The Main Event
Super Bowl parties can be a great way to gather friends during the dreary doldrums of winter. Put on some chili and set out some chips and dip and you've got a party with the Big Game as the star.
Send out invitations that will get everyone in the mood to watch the game. But what are those? Well here are some creative ideas to get you inspired. The rest is up to you!
The Golden Ticket
A number of fun Super Bowl and football party invitations can be found at PartyInvitations.com. The invitations here are all great, but you'll find that the "Tickets to the Super Bowl" design is by far the most fun. It looks like a real event ticket.
You fill it in with your party's date, time, and location. The company will print the invitations for you in just a few days. They cost under $2 each for a really clever and creative invitation. They have many more styles to choose from as well.
Old School vs. New Age
A site called Announcing It, found at Announcingit.com offers Super Bowl party invitations that are anything but run of the mill.
You can customize them to fit a Super Bowl party theme and have black and white drawings of kickoff time. How cool is that?
Or you can personalize one of their many colorful designs for any event.
They are easy to personalize, print quickly, and are inexpensive. Head on over to Announcing It when you're planning your next party.
Just Eat It - Get Your Football Treats
Invitation Consultants at Invitationconsultants.com offers a bunch of coordinating pieces for your Super Bowl invitation.
You can get the invitation featuring a goal post and a football complete with your details plus matching address labels for your envelopes to go with it.
They also have lots of other designs that come with reception cards and thank you note cards as well. Pretty cool, aren't they?
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True To the Game
The website at Finestationery.com offers several nice choices from a game plan on a chalkboard to a watercolor football that are all perfect for your Super Bowl party. You can order invitations for as low as $1.38 each.
Order a more elegant invitation with a bow for an upscale ladies' Super Bowl (or anti-Super Bowl) party. There are plenty of ways to customize and really make them your own.
DIY Football Invites
Hoover Web Design offers printable DIY invitations that you can do yourself from your home printer. Go to Hooverwebdesign.com to select from some of their printable templates. They have some choices including a ticket template that looks authentic.
Whatever you decide to use for your party invitation, make sure it matches with the style of your party. If you're doing wings and beer, don't send a formal invitation. But if you want everyone to come in smart casual dress for a more upscale party, don't send a handwritten invitation either. Go with your instinct. And it's perfectly acceptable to say it's potluck if you want everyone to bring their favorite dish!
Top Super Bowl Appetizers
If you've ever hosted a Super Bowl party before, you know that easy, delicious finger foods are the way to go. There are countless appetizer recipes out there that you can try out, but why stress yourself out? Here are some suggestions for the top appetizers for football games, and you won't even break a sweat:
- Chips and Salsa
- Chicken Wings
- Hot Chili
- Mini Weiners in Sauce
Sounds easy enough doesn't it? Minimal ingredients and maximum happiness. You can't beat it!