Whether you’re rooting for the Chiefs, the 49ers, or J.Lo’s halftime performance, a Super Bowl party is always a good idea. That’s because the tradition of getting together with friends and family never gets old—even if you’re still grieving the Tennessee Titan’s loss. With mouth-watering appetizers, family-friendly party games, and Pinterest-worthy decorations, your party will prove that there’s a lot more to a good Super Bowl Party than just watching the game.
Take your Super Bowl party to the next level with these tips, tricks, and inspo! If you try out any of our ideas, send us pictures so we can see how it all turns out!
Be the hostess with the mostest—or host with the most—by keeping your decor on point and on theme. Football is a super popular pastime in the United States and as such, there are endless decor options that can help you kick your party up a notch. Check out some of our favorite ideas below!
All you need is astroturf, a paintbrush, white craft paint, and scissors or box cutters to bring the field to your table….literally. Simply cut the astroturf down into rectangular placemats and use the paintbrush and craft paint to paint lines along the edge. Click here to learn more!
Photo Booth Props
A picture says a thousand words…so what does that mean for a really good picture? Give your guests the opportunity to take fun, memorable photos by providing customizable photo booth props! Try ordering props in both teams’ colors to get a friendly rivalry going…or just stick to Titans colors all around! Click here to shop props!
Mason Jar Football Cups
Use white electrical tape to turn mason jars into footballs! Just place a long vertical piece of tape down the middle and add short horizontal pieces evenly up the sides. If you’re feeling really fancy, you could even make paper football name tags and tie them around your mason jars using a hole puncher and a burlap string!
Burlap Game Day Banner
You can never go wrong with burlap, which is why we’re obsessed with these burlap game day banners from Amazon! This classic, rustic look will get everyone in the game day spirit. What’s more, you can reuse it year-after-year, no matter who is playing! Click here to shop!
Give your snacks some extra pizazz with football-themed cupcake toppers. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you don’t have to limit their use to just cupcakes! Choose a bunch of designs for all of your appetizers so that they really stand out! Click here to shop toppers!
Games & Activities
The moment we realized the Tennessee Titans wouldn’t be going to the Super Bowl was also the moment that games and activities that don’t involve watching football became a must-have for your Super Bowl party’s success. After all, we know we’re going to need a distraction from our grief. It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a crowd of hardcore football fans or friends who only pay attention during the commercials—a good party game brings the whole crowd together in a really fun way.
If your favorite part of the Super Bowl is judging the commercials, try out “Big Game Bingo.” Write out the companies you think are large enough to pay big bucks for an ad on a bingo graph, and see if your guests can get five in a row! This game is a perfect way to involve guests who aren’t as sporty!
Pin the Football
If any kiddos will be attending your Super Bowl party, this game is for you! Pin the Football is a great way to keep little ones occupied while their parents watch the Big Game. Use masking tape to draw a field goal on the wall, and instruct the kids to place paper footballs inside the goal…while wearing a mask. They will be entertained for hours….hopefully 3 and half hours to be exact.
There’s no better way to warm up for the Big Game than with a (little) game of your own! If weather permits, invite everyone outside for some flag or touch football. If nothing else, it will make you and your guests appreciate the professionals a little bit more—especially the ones who play for the Titans.
Judge The Commercials
Using popsicle sticks and cardstock, make two-sided rating cards to judge each commercial. You could even use football phrases, such as “fumble” or “touchdown,” to stay on-theme. Get everyone to lift their rating card after every commercial to stimulate conversation about what’s good and bad about the commercials this year!
Super Bowl Pick ’Em
Would your guests be up for a game of chance? Give them a questionnaire that allows them to place bets on the championship game! It’s up to you whether the winners earn an actual prize or merely the glory of their own success. Regardless, this game is a great way to keep your guests—Titans fans in particular—engaged from the first to the fourth quarter of the game.
The game is what they came for, but the food is what they’ll remember. Give your guests a night they’ll never forget with all of your favorite Super Bowl dishes. We dare you to try one of our favorites listed below!
There is no more creative way to feed a large crowd than with a stadium full of delicious super bowl snacks! Click here for a tutorial on how to make your own!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
There are two things we know for sure. The first is that every host loves a slow cooker. The second is that every guest loves chili…especially during the chillier months of the year. Whip up your favorite chili recipe and set up a chili bar with chopped onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced scallions, and jalapenos. Find our favorite chili recipe here!
Pigs in a Blanket
What should one eat while tossing—or watching someone toss—the pigskin? Pigs in a Blanket, of course! Everyone’s favorite bite-sized snack tastes even better when the team you’re cheering for is winning by a mile. Just make sure you have plenty of ketchup, mustard, and relish on deck! Find our favorite pigs in a blanket recipe here!
A meal isn’t complete without dessert, so we thought we’d recommend these adorable football cookies! These delicious chocolate chip cookie dough bites are almost too cute to eat! Click here for the recipe!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
With buffalo chicken dip comes all the cheesy goodness of buffalo wings and blue cheese, without the gooey mess. Try out this recipe and let us know how much your guests love it. Vegetarians, click here!