Touchdown!  Whether you’re in it for the game or more interested in the halftime performance, the super bowl is a fun excuse to get together with your best friends and veg out on the couch.  Here are some creative Super Bowl party ideas to help you throw the ultimate get together, whether you’re planning days ahead or day-of.

9 Creative Super Bowl Party Ideas

Here are some creative Super Bowl party ideas to help you throw the ultimate get together, whether you’re planning days ahead or day-of.

Feed A Crowd

Arm yourself with these pieces of equipment, and you’ll be ready to feed a crowd of any size!

Slow Cooker – If you don’t want to worry about too much day-of preparation, get your meal cooking in advance!  The slow cooker is perfect for gameday favorites like pulled pork and chilli, and it doubles as a chafing dish!

Toaster Oven – All the power of a standard oven… conveniently on your countertop!  These little guys have a much shorter preheating time, making them essential for quick tasks and reheating appetizers on the fly.  

Rice Cooker – A big batch of rice is the perfect addition to any meal!  Pour your chili over it, or create a make-your-own taco bar.  Trusty and handy for large servings, the rice cooker is a no-brainer for perfectly cooked rice!

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Pantry Party

Being forced to host a last-minute get-together?  A few extra guests have you worried you won’t be able to feed the crowd?  A quick trip to the pantry will throw all of your worries away!

Frozen Pizza – Who doesn’t like pizza?  Take a ho-hum frozen pizza, and turn it into a bite-sized appetizer!  Thaw the pizza, and then punch out individual rounds with a cookie cutter (or surprise guests with a star shape!) before you put it in the oven.

Jarred Olives – Jar of untouched olives getting dangerously close to their expiration date?  Throw pitted olives, crushed red peppers, a clove of garlic, and a generous splash of olive oil into a food processor.  This savory spread goes great with crackers, pretzel thins, and even paninis!

Corn Muffin Mix – Jiffy in a jiff!  Treat a dusty box of cornbread mix as your blank canvas.  Add some flavorful mix-ins like chunks of cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers, or pickled jalapeños!  Cornbread is the perfect bite-sized side for chili, or let them have their moment in the spotlight with a slather of butter and a drizzle of honey!

9 Creative Super Bowl Party Ideas For The Ultimate Get Together

Transform A Store-Bought Spread

Whether you’re running late to a party or feeling a little lazy hosting your own, a quick trip to the grocery store can be a lifesaver!  A little sprucing up is all you need, and your guests will be asking you for your secret recipe!

Pigs in a blanket – A package of crescent rolls and a package of mini weenies and you’ve got the perfect appetizer!  Give the “blanket” a shine with a quick brush of butter before you cook them.

Salsa – Dress up a boring bowl of jarred salsa with some fun and fresh mix-ins.  Chopped onions and tomatoes and a couple cilantro leaves will go a long way!  Use lime juice and salt to taste!

Chili Bar – With chili, it’s all about the toppings.  Even if you’re opting for the store-bought route, stock up on amble topping options to keep your guests coming back for more.  Don’t forget the standards – like shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced scallions, cilantro, and lime wedges – but don’t be afraid to get creative – like tortilla chips, crumbled bacon, and pickled jalapeños!

No matter what team you’re rooting for, these Super Bowl party ideas are sure to score big time!  Happy eating!

Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago, where she studies Linguistics and Computer Science.  Jane plays trombone and lacrosse and is the biggest animal lover you'll meet!