Game Day Party Ideas
Mixing It Up This Year
Super Bowl XLVIII is only a week away and I’ll admit my plan for preparing well in advance has gone by the wayside. This year we’ll be hosting a party with a dozen friends and their children. In order to simplify things, we’ve asked everyone to bring their favorite beverage and a staple snack such as chips and dip.
For our Super Bowl Party Ideas this year, we’ll be preparing the heartier food. I plan to shop on Tuesday and Thursday in order to take advantage of last week’s and this coming week’s sale cycles. Despite the fact I’ve failed to plan, I don’t plan to fail at saving.
The first thing I plan to do is go back through Madame Deals’ past Game day posts. Since we’ve been posting for a number of years, there is plenty to choose from. I’ll start with Game day Preparation on a Budget. After all, savings is always my goal. The Pesto Bread featured in this post has become a favorite with our family and friends.
To start rounding out the Game DaySuper Bowl Party Ideas menu, we’ll add Hot Chicken Wings and Teriyaki Chicken Wings which are guaranteed to please both the adults and kids. I’ve contemplated making Pulled Pork Barbeque in the crockpot since I already have the majority of the ingredients in my stockpile. This recipe can be stretched by using mini slider buns instead of full-size hamburger rolls. Quick tip: Check your stockpile before deciding what to serve for any get-together. If you already have ingredients, that’s extra money you won’t be spending to serve something to your guests.
Game Day Party Ideas
Last, but definitely not least, we’ll try three new dishes this year: Super Cheesy Dip in a Bread Bowl, Cream Cheese Fruit Dip served with fresh apples and pineapple, and Fresh Lemon Hummus served with a variety of veggies. By serving these with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, our guests (and their kids) will have the opportunity skip the dip and load up on something reasonably healthy.
Also check out our Game Day Party Finger Food Recipes