There are some die hard football fans out there that would watch the Big Game no matter what.
Then, there are those who only watch for the commercials and the delicious food that is always served.
No matter what camp you’re in, we’ve got a great list of appetizers for you. The die hard football fans will love it and the foodies will love you!
Super BOwl Planning Tips
The average Super Bowl Game lasts about 4 hours plus 30 minutes before the game. I have a few tips to help you determine how much to make:
How many different appetizer dishes: If you have fewer than 10 guests offer 2-3 different types of appetizers. If you are having more than 10 guests add another dish for every 5-8 more people.
How much per person: When appetizers are the main food at an event you’ll need to plan to serve about 10-12 pieces per person for a two hour party. Add about 5 more pieces per person for every hour after.
Try to balance out the types of dishes that you choose. Have a mix of warm and cool, light and heavy, proteins and produce. Vary the colors and textures as well.
Watch for sales. Grocery stores will often reduce the pieces of your favorite game day foods.
Prepare as much food as you can ahead of time so that you have more time to get other things done the day of.
Hosting the ultimate Party
Here are a few tips to help you plan the ultimate Super Bowl Party:
Decorate in the team colors with streamers and balloons. If you have dual supporters, decorate half the room for one team and the other half for the other team.
Have face paint, foam fingers, hats, etc…
Have noise makers available to celebrate touchdowns.
Inviting children? Have a separate area for kids to play. Put on an age appropriate movie that will keep their attention. Have football themed coloring sheets or other activities.
Most Important: Make sure everyone has a seat and a clear view to watch the game. Which means you may want to determine how many you can comfortably sit and then invite accordingly.
Best Super Bowl Appetizers
Whenever I think of Super Bowl Appetizers, Jalapeño Poppers and Fried Pickles are at the top of my list. These are some of our most classic appetizers, as well as the recipes that are always popular at super bowl parties.
AppetizerJalapeno Poppers Recipe
Spicy fried jalapeño poppers are a classic appetizer that everyone wants! Bite into these cheesy poppers for a flavor explosion!
Delicious homemade boneless chicken wings, double breaded, baked to a crispy perfection, then smothered in sweet and tangy honey bbq sauce. This Boneless Honey BBQ Wings recipe makes for the perfect game day appetizer, or weekend dinner item!
And we can’t forget the dips and salsas!! We love to have at least 1 or 2 dips as well as 1 or two salsas at any Super Bowl get together.
Dessert, SnackCream Cheese Fruit Dip Recipe
This Cheesecake Fruit Dip is one of the best fruit dip recipes you will ever try! It takes just 5 simple ingredients – cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, marshmallow fluff, and cool whip – and ALWAYS vanishes in minutes! Definitely a crowd favorite!
All the flavor of buffalo wings in a creamy, cheesy, simple dip! This super easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is filled with chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and three different types of cheese! It’s perfect for parties and get togethers, served with chips or veggies.
7 Layer Bean Dip – our family’s favorite recipe with loads of flavor and all your favorite dip ingredients including avocados, olives, tomatoes, cheese and more! It’s a must-have appetizer at most family functions.
This is such an EASY homemade salsa recipe! All you have to do is throw diced tomatoes, rotel, cilantro, lime juice, onion powder, jalapeños, and cumin into your blender, and blend! It goes perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, enchiladas, or any other Mexican food!
This is the BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, and the ultimate dip for any get together! Filled with spinach, artichoke hearts, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo – this easy spinach artichoke dip is sooo cheesy and flavorful, served perfectly with chips, bread pieces or veggies.
The best and easiest queso blanco recipe out there. This delicious dip is made in no time, and will be the perfect addition at your next get together, especially served with tortilla chips and veggies.
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