Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest events of the year, bringing people together to watch the big game and enjoy good food, drinks, and company. If you’re hosting a family-friendly Super Bowl party this year, here are some tips to help you make the event a success.
Choose a place where everyone will have enough room to move around, watch the game, and have fun. If you’re hosting a large group, consider renting a community center, park, or another public venue. If you’re hosting a smaller group, your living room or backyard could be a great option.
Create a Fun Atmosphere
Decorate your party space with balloons, streamers, and other decorations in your team’s colors. Set up a TV or two in a central location, so everyone can see the game.
If you’re hosting a smaller group, consider bringing in comfortable seating and a sound system to enhance the experience.
Plan the Menu
Any family-friendly super bowl party is all about the food, so make sure you have plenty of snacks, drinks, and main dishes to feed your guests.
Here are some fun and family-friendly food ideas for a Super Bowl party:
Sliders (beef, chicken, or pulled pork)
Nachos with cheese, guacamole, and salsa
Veggie platters with dips
Hot dogs and hamburgers
Chips and dips (sour cream and onion, salsa, etc)
Here are some popular and easy-to-make dessert options for a Super Bowl party:
Football-themed sugar cookies (you could even let the kids decorate them at the party!)
Fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar chips
Rice Krispie Treats
Seven-layer dip (dessert version)
Ice cream sundae bar with various toppings
Cupcakes with frosting in team colors
It is a good idea to have a variety of foods to cater to different tastes and dietary restrictions.
Be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, such as lemonade and water, on hand for the kids and designated drivers.
Provide Entertainment for Kids
While the adults are watching the game, the kids will need something to keep them entertained. Set up a designated play area with toys, games, and crafts.
You could also hire a babysitter to entertain the children and keep an eye on them during the party.
Here are some fun games that kids can play at a Super Bowl party:
Commercial Bingo: Create bingo cards with squares containing different advertisements or product logos. During the commercial breaks, kids can mark off the logos they see.
Touchdown Toss: Make a simple bean bag toss game using cardboard boxes and markers. Draw end zones and label them with points. Kids can take turns tossing bean bags and try to score points.
Snack Stadium: Create a mini stadium out of snack foods and let the kids build and decorate it.
Super Bowl Trivia: Test the kids’ knowledge of football and the Super Bowl with a trivia game.
Football Tic Tac Toe: Draw a football field on a piece of paper and use different colored candies or markers to play tic-tac-toe.
Quarterback Challenge: Use a soft foam ball to challenge kids to throw and catch passes, trying to score points for distance, accuracy, and style.
The most important thing is to have fun! Whether you’re rooting for the same team or not, the Super Bowl is a great opportunity to come together with family and friends. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the game!
Bring People Together
Hosting a family-friendly Super Bowl party is a great way to bring people together and enjoy the big game.
Just remember to choose the right venue, create a fun atmosphere, plan a delicious menu, provide entertainment for kids, and have fun!
Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.
She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.
Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!