If you like American football, getting together with friends and being well accompanied by snacks and drinks, then you need to know the Super Bowl party.
This is a trend that comes from the land of Uncle Sam and that promises to bring good times and a lot of emotion, after all, who can resist a good game?
For these and others, we invite you to stay here in this post and better understand what the Super Bowl Party is and how to organize one. Come and see:
What is Super Bowl?
For Americans, the Super Bowl is not just a soccer game or a simple team game. The event is so important that it is considered a national holiday.
The Super Bowl originated in the 60's and it can be considered as the most important game of American football in the USA.
The goal of the Super Bowl is to bring together the champion of each football league, in this case the NFL and AFL. Each of these entities has its own championship and, at the end, the winners unite to dispute in a single match who will be “the champion of champions”.
Just to give you an idea of the grandeur of the Super Bowl, a single ticket to the event costs at least US $ 900 dollars. The closer the big day is, the more inflated the ticket price gets. Believe it or not, but the cheapest one can hit the $ 10,000 mark, while the most expensive one surprises with the $ 21,000 trifle.
There are over 51 million viewers on TV. In 2015, the Super Bowl recorded the largest audience in history: nothing more, no less than 114 million viewers, this only in the USA.
Worldwide, the Super Bowl only loses to the Champions League final.
And to make the event even more majestic, big names in pop music are invited to liven up the break time. Superstars such as Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, Prince and Paul McCartney have played in the Super Bowl.
How to organize a Super Bowl party
You can see that, despite the fun, Americans take this Super Bowl story very seriously. So, take care in the preparation and organization of your party and welcome your friends in style. Check out our tips:
Priority number one: make sure the television is on and broadcasting the Super Bowl, live.
In Brazil, ESPN already guarantees the broadcast of the match, including, the broadcaster has registered an 84% increase in audience in recent years.
Another way to watch the Super Bowl is through streaming sites. However, it is good to say that you may suffer from cuts, failures and pauses in the transmission.
It is also good to make sure that the television is positioned in a place where everyone can see the game, besides, of course, listening to the broadcast. So, also have a good audio system adapted to TV.
Send invitations to all your friends and family who enjoy and like football. Here it is worth mentioning that the guests need to have a minimum interest in the sport, otherwise they can disturb the moment of the game with comments, questions and side conversations.
In any case, in order not to get undone with any friends, have prepared an environment where people who are not so fond of the sport can settle down during the match broadcast.
Returning to the invitations. Create a thematic and personalized invitation to distribute to your guests. The sending can be done online, through messaging applications, but you can also choose to deliver the invitations in person, taking advantage of the occasion to visit friends.
After ensuring that the game will be broadcast and that friends are all invited, start thinking about organizing the space.
The tip here is to use the living room, usually the most appropriate place to receive visitors and also where the TV is usually located.
But if your room is too small or you invited a lot of people, rethink the place. It is worth having the party in the backyard, on the balcony or in another larger environment.
After defining the place to watch the match, make available to the guests cushions, benches, chairs and the sofa itself.
It is important that everyone is very comfortable and cozy for the moment of the game.
Another important tip: remove obstacles that can hinder the circulation or the visualization of the game. Decorative objects, plants and that super delicate sculpture must leave the space.
Provide only a small table (it could be the center one) to support glasses, drinks and snacks that will be served throughout the game.
For the American football party to be complete (and beautiful) the decoration cannot be missing.
American footballs, streamers and streamers can and should be present on site. Another suggestion is to use the colors of the teams that compete in the Super Bowl, in addition to the logos of each one.
Balloons are also welcome in the decoration.
What to serve
After the game, food and drink are the most important thing in the Super Bowl. So much so that this is the date of the year when Americans eat most, second only to Thanksgiving.
The numbers are impressive: 14.5 tons of potatoes, 1.2 billion chicken wings, 13 million pounds of snacks, 4 million pizzas and 1.2 billion liters of beer, enough to fill 480 Olympic-size swimming pools. Wow!!
But, calm down! You do not need to buy all the chicken stock in the supermarket, nor empty the cellar refrigerator.
