Sure, there's a football game going on, but for me the Super Bowl is all about catching up, watching the commercials, and eating. If you've decided to host a football fete for friends and family with lil ones, you'll need to have a game plan. Check out these last-minute ideas for hosting a kid-friendly Super Bowl party!
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, which means it's time to put on your party planning helmet and score the perfect cocktail recipe. Sara gives us a few party ideas for great punchbowl-friendly drink recipes inspired by the hit comedy Couples Retreat. Who knew Guiness and champagne would make such a tasty mixed drink? Score a tequila touchdown or channel your hula honey with a vodka Kool-Aid twist on jungle juice. These alcoholic drinks are sure to be a hit at any party!
Watching the Super Bowl doesn't have to be about loading up with calories. It seems game day has almost as many food rituals as Thanksgiving (move over baseball - football is as American as apple pie).
Here are some alarming stats on
snacks and the Super Bowl:
- 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are sold for game time snacking
- 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips make it to parties across the nation
- 30 million pounds of food will be consumed during the 4 quarters of the game
- 4 million pounds of fat is eaten while grown men in padded suits pummel each other in attempts to win a ring.
Just because the letters "XL" follow the words Super Bowl this year doesn't mean you need to eat XL portions. Don't succumb to the mindless nibbling in front of the TV. Make your self a plate of snacks, with more veggies (carrots and celery are popular crudites items on most snack buffets) than chips. When you have finished the plate, stop snacking.
Since the games doesn't start until 6 pm EST, we all have time to get out and get moving before the game. Take a walk, a bike ride or hit the gym prior to partying it up to cheer vigorously (that is another way to burn some calories) for your team!!!!
Don't forget to drink plenty of water, it has zero calories, a lot less than beer, and you want to stay as hydrated as the player.
I knew putting a picture with shirtless boys playing football would catch your attention. Wouldn't it be so much more entertaining if the Super Bowl was played topless? Ok, enough digression already back to Super Bowl fun facts. At parties, whenever there is a lull in the conversation, I love busting out with worthless knowledge. Today, Super Bowl Sunday, will be no different. There is bound to be a few lame commercials so that's when I'll pull the old fun facts out of my magical hostess hat. For example, did you know that 6% of Americans call in sick the Monday after Super Bowl? Also on that same Monday, antacid sales increase by 20%? I know you're dying to know how many pounds of guacamole get consumed today, so for the rest of my useless yet amusing tid bits, read more
Browsing the Yum Market is one of my favorite activities at work. Not only do I get to see all of the amazing items you share, but I learn about new and exciting websites. This week I was looking for fun football related finds that can take a Super Bowl party to the next level. Here is what I L-O-V-E:
Crispet1 found this football shaped crockpot that actually functions! How crazy cool is that? I may run to Target the day after the game to see if they are on sale and send one to my sports-fanatical brother (seriously I call his apartment the ESPN zone!) as a half birthday gift.
Two more so, read more
Tomorrow is the big day I've been waiting for all week, Super Bowl Sunday. If you were a busy-body during the week and have no idea what you are making for your friends and family, then have no fear - PartySugar is here to rescue you with a great nacho recipe. Here's what you need to pick up at your last minute run to the store:
- bag of tortilla chips
- 1 bag each of shredded pepper jack, Monterey jack, and cheddar cheese
- can of black beans
- from the produce section: tomatoes, green onions, and fresh cilantro
- desired toppers from the premade section: guacamole, salsa
- sour cream
After minimal chopping, your side can be on the coffee table in less than twenty minutes! To take a peek at the extremely easy recipe, read more
Are you ready for some football? I certainly am! I've been gearing up for the biggest sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, all week. I am throwing a fabulous fiesta to watch the game and I've invited over a group of rowdy friends to chow down on some classic football food. The margaritas will be fuerte (tequila + beer + grand marnier) and the decor a huge helping of blue and orange (Go Bears!). Everything is prepped down to the last crunchy tortilla chip and shiny metallic pom pom, there is only one last thing to do before I begin the best part (the cooking!) and that is to figure out a pump-them-up playlist to listen to while the guests arrive. To see my selection of game day tunes, read more
It's the week before the big game and I'm obsessing so much about the Super Bowl you'd think that I was a member of the Chicago Bear's non-existent cheerleading team. I am hosting a fantastic fiesta to watch the commercials. Oops, did I just say commercials? I meant to say football game. Even if I'm not a crazy die hard football fan (if you are - more power to you!) throwing a watching party will allow me to enjoy the show and when bored I'll busy myself by blending up another batch of margaritas. When planning an epic party of these proportions there are many factors to consider: the invitations should evoke the football-y feel, the menu chock full of stadium food, and the drinks pack an extra punch of game day goodness. Not to be forgotten are the decorations: just because the party revolves around a big screen television doesn't mean that you can't have a fabulous time decorating your house in bright blue and outrageous orange. To see how I'll change the decor of my house from everyday to game day, read more
Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away and slowly but surely I'm putting together my blowout bash. In order for me not to get overwhelmed when planning a party, I like to do it in little increments. The invitations one day, the menu the next, and so on and so forth until the entire fete is prepared. After the game and the food, the next essential piece of any Super Bowl party puzzle is the drinks. I went all out in the menu and will do the same with the drinks that I pair with my food. (Random side note that has nothing to do with drinks at all: maybe I'm a little excited from FabSugar's sexy week but isn't this pic of a football player's body HOT?) To see what I will be serving my guests while I cheer on the Chicago Bears, read more