We’re a week away from the big game and if you’re looking to put together a quick party, here are some fun tips, tricks and ideas to make it easy!
Party Tip: Prepare your supplies in advance. Gather and group the necessary items together so you can see what you have and what you may need to purchase – platters, trays, cake stands, plates, glasses and straws! Football party props are easy to buy or make. I purchased the Football Essentials Set from Hello My Sweet on etsy but indoor grass and white electrical tape work great too!
Party Tip: Use solid, neutral colors. If you don’t have a favorite team to base your party theme around, I like to use the black and white cabana stripes or what I call “referee” print to keep the colors coordinated without picking sides!
Party Tip: Snacks and finger foods work great for people to move around and mingle. A popcorn bar is fun, inexpensive and will keep them coming back for more! I was able to find a wide selection of popcorn flavors in both sweet and salty varieties.
Party Tip: Use simple clear glass containers. These are made by Anchor Hocking and I’ve picked them up at both Target and Walmart. They are very sturdy and they nest inside one another for storage. You can even buy replacement lids if you accidentally break one!
Party Tip: Befriend the dollar bin! These bright green scoops are from the dollar bin at Target. The popcorn boxes were from the dollar bin at Michaels. Ribbons help to “tie” your theme together.
Party Tip: Office supplies make great party supplies! I printed party labels on 5×8 index cards, plain white card stock or white labels.
Party Tip: For sports themes, buy them some popcorn, “peanuts and cracker jacks.” These are the classics for a reason! Everyone loves them!
Party Tip: Cupcakes and other treats make it easy for guests to grab and go – right back to the TV. We tried an Oreo “cake tower” for this party and it turned out to be a big hit – especially with the kids!
Party Tip: Use props to make your party pop! I used a fake cake from Cake by Heather that I accented with black ribbon and a striped flower. I used striped paper tape to accent my black glass cake stand. Hobby Lobby, etsy and ebay are great places to find fake cakes, cupcakes and pastries! Note to self: Watch for shadows when you’re taking a picture!
Party Tip: Self Serve Beverage Stations mean less work for the hostess! Keep it simple with water, lemonade, beer and wine – or serve a themed party drink in pretty pitchers. If you’re serving wine or beer, make sure to set out openers.
Party Tip: Use pre-printed signs to tell guests where everything is located – beverages, food, and even the restrooms! Less questions = a relaxed, happy hostess!
Party Tip: Enjoy yourself! Have a glass of your favorite beverage! It’s a party, after all!
We hope that this helps inspire you to host your own Super Party! We’d love to see your pictures and hear about your favorite party tips too!
Note: These photos were taken from an actual event – the Super Bowl Party that I hosted in our home last year (2014) for approximately 60 guests.