Last Minute Super Bowl Party Ideas!

Last Minute Super Bowl Party Ideas!

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If you ask some people, today is the Holy Grail of professional football.  For me, it’s just a good excuse to hang out with friends and eat yummy food!

The Super Trooper and I had previously discussed having a Super Bowl Party.  He wanted to have  a “Chili Bowl” or a “Soup-er Bowl”!!  I thought those were both great ideas, but I’ve been sick and my house is a wreck so when one of my good friends invited us over to watch the big game, I pounced on the idea.  She’s an awesome cook, so we get to eat good food and spend time with our buddies AND I don’t have to clean house.  It’s a win-win for me!!

Now I don’t know how often you peruse the internet for recipes, but there are about a gazillion of them out there–especially for events like the Super Bowl.  Generally, we just do appetizers and something that includes a pot of chili.  (I don’t know why, it just seems to be the tradition.)  The Super Trooper loves chili soup and he wanted to have a “Chili Bowl” Party and encourage everyone to share their favorite type of chili.  If we ever have a party like that I will be making my White Chicken Chili (sorry, no recipe) and Chili A La Nan for sure!

My idea was for a “Soup-er Bowl” party.  That way, everyone could bring their favorite kind of soup.  There are people–and I know this is shocking–who don’t like chili.  This would give everyone a chance to have something they enjoy.  I would definitely make Potato Soup and Mexican Vegetable soup for this party.  The possibilities are really endless though.

(If you need some ideas, check out my “Soup’s On” recipe board on Pinterest!)

For this Super Bowl party, I will be taking guacamole, pico de gallo, homemade salsa, tortilla chips (of course!), Ritz Monte Cristo bites, and BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip with assorted crackers and bread.  I am also taking sweet tea and other drinks.  I was going to make lemonade, but I’m not sure if I will have time to juice those lemons.  (I only have an old-timey glass juicer.  I need something electric!)  I feel like I should bring a dessert, but I can’t for the life of me think of anything I have the ingredients for and I surely do NOT want to go back to the grocery!

Our past Super Bowl parties have always had a variety of food.  I always include a variety of chips, crackers, and dips…even if it is something as simple as plain chips with Lipton Onion Dip or even store-bought dips.  Shhhh…

Like I said before, we always have some sort of chili (for whatever reason).  If your crowd doesn’t like chili soup, you could always make hot dogs and chili.  If you make hot dogs at my house, someone is probably going to want brats.  If you make brats, I am going to want peppers and onions or kraut.  And mustard…lots and lots of mustard!

We like appetizers at our parties too.  Buffalo wings, sausage balls,  and veggie pizza (c’mon, you gotta have some kind of vegetable) are always good options.  Something always shows up wrapped in a tortilla and cut into bite-size pieces–the filling is always different.  Last year, I made a huge sub with different meats, cheeses, veggies, Italian dressing, and banana peppers.  I pressed it and then cut it into small slices.  It was even more popular than I thought it would be.Spicy Veggie Pizza

Spicy Veggie Pizza

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Saucy Water Chestnuts with Bacon

Turkey Avocado Roll-Ups

Turkey Avocado Roll-Ups

Roast Beef Roll-Ups (and the Importance of Double Checking Before You Delete Things...)

Roast Beef Horseradish Roll-Ups

Sausage Balls

 Sausage Balls

If your Super Bowl party is a last-minute thing, don’t be ashamed to buy a cheese or snack tray that is already put together.  Or you could provide cold cuts, bread, and all of the fixings for a sandwich bar.  To be quite honest, if you are crunched for time, ordering pizza is the best way to go.  The most important thing is having fun with your friends…and watching the football game, of course!

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