The big game: awesome ideas for your Superbowl party | 11 Magnolia Lane

It’s almost time for the big game, and even though I don’t know who will be playing in Super Bowl XLIX as I write this post, I do know that we’ll be watching it–as always–and that we’ll have a Super Bowl party–as always.

I’ve been pinning lots of Super Bowl party ideas to my Superbowl/Football/Tailgating board on Pinterest, and there is so much fun stuff out there to choose from!  Here are some of my favorites, from invitations to decor and from food to fun:

The-Invitations If you’re hosting a party, it’s almost time to send out your invitations.  Here’s a free printable from Printabelle for Catch My Party:

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Source:  Catch My Party

Or, since it seems like most of us send e-invitations these days, here are some cute options from Punchbowl:

 

E-invitations for Super Bowl from Punchbowl | 11 Magnolia Lane

Source: Punchbowl

…and Evite:

Superbowl invitation from Evite

With what you save on postage, you can go a little crazy with:

The-Decorations Because we all know that’s the fun part, right?!

Superbowl Party Decor

Source: Three Little Monkeys Studio

Three Little Monkeys Studio has some great decorating ideas on her blog, plus a bunch of free printables (like those cute referee “jersey” water bottle wraps) as well.

And under the category of, “things I didn’t even know I needed–but I do!” check out these astroturf drink coozies from Uncommon Designs Online–so funny and cute!

Astro Turf Coozies for Superbowl Party

Source: UncommonDesignsOnline

Now, on to my favorite part:

The-Food Obviously, tailgate food is what’s on the menu for the Super Bowl, and often we ask our friends to bring something to share with the group.  We also try to make food that fits with the teams that are playing– gumbo for the Saints, cheese steaks for the Eagles, chili or TexMex for the Cowboys…you get the idea, but we never turn any yummies down!

And what Super Bowl party would be complete without BACON?  Specifically, beer-candied bacon!  This recipe from Tide and Thyme has just made my must-make list.

Beer candied bacon for Superbowl party

Source: Tide and Thyme

How about these individual 7-layer bean dips from Cooking Classy?

Source:  Cooking Classy

Source: Cooking Classy

The-Drinks While most of our male guests would probably say that beer (in astroturf coozies, of course) is the only beverage you need to serve, I prefer a little more variety.  I’m definitely going to try this gridiron punch by Pizzazzerie for Apartment Living:

Gridiron Punch for Superbowl by PIzzazzerie

Source: Pizzazzerie for Apartment Living

The little ones might prefer something nonalcoholic, but I think we’ll be serving them in these awesome DIY football cups with goalpost straws from Creative Juice:

Superbowl drink cups with goalpost straws | Get Creative Juice

Source: Creative Juice

Now, last but not least, you’ll want to be sure to plan for:

The-Fun Yes, the game itself is entertainment enough for most of us, but for those who aren’t (gasp!) football fans or just might be too young to appreciate it, a few related activities might keep them happy.

Everyone knows the commercials are one of the best parts of the Super Bowl, so how about printing out some Super Bowl commercial bingo cards?  They’re from Style Me Pretty.

Superbowl commercial bingo game

Source: Style Me Pretty

And these mini cornhole boards from The Country Chic Cottage would be great for breaks during timeouts and at halftime:

Mini football themed cornhole boards

Source: The Country Chic Cottage

So, with all of those great Super Bowl party ideas to choose from, I think I’m ready for some football–how about you?

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