Even if you're not a big football fan, the Super Bowl is still a must-watch event—and a great excuse to invite friends and family over to join in on the fun! Though it may be one of the more casual events you host all year—after all, it's centered around eating indulgent snack foods and watching TV—there's still some planning that needs to be done. To help, we've rounded up fun finger foods, aptly themed decorations, and other great tips.
First things first—let everyone know where the football feeding frenzy is taking place this year. To get the word out, send an inexpensive Super Bowl party invitation. Minted offers free e-vites, like the one pictured here by geekink design, as does Paperless Post.
Talk about a nice save! Loading the dishwasher or scrubbing a sink full of dishes won't be high on your list of post-Game Day activities. Save yourself some of the cleanup and serve your grub on these Super Bowl-friendly plates from Susty Party, which offers responsibly made, eco-friendly party supplies.
Use Astro turf to create a festive table runner that will turn your dining room table into a football field of goodies.
Get the tutorial at Everyday Dishes.
It's not Super Bowl Sunday without an indulgent spread of Game Day eats! Chow down on these recipes, perfect for your Super Bowl snack-fest.
How about a Super Bowl sundae ice cream bar? We love this tasty play on words—and so will your guests!
Get the recipe at Cooking With Curls.
Don't care about the game? Skip the football pool and play Super Bowl games, such as this creative Commercial Bingo.
Get the tutorial at Style Me Pretty.
Keep fans at your party happy by serving drinks in these football-themed Mason jars, decked out with electrical tape.
Get the tutorial at Flamingo Toes.
Help your guests root for their favorite team with these mini foam fingers. Covered in gold glitter, they're a cute take on the souvenirs fans get at football stadiums around the country—and a fun take-home gift.
Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.
Drinking beer goes hand in hand with salty snack munching and football watching. So give your guests what they want with this 5-liter mini-keg of Heineken. They'll love the free-flowing brew, and you'll love the easy cleanup afterward.
How fun is this football-shaped bowl? It's the perfect way to make no-effort bagged chips look festive.
If you're lucky enough to live in a warm climate, take advantage of halftime as an excuse to work off some of those beers and munchies with this flag football set—pigskin included.