Events, How To, Lifestyle

Super Bowl Party Recipes and Decor Tips

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and we can’t wait to eat delicious food, cheer on our favorite team and spend time with friends and family. Whether you’re attending or hosting a party, we’re bringing you five scrumptious yet easy recipes as well as a few tips for Super Bowl party décor!

The Food

Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread
Ingredients:
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
Dill weed, to taste
8 oz can non-marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 baguettes crusty bread

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, 2/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese, garlic and dill weed, until smooth. Add in the artichoke hearts and stir to combine.

2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

3. Cut the top edge of the bread loaves off and hollow out 1 ½ inches deep to create a well for the artichoke dip. Spoon the dip evenly into the two loaves. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup of Parmesan.

4. Place the bread loaves on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes. Once cooled a little, you can either slice the bread loaves or leave as-is. Yum!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Ingredients:
24 Little Smokies
6 slices bacon
3 Tbs of BBQ sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Begin slicing each strip of bacon into quarter pieces, so you have 24 smaller slices of bacon.

2. Place a Little Smokie on top of the slice of bacon. Roll the Little Smokie up into the bacon so that there is a slight overlap and stick a toothpick in to secure it.

3. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and set the Smokies onto the sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.

4. After 25 minutes, baste the Smokies with the BBQ sauce and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Set them out for your guests and watch them disappear!

Mozzarella, Red Pepper & Bacon Skewers
Ingredients:
6 whole roasted red peppers (from 2 24 oz jars), cut into 32 strips
32 fresh basil leaves
11 slices cooked bacon, cut into thirds
32 (about 12 oz) small fresh mozzarella balls
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Top each pepper strip with a piece of basil, small slice of bacon and mozzarella, dividing evenly. Roll each pepper around the filling and secure it with a wooden pick.

2. Arrange the peppers on a platter and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Wings
Ingredients:
2 lb chicken wings, boneless or bone-in based on preference
1 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 packet Ranch seasoning
Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Fresh chives, for serving
Ranch dressing, for serving

Directions:
1. Place the chicken wings in a large slow cooker.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the buffalo sauce and Ranch seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Pour the mixture over the chicken wings and stir to coat.

4. Cover and cook the wings on high until cooked through, about 2 ½ to 3 hours.

5. Heat your broiler. Line two baking seats with parchment paper and pour the wings onto them. Broil for about 5 minutes, or until crispy.

6. Garnish with chives and serve with additional Ranch dressing on the side. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Football Cookies
Ingredients:
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup peanut butter
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp milk
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
1 tsp vegetable oil
White icing or white chocolate chips, for the laces

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.

2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and both sugars with an electric mixer. Add the egg, vanilla, milk, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined. Slowly add in the flour and mix until the dough forms.

3. Scoop 1 Tbsp-sized balls of dough onto a baking sheet, about 2” apart. Press each ball of dough slightly to flatten. Using your thumb and forefinger, pinch and form the ends to make the cookies look like footballs.

4. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they begin to brown. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet.

5. Add the chocolate chips and the oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.

6. Place the melted chocolate in a plastic bag and cut the tip, allowing you to frost the cookies. Outline the football shape on the cookies and then fill in with the chocolate. Chill the cookies to harden.

7. To create the laces, you can either use white frosting, or melt white chocolate chips and repeat the step above. Your guests will love these delicious, festive treats!

 

The Décor

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, we suggest sending your invites out early! Here is a creative invite design, and if you’re looking for a digital e-vite, check out Evite.com and Paperlesspost.com.

You have a couple of options when it comes to decking out your home for the big game. Party City offers full party décor kits, including tablecloths, napkins, plates, etc. for the anticipated number of guests.

If you’d rather go the DIY route, here are some additional ideas:

DIY Football Glasses
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You can transform your normal drinking glasses into festive football glasses. Adding a few strips of white electrical tape to a drinking glass gives the appearance of laces on a football. The best part? This can be done to any glasses you already have on hand!

Football Field DIY Table Runner
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Materials:
2 ft of green outdoor carpet, adjust based on size of your table
White duct tape
Ruler or measuring tape

Directions:
1. Lay the green outdoor carpet out onto a flat surface. A regulation football field is 100 yards, so to adjust the measurements for the 2 ft piece of carpet, the end zones should be about 5 inches wide. Mark each end zone by placing a piece of tape across.

2. Next, divide the remaining part of the field into 10 sections, about 4.5 inches each. Mark each section with a long piece of tape across the field, representing the main yard lines (10, 20, 30, etc.).

3. You can then measure halfway through each section and mark the remaining yard lines with additional pieces of tape (15, 25, 35, etc.).

4. To add the small hash marks, noting the 1-yard marks, cut smaller pieces of the duct tape and place accordingly. If you want to take it a step further, you can add stickers or spraypaint numbers onto the field. However, it looks great without numbers too!

5. Surround all edges of the field with long pieces of duct tape to prevent the carpet from unraveling. Voila – you now have a fun table runner to set all of your yummy appetizers and food onto.

Chalkboard and Metal Cake Stands
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We love the look of a big chalkboard sign displaying “Ready, Set, Eat!” for a backdrop of the food table. You can also use galvanized metal cake stands, like this one from World Market or this option from Amazon, to display your condiments and various snacks, shown above. Put them together with the football mugs and football field table runner ideas above and you have yourself a party!

 

Let us know in the comments below if you’re hosting or attending a party this year and if you use any of these recipes or ideas!

 

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