Hey there! It's that time of year, again. Superbowl time! The truth is, I'm not the biggest sports fan. In fact, I get a bit tired just watching them run around, but I can appreciate it, and my husband is a real sports and meat kinda guy. The Superbowl is just a bit different, though. You get the huge spectacle, the halftime show, the hilarious commercials, and, of course, the food!!!
My husband and I both work a lot, so it's usually just us for Superbowl. We don't let that stop us from celebrating and having a great time together with burgers, wings, beers and lots of snacks (so long, diet!)
Here are 10 last-minute ideas for your Superbowl Sunday. All of these ideas were found using Pinterest and Google, and I'll link all the pictures directly to their respective sites. Whether you're rooting for the Patriots or the Falcons (or are just in it for the burgers and beer like I am) here are ten great ideas for your Superbowl celebration!
#1 The Snack Stadium
How adorable is the snack stadium? Fill the center with your favourite dip, then set your dip-able snacks around the edge like spectators...whose heads you bite off. You can either make a simpler version with a baking sheet and disposable aluminum tray as shown above, or go all out with the mega ultra deluxe version as seen below by reusing pepsi/coke boxes or any other similar container. You can make goal posts with drinking straws and tape. I've found a free site of free football printables here.
#2 Penalty Flags
I love this idea, and may even do this myself, even though there will only be my husband and myself watching together. Get yourself some bright yellow napkins, any holding container, and print out a nifty sign, and BAM, your very own penalty flags. The picture from the right is from Kara's Party Ideas, and you have to pay for the printout, but I've found a free version on the HGTV website here. If you're handy with photoshop or adobe illustrator, then you could easily make this yourself
#3 Jalapeno Popper Football Cheeseball
Ok, so this may not have the catchiest-sounding name, but how tasty does this look? Cheese balls are awesome, and this recipe contains the yumminess of jalapeno poppers in cheese ball form for all your dipping needs. It also contains lots of cheese and bacon, and that's always a bonus. You can find the recipe on the blog Peas and Crayons here.
#4 A Healthy Alternative
Superbowl, for me anyway, is usually about wings, burgers and tons of salty snacks and beer, but I can certainly appreciate offering a healthy alternative, especially when it comes in this badass watermelon helmet! You can garnish this with mint or balm leaves and serve with a little bowl of sour cream with vanilla sugar or yoghurt dip. This is also a fantastic alternative to a heavy, overly sweet dessert. You can find the Youtube tutorial below.
#5 Nacho Bar
There's nothing like nachos on gameday, but it can be hard to choose toppings when everyone likes different things. The nacho bar is a great alternative so that everyone can have exactly what they want. Find recipes for nacho cheese here.
#6 Mini Corn Dogs
Mini hot dogs on a stick? Count me in! This recipe is great for both adults and kids. All you need is your favourite hot dogs, wooden skewers, frying oil, and your favourite corndog batter. You can find the original post here and if you don't have bisquick in your area (which I don't) then you can find a great corndog batter recipe here.
#7 Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Spicy chicken wings are a staple of any game day and these bite-sized buffalo chicken meatballs are a great alternative when you want tons of flavour without all the bones. For an extra tasty crunch, you can take this meatball recipe and bread them by rolling in flour, then egg, then panko breadcrumbs and frying. Coat them in buffalo sauce after frying and serve with ranch or blue cheese sauce for dipping. Find the original recipe from Tidy Mom here.
#8 Sporty Ice Bucket
Serve your drinks icy-cold in this DIY ice bucket. Take a metal tub, bucket, or other useable waterproof container and wrap in indoor/outdoor carpeting or cloth and use white duct tape for decoration. Fill with ice and your favourite drinks. Click on the pictures above for steb-by-step guides for making these awesome drink tubs.
#9 Popcorn for any Occasion
Popcorn is a fantastic snack for any occasion and superbowl is just another excuse to pop even more. Serve popcorn in these creative football cups (found at Simple as that Blog), or roll some brown construction paper into cones and use white tape for the same effect. Want something more exciting than plain buttered popcorn? Food Network has a great list of 50 different popcorn flavours you can make for your next occasion, such as: three-cheese, ranch, bacon-jalapeno and peanut butter.
#10 The Burger
Nothing says good ol' American football like a great burger. Whether you like the classic burger, or something a little more exotic, Delish.com has 60+ burger ideas for your big game day. Personally, I prefer a burger with lots of cheese, bacon and dill pickles! Yummy! Click here for Delish's list of burger recipes.
I hope you enjoyed these ten last-minute ideas for Superbowl Sunday. Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know your plans for Superbowl Sunday and let me know what else you'd like to see. If you liked this post, please share with your family and friends. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as QuiteChefy.
My plans? B0neless wings, burgers, beers and lots of relaxation! Have a wonderful weekend, and stay chefy!
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!