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Super Bowl Party on a College Budget

Anna Copp '18, Staff Writer and Photographer

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As you all know, Super Bowl LI is THIS Sunday, February 5 starting at 6:30 PM. Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons, watching the commercials, or waiting for Lady Gaga’s halftime performance, Sunday is sure to be exciting. Everyone will be tuned in anyway, so why not amp up the fun by throwing a Super Bowl party at your house, dorm, or lounge? Below you’ll find some great ideas and links for decorations, food, drinks, and more.

Decorations

Though certainly not an important element of a Super Bowl party, decorations just add to the fun. Here are some ideas you can do on a college friendly budget.

  • DIY Field Goal Post: Super cute and a great way to re-purpose any cans you may have (beer, soda, Pringles, etc.). You’ll need empty cans, a full can, hot glue (super glue may work but hot glue is recommended), and yellow and black (or whatever colors you prefer) paint. [Directions: http://www.playpartyplan.com/diy-football-party-decorations/ ] You can also just use crepe paper to mark a field goal on the wall, add balloons if you want, but that’s not as fun.
  • Football Paper Chain: Remember the paper chains you made as a kid? Time to bring those back. All you need is some scissors, brown construction paper, green construction paper, and white paper, and either glue, tape, or a stapler. Make footballs and field pieces/lines.
  • Football Field Table: Super simple way to jazz up your snack table, you just need a green tablecloth and white paint, paper, or tape. Make lines across the table cloth and add the other markings if you want.
  • Photo Booth & Props: You can also use the tablecloth from above as a backdrop for pictures with friends and family.

Not a crafty person? Downloadable Decorations & Photo Props:

Go to http://www.brit.co/today-super-bowl/ and http://www.playpartyplan.com/diy-football-party-decorations/ for more cheap and easy decoration ideas!

 

FoodBuffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

Definitely one of the best parts of any Super Bowl party is the tailgating food. Check out these foods for recipes and ideas.

  • Walking Tacos: If you’ve never heard of these, they are a must. Simply follow the steps you would to make tacos, but skip the shell. Instead, put the taco filling (meat, cheese, lettuce, etc.) in a snack size bag of your favorite chips (Doritos are a perfect pairing) then just grab a fork and you’re ready to eat.
  • Pizza Roll-Ups: The delicious taste of pizza in bite size! For these you just need a can of crescent roll dough, cheese (of any kind, even a cheese stick), pepperoni (or any other toppings you want) and sauce. [Recipe here: http://inspiredreamer.com/crescent-pepperoni-roll-ups/ ]
  • Jalapeno Poppers: Want a bit of a spice? Try this homemade take on a jalapeno popper. You’ll need jalapeno peppers, cream cheese, cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese), and bacon. Surprisingly easy and delicious. [Recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/233603/bacon-wrapped-jalapeno-poppers/?src=VD_Summary ]
  • “Touchdown Brownies:” Brownies are super easy to make, or you can even just buy them! Cut them in a football shape and add white frosting to make them look like footballs. You can make your own frosting or just buy it at any store. [Idea from Betty Crocker]
  • Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring: No Super Bowl would be complete without some form of Buffalo Chicken; here’s a new take on a classic. You need cream cheese, chicken, hot sauce, and any other cheeses you want (Monterey Jack and blue cheeses are recommended). It looks complicated but is  surprisingly simple. [Get the recipe at https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/buffalo-chicken-crescent-ring/572dc7ae-85ff-414c-83d4-454a51cdf33f ]

 

For more recipes and ideas check out https://www.peartree.com/blog/2015/01/top-10-super-bowl-food-ideas/ or Pinterest. Be sure to comment with your favorite ideas below.

 

Drinks:

Blueberry Moscow Mule Mocktails

Nonalcoholic 

*Alcoholic Easy Beergaritas! Easy Beer Margaritas perfect for GAMEDAY! Made with limeade concentrate, beer, and of course tequila! Cheers! | The Cookie Rookie

 

Let us know what ideas you have for decorations, food, drinks, and more in the comments below. Have fun and stay safe this weekend!

 

 

 

* Elmira College and the Elmira College Octagon are in no way encouraging drinking of any kind. The alcoholic drink recipes are strictly for those 21 years of age and older. Drink responsibly.

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  1. Amy on February 3rd, 2017 1:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing our cocktails for the Super Bowl!

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