Host A Super “Super Bowl” For Lots Less!

Economic woes shouldn’t keep you from hosting a Super, Super Bowl Bash. With so many opportunities to party, here are a few clever, money saving tips to help you get the celebration going,

1. Serve traditional Super Bowl food and make it a team effort. Assign guests a dish to bring and share the work and expense.

Over the years we have hosted our fair share of Super Bowl parties and the one thing that remains constant is the food. The Super Bowl calls for “guy food”. You know the kind you can eat with your hands so you can watch the television. All kidding aside, without some chili, nachos or a foot long sandwich, it just doesn’t feel like the Super Bowl. Keep your china in the closet and put out the paper (try eco-friendly brands from or Seventh Generation products available in supermarkets) for serving the items below. Our pick for your Super Bowl menu is this easy Pulled Pork Recipe > It cooks all day in a crock pot so you are not stuck in the kitchen and is inexpensive and delicious!

Favorite Super Bowl Food. Score big, these foods are great for feeding a crowd without breaking the bank:

* Nachos,

* Chips, Dips and Nuts,

* Sandwiches,

* Pizza,

* BBQ Pork,

* Chili,

* Ribs,

* Italian Sausage,

* Hot Dogs, and/or

* Chicken Wings.

2. Save money on decorations and let your guests be the decorations. Ask guests to get in the spirit by wearing the colors of the team they are rooting for or don a team jersey. A room full of football fans dressed for the game will add all the spirit you need.

3. Provide inexpensive fun for the kids. Buy face paint and ask someone to transform your young guests in football fanatics. This will entertain the kids (and all your guests). Take pictures of your football fanatics and send them home as mementos.

4. Pick a few items to serve as beverages and buy them in bulk. Offer 3 choices instead of 6 and save money.

5. Stick to basics for dessert and save. Avoid buying overpriced cookies and cakes decorated for the Super Bowl. Instead bake brownies and chocolate chip cookies – they are always crowd pleasers. Jello is also a very inexpensive, but fun dessert. Serve it up layered with whipped cream and fruit or make Jigglers for the kids. Check out this link for “how to” directions on how to create Super Bowl brownies and cupcakes. Super Bowl Treats


Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali are party and lifestyle bloggers, authors and social media hostesses. Dawn and Elizabeth are partners in Party Bluprints Inc. and co-founders of a registered trademark of Party Bluprints Inc. They have provided party related content for Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft and Kroger, as well as a host of national and regional magazines, newspapers, and television.  Dawn and Elizabeth’s first book, PLAN TO PARTY , was released October 1st, 2010 and is available in book stores everywhere and on