Footballs flying, flags being thrown, tackles happening left and right and whistles blowing are all the signs of football season. Combine all that with spotlighted halftime performances and belly laughing commercials and you have all the elements of the Superbowl! Delicious food, drinks, games and laughs are just the makings of a great Superbowl Party. However, you've done that year after year and you want to switch it up a bit. Oh, but what will make your party different? Let Wedding and Party Network help with this fun and unique football themed party that you and your guests will enjoy!
What makes this Superbowl party different from the rest? Well, you and your guests will make create a Superbowl party of your own. Okay, we all know that football has quarters…maybe. And you always have food at your party, right? Well, combine those two together. Create a Superbowl for food. Have your guests create food dishes, such as appetizers, main courses and desserts to compete against each other. A head-to-head challenge is perfect for football season.
The Game Plan
So, how does this work? First off, have everyone attending the party create 3 types of dishes, appetizers, main course and a dessert. However, if they only wanted to prepare one, that is fine too. Serve appetizers during the first half of the game, main courses during halftime and the dessert should be served during the last half of the game.
Create rating cards for each course. Have each dish on the rating cards with a rating scale from 1-10 or 1-5, whatever you prefer. Each of your guests will taste each dish and rate it on their card. At the end of the game, you can tally up the scores to see which dish has the highest rating. That dish is the winner. For the winner, you should come up with something to give them. A trophy would be fun. Every year your guests will be fighting over that trophy! It will become a fun tradition.
Strategic Party Set Up
Okay, now that everyone knows the rules of the game you can go ahead and set up for your party. What tables should you offer your guests and what type of themed decorations should you hang up in your house? Choose a long table to set all the food on, you can find a green table-cloth and create white lines on it for a football field look. You could even take it as far as making goal posts at the ends of the table. How cute would that be! Your local party store will be filled with football decorations so you can stick with the usual football centerpieces, balloons and streamers. Since your party has a unique twist to it, you won't need to go all out on your decorating.
The Food Line Up
It's 5 minutes till kickoff for the game and your Superbowl food challenge. At the time of kickoff, start setting out those appetizers for people to try. Buffalo wings, dips, cheese ball, salsa or roll ups are just some of the things you might find for appetizers. All these sound so delicious and yummy, but make sure you're not too full to carry on to the main course!
For the main course, you'll find chili, tasty hamburgers, pizza burgers, ribs, mashed potatoes or pasta salads will all look great on your football themed party table. There will be so much delicious food on that table that your guests won't know where to begin or what to choose. They'll all want to rate every dish 5 stars. However, there must be a winner.
Desserts will be a cinch! You can come up with football themed cupcakes, such as footballs, cheerleading ones or even referee themed cupcakes. How great do those sound! Also, people may create mini cheesecakes, turtle brownies, football shaped cookies or a football themed cake. All of these sound so yummy that you may be breaking those New Year's resolutions for just one day.
Basically, you'll just need to provide 3 dishes and possibly some drinks for the guests. You may want to get with a party caterer to help you come up with creative drink ideas. However, they can't help you with your food dishes since it is a competition. Your guests may not like that too much. Serve party punch, green cocktails featuring a football swivel stick or stick with traditional drinks. However, give each one a fun name like Touchdown, False Start, Punt or Interception. Even though they maybe traditional drinks, the football themed name will make them so much better.
With a fun party theme, tasty food and the Superbowl; you'll have all the elements of a great football party! Everyone will love rating each others food and especially winning the challenge. It will definitely become a football tradition. Get those game plans ready and be ready to take over the competition!