The important thing is to ensure that no one is missing anything. In short: provide plenty of food and drink, but everything is simple, without much preparation. Easy to make and eat. The idea is that the guests help themselves with their hands and feel at ease.
Take note of what you can't miss at a Super Bowl party below:
- Fried chicken
- Potato chips
- Mini burger
- Simple hot dog (American style)
- Ice cream
- Beer (a must in a Super Bowl)
- Assorted drinks
If you prefer, you can still bet on the traditional barbecue. But prefer to serve in the traditional American way, with hot sausages and lots of barbacue sauce.
And one more tip: try to get all the appetizers and drinks ready by the time of the game, so you can concentrate on the match and enjoy yourself.
60 Super Bowl Decorating Tips and Ideas
Check now a selection of ideas and suggestions on how to organize and decorate a Super Bowl party or, as some prefer, American Football party:
Image 1A – Pizza for the game break. Highlight for the “carpet” of synthetic grass that supports the cutlery.
Image 1B – When serving, just cut and offer to the guests, so always leave everything ready.
Picture 2 – Colorful and personalized balloons with the American football theme.
Picture 3 – Super Bowl party with a special and personalized corner just to receive drinks.
Image 4 – Look at this idea: here, the cupcakes have “grass” and “ball”.
Picture 5 – The famous fried chicken… the delicacy that cannot be left out of the Super Bowl.
Image 6 – In addition to the special decoration for the SUper Bowl party, remember to wear your heart team shirt.
Picture 7 – And what do you think of offering a souvenir of thanks to the friends who came to watch the Super Bowl?
Image 8 – If you want a more refined Super Bowl party, you can bet on a set table, but without ceasing to be thematic.
Image 9 – Here, the goalpost of American football became a decorative piece of the Super Bowl Party.
Image 10 – A refreshing drink to enjoy the Super Bowl. Note that personalization makes the drink even more special.
Image 11 – Game strategies drawn on cookies. Only at a Super Bowl Party for you to see this !.
Image 12 – For those who do not want to leave the diet during the Super Bowl, the tip is to bet on a tray of dried fruits
Image 13 – A themed bingo to relax guests before the Super Bowl starts.
Picture 14 – The American football ball is, without a doubt, the big star of the decoration of the Super Bowl Party.
Image 15 – Potatoes, beer and the couch. All ready to watch the game!
Image 16 – Who will be number 1 in American football? The Super Bowl will say!
Image 17 – The ice bucket guarantees that the beers will always be at the right temperature!
Image 18 – Themed ice creams for the Super Bowl Party
Image 19 – The meals are already served, but first comes football.
Picture 20 – The relaxed bow of balloons frames the main star of the Super Bowl party.
Picture 21 – Paper bags keep the souvenir of the Super Bowl party.
Image 22 – Here, the rustic table receives the guests for the pause in the middle of the game.
Picture 23 – And what do you think about decorating the Super Bowl party with silhouettes of players?
Picture 24 – It's game day!
Picture 25 – Look what a cool inspiration: ice cream basket decorated and served with fruits inside.
Picture 26 – Hot dog at ease in the best self service style.
Image 27 – Balloons of letters form the game strategy used by American football teams.
Picture 28 – How about hair tiaras with the phrase symbol of American football?
Image 29A – Living room decorated for the Super Bowl party, the best place in the house to host the event.
Image 29B – At a Super Bowl party it is like this: varied and well served meals
Image 30 – Here, even the pillows will get in the mood of the Super Bowl party.
Image 31 – In this other inspiration, Coca Cola bottles are transformed into cheerleaders.
Image 32 – American football ball carved in wood. A beautiful decorative piece for sports lovers.
Image 33 – Donuts!
Picture 34 – How about a very sporty panel with the face of the Super Bowl for your party?
Image 35 – The tip here is to offer bags for the guests to fill with varied appetizers.
Image 36 – After the game, a chat on the balcony or in the backyard. Who's up?
Image 37 – And who said there is no space for flowers in the decoration of the Super Bowl party? Yes, there is!
Image 38 – Cup holder in the shape of an American football ball. You can customize many more things than you think.
Image 39 – On the cake, a real football field.
Image 40 – A modern and well decorated table to receive friends during the Super Bowl party.