Super Bowl Party Checklist
With our checklist you will be fumble free the day of the big game and score big points with all of your friends.
We used kraft paper on the tables and gold confetti. Kept it simple and easy to clean up. We also spray painted toy whistles gold to use on our table. Super easy and fun for those who disagree with the ref. If you have a favorite team, include their colors in the mix.
Metal Tub or Bucket for Drinks
I like to leave my beer buckets on the patio if it's warm enough (to avoid any water leaks) but if you are stuck in a blizzard- just make sure you leave them somewhere close to the action, so your friends don’t have to miss the game or crowd the fridge.
ICE, ICE, BABY
Your ice trays are not going to cut it. Pick up more than you think you will need at the store. You will want to keep the beers cold and have extra for non-beer drinkers to use in drinks or cocktails. No one wants to go on an ice run and miss Beyoncé + Coldplay at halftime.
Again, buy more than you think you will need. Put it all on ice an hour or two before your friends are set to arrive. If you are expecting a large crew- it may be better to invest in a keg or pony keg. Mini kegs work too! [Side note: a mini keg holds about 14-15 beers and a pony keg will hold about 75 beers, a standard size keg will provide you with roughly 150] *Keep in mind; if you go the keg route, you will need an additional large bucket and ice.
Don't forget the non-drinkers in your crew- make sure to have some options on hand for them. Also a good idea to have bottled waters on hand for folks to stay hydrated and take for the road.
You don’t want to run out of fuel. And by fuel, I mean food. Stick to eats that are both finger foods and easy to pick up- think sandwiches, chips, wings – check out our Family-style Takeout menu for awesome ready to serve ideas. The sandwich box comes with assorted handcrafted sandwich halves, pre-cut and paper wrapped. It also includes 10 bags of chips, an appetizer for sharing and choice of brownies or cheesecake for 8-10 people. The Pizza package is also a rad game day option and comes with your choice of four pizzas, appetizer and dessert for 8-10 people. Check out our full menu below.
Plates, Cups + Cutlery
If you are going the disposable route, choose sturdy items that can hold heavy foods like pizza, loaded nachos, etc. We recommend yellow napkins that can double as penalty flags for the passionate fans.
Make sure you have enough seats in front of the TV for everyone who is coming over. At some point everyone may want to take a seat. Don’t feel weird about asking friends or neighbors to borrow folding chairs. You can also lay down extra rugs, pillows, or cushions for a more bohemian floor seating situation. Bottom-line, you just want everyone to be comfortable.
Details + Extras
We used brown lunch bags to hold snacks like peanuts, chips and pretzels. They are perfect for that man cave vibe and easy to clean up afterwards. Be sure to provide extra bags for folks to fill and make their own snack mix or use for peanut shells. We also made a Super Bowl Bingo Game to add an extra level of competition to game day and you can download our printable version here. There are 8 versions of the letter size Bingo cards. Be sure to print enough for everyone attending and mix in a combination of each version. We used these ½” round color coding labels for marking the cards.
....Also..don't forget to record the Puppy Bowl....here is the Puppy Bowl XII Pregame Show.
words + images by R. Simms