUGGETS

Ingredients:

8 boned and skinned chicken breasts
2 cups fine bread crumbs
1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. basil
1 tbsp. oregano
1 cup butter, melted

Directions: Cut chicken up into 1" pieces and set aside. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt butter in another bowl and mix in all the chicken pieces. Dip the chicken pieces into the dry mixture and place them onto a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

PIZZA BITES

Top New York Style Bagel Crisps with pizza sauce, a slice of pepperoni, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. Bake at 325 degrees for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Variations:

Top with BBQ sauce, cut-up, cooked chicken, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.

Top with pizza sauce, chopped mushroom, onion, black olives, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.

Top with pizza sauce, slice of Canadian bacon, cut-up pineapple, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.

7-LAYER DIP

Layer the following ingredients in a casserole serving dish:

  • Layer the following ingredients in a casserole serving dish.
  • Jalapeno refried beans
  • Hot pre-made guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • 4-oz diced chilies
  • Chopped onions
  • Chunky salsa
  • Sliced or chopped black olives
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with taco chips.

If you're still in need of a few more ideas, for your Super Bowl appetizers or Superbowl snacks, here's some more Finger Foods that I have put together, that would be a perfect compliment to your Super Bowl birthday or theme party.


SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR BIRTHDAY CAKES

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FOOTBALL STADIUM CAKE - Bake a bundt cake using this great Nordic Ware Stadium Cake Pan. Use dyed green coconut to simulate the grass, and M&M's inside the stadium to represent the fans.

FOOTBALL CAKE - Use a 3-dimensional football pan to make a football-shaped cake. Add a birthday or Super Bowl message.

FOOTBALL HELMET CAKE - Use a football helmet-shaped cake pan. Decorate the cake in your favorite team's colors. Add a birthday or Super Bowl message.

Super Bowl Party Ideas For Cakes

FOOTBALL FIELD CAKE - Make or buy a sheet cake and frost it white. Airbrush the top green. Pipe on white lines to represent the downs, add the number "50" and top off with a few plastic football players, a referee, goal posts, etc.

FOOTBALL FIELD CUPCAKES - Make or buy cupcakes and frost them green. Pipe on a couple of white lines, the number "50", and add a football-shaped sugar decoration and pennant flag.


SUPER BOWL PARTY IDEAS FOR FAVORS


Fill a football favor bag with any of the following items: mini football, football darts, VIP football pass, goal post head boppers, football eyeglasses, team pennants, pom poms, air horns, foil wigs, foam fingers, etc.

Super Bowl Party Ideas

Do you have some favorite Super Bowl party ideas? Do tell! Please share all your party tips and ideas for invitations, decorations, games, etc.


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