What is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League the highest representation of American Football in the world. The game is the last game of the season and use to take place the end of January but recently since the September 11th attacks has been taking place the first Sunday of February. Each game is represented by a Roman numbers with the exception of Super Bowl L, which the league did not want to use because it looked like and represented the abbreviation for Lose which is L. Therefore before marketing for the Super Bowl they simply used the number and called it Super Bowl 50. Super Bowl Sunday has become known as an unofficial holiday in the United States in addition to being known as the second largest day of food consumption in the United States.
How to host the ultimate Super Bowl Party on a Budget?
Hosting a Super Bowl Party can become an extremely expensive especially because Super Bowl gatherings are usually extremely large and involve food and drinks. That doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank though! Planning ahead of time is the key to making sure you will throw the ultimate Super Bowl party that will have your guests raving. This is done by breaking the event into three categories including Food, Drinks, and Party atmosphere.
Super Bowl Sunday is not your ordinary dinner party where you sit down and eat with others at a table and with many different courses. Stay away from extravagant exotic dishes and keep it simple with snacky, finger food and halfway homemade to make sure your budgeting as much as you can. One way to budget with food is by hosting a potluck setting. Just share the responsibilities with your friends and family and have everyone bring a dish to the party. Make sure not to double up on the same items by creating a signup sheet or an email where you can all let each other know what you would bring to the Super Bowl Party. This will also be extremely helpful in finding if any of the guests have dietary restrictions so that they will also have options of food to eat at your party. A fantastic budgeting tip is how you distribute your food when you have your guests.
Put out half of your food at the beginning of the party when the guests arrive and then when halftime comes around, surprise all your guests by introducing more foods including dips, cheeses, mozzarella sticks, chicken strips, and Buffalo wings. If this idea does not float your boat simply ask everyone to throw in about 2 dollars and you can get yourself a pizza pie from Papa Johns and Pizza Hut that everyone will absolutely love. Snack are absolutely essential so make sure to grab your coupons and promo codes and get your chips pretzels, bread, and dips to make your Super Bowl one to remember. A fantastic recipe is listed below to make for the big day a delicious one: Chili Con Carne
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3/4 lb beef sirloin, cubed
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) dark beer
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin seed
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
- 4 fresh hot chili peppers, seeded and chopped
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic, ground beef and cubed sirloin in oil for 10 minutes, or until the meat is well browned and the onions are tender.
- Mix in the diced tomatoes with juice, dark beer, coffee, tomato paste and beef broth. Season with brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, coriander and salt.
- Stir in 2 cans of the beans and hot chile peppers. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
- Stir in the 2 remaining cans of beans, and simmer for another 30 minutes.
One of the most important parts of budgeting for your Super Bowl party is making sure that you are not supplying all of the drinks for your party. First you should buy soft drinks and water using coupons in order to make major savings and a bit of selection when it comes to beer. Instil a BYOB policy with your guests allowing your guests to make sure your guests bring their own beer to the party saving you the hosts a massive amount. As the most expensive aspect of the party, alcohol can drive up a budget majorly especially when it comes to Super Bowl gatherings. Therefore you can also let the guests choose the alcohol they enjoy the most and how much they would like to drink thereby saving you the host massively. Another fantastic idea to have your guests raving and you saving that extra buck is the Champagne batch cocktail. This can easily whipped up in no time, simply mix up a batch of punch with a champagne base. The recipe is listed below to make sure you have everything you need:
A Champagne Punch to Please a Crowd
- 1 750mL bottle of Champagne or prosecco, chilled
- 2 cups ginger ale, chilled
- 1 cup club soda, chilled
- 1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) Triple Sec
- 1 1/2 ounces rum
- 5 frozen raspberries, slightly thawed
- 3 mint leaves
- Add all ingredients to a large punch bowl or large drink dispenser and stir well.
- Stock your bar with the following items so all of your friends are happy
- Add raspberries and mint leaves to the bottom of the glass and muddle until slightly combined. Pour champagne punch into your glass until it's halfway full, and then add a shot (or two or three) of rum. Fill with ice. Stir well.
The party atmosphere can best be described in two parts the decorations /visual experience of the Super Bowl party and the guests and their different interests at a gathering. Sometimes shopping for NFL merchandise can be extremely expensive and visiting stores can be extremely costly. Now you won’t have to worry any longer with Do it yourself projects that will look absolutely fantastic in your home. Start off by creating the perfect wreath for your football ball team with the colors of your team. All you need to do is get a Styrofoam wreath of any size, a screwdriver, glue and fabric which can be anything for example old t-shirts. Simply cut your fabric into squares, poke holes into wreath with screw driver, add a bit of glue in each hole, and finally use the screwdriver to push the fabric into each hole. With this is finished you will have a fantastically contracted decoration of your team for the cost of next to nothing! Find this and many more fantastic at the The Today Show Super Bowl DIY Ideas.
The second part is of course the guests that attend the gatherings. When you invite guests to your home to a party of this magnitude you must also realize as a host that all your guests are not always as sport enthused as you and your other guests. Treat your guests like they are in a bar in the that there are different intensities levels.
For the intensive sports fans make sure you turn the television on in the largest room with best television and sound but make sure it’s not too loud so your other less enthused fans can enjoy the gathering as well. For the other less passionate fans who like watching the entertainment side including the Halftime show and commercials make sure to set up a television in the other room with a smaller crowd. Then the people can enjoy the entertainment together and stand and discuss while they watch the entertainment. If you have too many people in front of one screen you can also ask your guests if someone has a second Ipod or laptop. Therefore you could set up another ipod and laptop which people can watch the Super Bowl stream on keeping all guests happy.Now with everything taken care of including food, drinks and entertainment just sit back and relax and enjoy one of the world’s most watched sporting events. Save massively on your Super Bowl Sunday with deals, offers, coupons, promo codes and discount codes from your favorite retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, NFL Shop, Target, and Walmart. Make sure to check out this page and don’t miss out on the latest deals to make your Super Bowl one to remember for the ages and most importantly an event that can be completely done within a budget without having to break the bank.