Ideas for Hosting a Super Bowl Party

This is my first year of hosting a Super Bowl party. There will probably be close to 20 people. I need simple, cheap and quick ideas for food and/or decor. I'm a little nervous. Every time we have gone to another football party there usually is a huge spread of food. Any suggestions are appreciated.


Bonnie from Zion, Illinois

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January 25, 20080 found this helpful

When I host something such as this, I ask each famiy or couple to bring a dish. I provide the paper products and drinks and several dishes of my own.
One tip I learned, make sure you have PLENTY of paper plates, as many people won't refill their plate-they get a new one each time.
I usually provide a couple tins of popcorn, veggie and fruit tray-(make your own-cheaper than buying them made), BBQ smookies, muffins or cupcakes decorated with team colors. I keep the drinks simple--tea, coffee, water or koolaid. If its cold in your area, you could add hot tea or hot cocoa.
To prevent everyone from bringing the same dish, ask them to bring a food that begins with the same letter of their name.

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January 29, 20080 found this helpful

Here is a good recipe for pulled pork
1 TBLS veg oil
2 onions, finely chopped


6 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBLS chili powder
1 tsp black cracked pepper
1 cup tomatoe-based chili sauce
1/4 cup packed brn sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 TBLS worchestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 boneless pork butt, trimmed of excessive fat 3-4 llbs

Heat oil over med heat. Add onions,cook til soft. Add garlic, chili powder and pepper.
Add chili sauce and liquid smoke. stir and bring to boil. Place pork in slow cooker and pour sauce over.
Cook 10-12 hrs on low, or hi for 6 hrs.

I always use Walmarts whole wheat hamburger buns with this
I also make Aunt Nellies Cold Slaw that Robin submitted her a couple months ago. (Goes great with or on the pulled pork sandwiches)
You live close to an ALDI store, so would get their chips, pretzels and cereal mix,& pickles. maybe corn chips and selsa. Carrots and celery for veggies. Get their brownie mix, and make brownies.

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January 29, 20080 found this helpful

Jessie Cates' Meat Loaf
20 pounds ground extra lean meat
10 eggs


1 cup milk
4 oz. ketchup
12 oz. I.Q.F. onions
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons black pepper
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
2 oz. mustard
2 cups bread crumbs

( there was no baking instructions for this recipe )
I think I remember them served in
oblong individual loaf pan sizes though.
How about making this up as patties or meatballs and freezing them? Then you can cook them when needed.

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By KLS8800 (Guest Post)
January 29, 20080 found this helpful

Well, why not have a pot luck drawing? Decide on your menu, then divide it up evenly, so no one person is out more than a few dollars. Make sure you have paper plates, cups, cutlery, etc, and a huge trash can or trash sack for easy clean-up. That way, you are not out a lot of money, you are not stuck in the kitchen all day and most of the evening preparing and then cleaning up after 20 people, and everyone pitches in evenly.

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By beth. (Guest Post)
January 29, 20080 found this helpful

Since New York's colors are red white and blue pull out all your red, white and blue stuff from the 4th of July


and you have Dec's!

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January 29, 20080 found this helpful

I'm with everyone that says 'make it a pot-luck'. You can provide the main dish meat, like pulled pork or sloppy joes, or chili, but make it A NEW TRADITION with your crowd to share the cost and prep time with everyone coming! I can't imagine that anyone would mind...and WATCH THOSE COMMERCIALS!! THEY'RE BETTER THAN THE GAME, ANYWAY. :o)

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

Hi Bonnie
You might find my Super Bowl Party Guide useful at
Great tips on throwing a great party and also tons of party-related deals. Thanks, Cleona.

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