Tablescape Tuesday: Host a Super Bowl Party!
Like most of America, every year on Super Bowl Sunday I get together with a group of friends to watch two teams of men pummel each other. Unlike most of America (or at least a significant percentage?) I couldn’t care less which teams are playing, who wins, who performs at halftime, or what is the funniest/most offensive commercial. I am only there for the food.
For me, Super Bowl Sunday is just another excuse to plan a party, and I was surprised at what I was able to round up to put together a truly fantastic and sporty-looking buffet table. Now, I realize that many Super Bowl parties are more the “giant bag o’ Doritos and cooler of drinks” variety. But that is no fun for me whatsoever (either the menu selection or the set up), so I went all out instead.
Start with a tablecloth, this one is from IKEA a few years ago (this color no longer available), but there are dozens of plastic ones online or in any big box store. I anticipate lots of saucy, hot, and otherwise heavy food for Super Bowl Sunday, so I opted to use real plates and utensils.
I found these football bowls on clearance last year and they make the whole thing more festive, this particular set isn’t available anymore, but there are lots of options to choose from. The football-print napkins are from Target (this year). The paper lantern-like hanging footballs are an Amazon find, and I love how they make this all look (even though, again, I don’t particularly care about football).
If your parties are anything like mine, you will have tons of food to pick from, so I like making mini cupcakes so people will still have room for everything else. These little Game Day flags are just so cute. Can football and cute go together? I hope so.
Hold up! Heidikins is getting crafty! You can add these free printables to cola or soda or water bottles, here is the football one, and the green stripey one. I also made some free printable food table tents (print on to construction paper!) to help demystify your pot luck table.
An almond-shaped cookie cutter and some chocolate royal icing (sub 1/2-1 cup of powdered sugar for cocoa powder) make tiny edible football cookies.
A few pieces of white serving ware, small ramekins for sauces and spreads and dips (including these football-handle spreaders) and you are ready for game time!
Or, you know, if you are like me and don’t give a hoot about the actual game, it’s time to plan your next party. Go Sports!
- Green and white stripe food labels
- Green and white stripe water/soda bottle label
- Football water/soda bottle label