Planning a Super Bowl Party!

Planning a Super Bowl Party!

Planning a Super Bowl Party!

Super Bowl Sunday is a fine excuse to throw a great party. You and your guests can cheer on a favorite team, laugh together at outrageous Super Bowl commercials and last but not least, catch up while enjoying the all-important food and drink. Follow these tips to plan a fun, casual Super Bowl Party:

  • Make your guest list and invite your friends with a football-themed e-vite. They can RSVP and get maps to your home online.
  • Purchase football-themed party goods and decorations at a party supply store. Pick up napkins, plates, cups, streamers, etc in your team’s colors. If you are on a tight budget, concentrate your decorating on the table where the food will be served.
  • Prepare the Chili Boats with Fixin’s the day before the Super bowl and simply re-heat. These savory chili boats are tempting because guests can customize their own bowl with corn chips, cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro and fresh sliced jalapenos. Enjoy this easy recipe from my book, Easy Entertaining for Beginners. Add a crunchy salad and a few sweets such as fudgy brownies, chewy cookies or cupcakes decorated with a football theme.
  • Ask each guest to bring their all-time favorite munchies for your snack table. Set up Lifetime’s 37" Card Table in the room where the main television is located. Some snack suggestions: guacamole, 7 layer dip, chips, and nachos, hot wings with blue cheese dressing, sushi, taquitos, and pot stickers.
  • For beverages, offer an assortment of soda, juice and bottled water.
  • Spoil your guests by setting up a second television in the kitchen or dining room by the main buffet table so no one will miss any of the game action.

Chili Boats with All the Fixins
Serves 8
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground boneless beef chuck
1 large white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 cups (one 14-ounce can) beef broth (soup aisle)
1 tablespoon salt
2 cans (15 ounces each) small red beans (pinquitos) or pinto beans
Freshly ground black pepper
1 bag (9 3/4 ounces) Fritos corn chips

Toppings
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups sour cream
2 limes cut into wedges
3 large jalapeño chilies, sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat the vegetable oil and brown the ground chuck. Drain the fat from the meat by carefully holding the lid with potholders slightly askew and pouring the fat into a mug. (Don’t pour it down the sink). Add the onion and green pepper and cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in the tomatoes, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, beef broth, and 1 tablespoon salt. Simmer for 1 hour over low heat. Add the beans and salt and pepper to taste and simmer for 5 minutes.
To serve, put a handful of Fritos in the bottom of a bowl. Top with a ladleful of chili and let guests add their own toppings.

Comments

Bachelor Party Ideas

3/9/2010 10:01:23 PM

Great ideas, definitely loved the chili suggestions.  Thanks for sharing.

Reply






Incorrect please try again
  • Get a new challenge
  • Get an audio challenge
  • Get a visual challenge
  • Help
Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

Nothing to report... Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to publish. Your comment will not publish right away because this blog is moderated.

 
  • Random
  • Popular
  • Recent
Back When I Was A Kid...
Well, like I mentioned a few posts ago, I just got back from visiting my parents in Ohio. I love visiting Ohio in the summerits soooo pretty with all the green grass and trees everywhere. Never been to Ohio? Just check out the picture I took of my parents backyardseeing is believing! Anyway, the real reason I snapped this photo is because it shows my parents Lifetime 4-person picnic tablein such a picturesque setting. I gave the table to my Dad about five years ago for Fathers Day, I think. My parents love it! (Ahhh, for once I found the perfect gift!) Its the ideal size to provide a little eating area/seating by their pond and it requires no maintenance. In the winter, Dad can easily just fold it up and hang it on the wall down in the barn. As I slid the Lifetime picnic table under the shade tree one day for the kids to ...
How to Make A Waterproof Banner in Minutes
Sometimes I just amaze myself with how stinkin creative I am! Just kidding. But, I must say though, I am pretty tickled with the clever idea I came up with last week. Our neighborhood was having a community garage sale, and two days before the sale, the HOA president agreed with my suggestion to hang a banner on the fence at the entrance of the subdivision to help advertise the sale. We are located right behind a school so lots of parents turn around in our subdivision to drop-off/pick-up their children. So, we wanted the banner to be out on Thursday and Friday to catch the school traffic. Since I was the one to suggest a banner, I felt obligated to volunteer to check on banner pricing. Unfortunately, a one-day turnaround was not going to work in our favor, unless we wanted to pay through the nose. ...which we didnt want to ...
3 People On Your Christmas List Who Need a Lifetime Table
1.The HostessKnow a woman who has a knack for hosting dashing parties? Lend her an extra hand and give her the Lifetime 4-Foot Adjustable Height Table. This table is a hostess dream. Its lightweight so she can easily set it up in advance by herself. Use it at the table height for extra adult dining space, set it at its lowest height for the kiddie table at family gatherings or birthday parties, or use it at the tall buffet height for a convenient and portable serving table. 2. The Craft QueenShe can sew, she can scrapbook, she can arrange flowers, she can paintyou name it and she can make it. Give her a Lifetime 5-Foot Fold-in-Half Table and shell call it Craft Central Station. This table has just the right amount of room to spread out all of her supplies and still have room to work, yet its still short enough to fit in smal...