January 26, 2014

Game Day Party Ideas

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.

Baked Cheesy Pesto Bread Appetizer for the big game or any party

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

party finger food recipes

Tell us about your menu for the Game Day Party Ideas! Will you be serving favorite standbys or trying new recipes?

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Mary

I work as a real estate paralegal at a family-friendly law firm. Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I graduated from UVa and met my husband, Mike, in our hometown of Alexandria, VA. Fourteen years ago, we took a leap of faith and moved our family out of the rat race to a small, rural community near Charlottesville, VA. Mike is my "OOH RAH man" and career real estate broker who is now enjoying life on a bucket list. We have three children, Bubba, (who married the girl of his dreams), Sissy, and Missy (now an "only" child). In the last few years, we've been blessed with two grandchildren (a girl and a boy). I love a bargain and have gained a reputation over the years for being quite the "coupon queen."

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