Super Bowl XLV Party!

February 4, 2011

In honor of one of the biggest days of the year for football, I thought I would do a little post on Super Bowl Parties!!

 

We’re going to a party this year, but I love party-themes, party food, party ideas and party-planning, so I wanted to just see what was out there. Who knows? Maybe I’ll help someone out there with their Super Bowl party planning this year :)

 

Decorating

 

Unfortunately I couldn’t find any Packers party set-up like this Steelers set-up (maybe because the Packers haven’t been to the Super Bowl in so long :( ). But, I figure that, A) the Packers are yellow too so you can use the same decor and, B) you can Packers-ize all the other goodies! I found this great set-up at Entertain Exchange.

 

 

Delicious Goodies

 

How amazing do these {Soft Pretzel Bites} look??

 

 

Make {Cheese Steak Sliders} on Ritz crackers! How creative is that?!

 

 

{Southwest Avocado Bean Dip}, ummm, yum!

 

 

You can’t watch football without eating some kind of chicken wings, so why not try this {Buffalo Chicken Dip}?

 

 

Since I try to eat healthy 90% of the time, I definitely have to post some healthy options too…

 

These {Cheesy Zucchini Bites} are only 19 calories each… You can eat 100 and still be within your recommended daily caloric intake!! Just kidding, don’t eat 100… you’ll probably feel gross.

These {Tomato Basil Skewers} look so light and refreshing. Perfect to balance out all the beer, pizza and chicken wings!

 

 

I’ve seen watermelon’s cut into different shapes to form a bowl for fruit salad, but this is the first time I’ve seen it shaped into a football helmet! So creative…. they even tell you how to make it here.

 

 

Scrumptious Endings


* Okay, so I know you don’t think “dessert” when you think of Super Bowl food, but I just couldn’t resist these cupcakes! How cute are they?! 2 cute 2 eat!!

 

 

 

The little footballs are truffles!! A delicious cupcake AND a truffle… Double yummy, right? You can use the truffle recipe suggested, or you can use the oreo truffle recipe I told you about here and shape them into little footballs. I (and my “taste-testers”) can guarantee you that the oreo truffles are delicious AND there are only 3 ingredients, so they’re SUPER easy : )


Fun Facts

{to share between the $30 million commercials}

 

* 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed

 

* 6% of Americans call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl along with antacid sales increasing by 20% that same Monday

 

* 50% of Americans would rather go to a Super Bowl party over a New Year’s Eve party

 

* The Super Bowl is broadcast in 34 languages

 

* ESPN airs more than 160 hours of Super Bowl programming during the week before the Super Bowl.

 

* The Food Network will have aired at least a dozen shows with Super Bowl themes by Super Bowl week’s end.

 

* Kurt Warner has the most passing yards in a Super Bowl (vs. Tennessee in Super Bowl XXXIV)

 

*  The Minnesota Vikings have played in 4 Super Bowl’s, but never lead for even a single second.

 

* The Oakland Raiders were the first ever wild card team to win the Super Bowl (XV).

 

* Joe Montana of the SF 49ers has been Super Bowl MVP on 3 separate occasions:  1982, 1985, 1990

 

* The Miami Dolphins were the first team not to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl (VI).

 

* The 1st Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs (35-10).

 

So, will the Packers win again this year?!?!?! We’ll find out soon!!

 


1 Comment

  1. Katy Boeder says:

    Cute ideas! We are having a Packer Party because my husband is from Green Bay and is a superfan, but the most creative thing we are doing are green and yellow jello shots….Might have to step it up a notch!

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