70 Super Bowl Party Ideas & Recipes

How do you host a great Super Bowl party? Follow these fun ideas and tips for decorations, food, drinks, and activities!

Super Bowl 2022 is Sunday, February 13, so it’s time to start planning. There are game day parties, and then there’s THE biggest game party of all. And here are the best ideas and tips for making it awesome.

football decorations in a basket, includes pennant, football, pompom, and megaphone.

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Food buffet ideas

Set up a food table that feeds the fans. Use these ideas and decorations to inspire you whether you’re hosting a party for adults or families.

football themed party decoration food buffet.

Set up a football themed popcorn bar so guests can create their own custom snack mix.

charcuterie board on turf grass table cover.

No party is complete without a charcuterie board. Create a game day charcuterie board for easy grazing.

football theme snack table with snack cones.

Fill your game day snack table with easy pickup items like these DIY football themed snack cones.

beer table with football theme decor and turf grass table cover.

Wash down all that food with a football themed beer bar that takes it’s cue from stadium snacks.

3 different pizzas on different tables, overhead view.

Pizza is perfect for the Super Bowl so why not have a pizza and beer party.

football themed ice cream table with scoops, bowls, and toppings.

You can also set up a sweet dessert buffet with a game day themed ice cream bar.

football shaped cheese ball covered in chopped pecans.
football shaped pizza with cheese as stitching.
football shaped cake.

Serve food that looks like a football. You can shape a cheeseball, pizza, and sheet cake to look like a football, and use sour cream, cheese, or frosting as the stitching.

Set up a chili bar for a hearty meal where guests can make their favorite combinations.

Prepare a hot dog bar with all the toppings.

Super Bowl party decorations

Get as festive and creative as you like. Decorations can be simple when you use banners, table covers, and themed decorative items.

single serving of appetizer foods on turf grass, overhead.

Decorate party tables with turf grass. You can find it at home improvement stores where they cut it by the foot.

silver urn holding football and pennants.

Create table decorations with a silver urn or trophy cup filled with a football and pennant flags.

black and white stripe popcorn boxes with snacks inside.

Use team colors and mascots in the party space. Complement those with black and white stripes for referee uniforms, and small yellow touches like napkins, for the penalty flags.

white Go Team banner with black letters hanging on white wall.

Hang a simple DIY pennant banner the you can use year after year.

small chalkboards with football plays drawn on them.

Draw football game play diagrams on small chalkboards and add them to food or drink tables.

football tailgate party on back of truck, with red decorations.

If it’s warm where you live, set up a tailgate party outside. Or prepare the food buffet to look like a tailgate.

popcorn boxes and pompoms in wood crate.

Place pompoms around the room so guests can cheer for their team.

Big foam fingers are also a fun item to have around.

Use decorations like a football field runner as the base for any food or drink table.

Use this inflatable snack stadium for food or fill it with ice to keep beer and drinks chilled.

Party recipes

The best thing about the party is the food, and it has to be rustic, hearty, and delicious. Here are some of our favorite tried and true appetizers for a football party. We’ve got finger food, sandwiches, dips, and snack mixes.

party food in single serving boxes with dip and napkins, overhead.
pulled pork mini sandwiches with Go Team party picks inserted.
golden colored dip with tortilla chips and drinks, on white table overhead view.
snack mix in bowls on white table with hands grabbing inside.

Snack mix

Noshing on snack mixes keeps guests sustained throughout the whole game. You can make most of these ahead of time and store in an air tight container until ready to serve.

party dessert table with football helmet and picture decoration.

Party desserts

Super bowl party desserts should be easy to pick up and consume. No forks or plates required for these recipes.

3 moscow mule cups garnished with limes.

Super Bowl punch recipes

It’s a good idea to have beer on ice, but these pitcher recipes can feed a small crowd making it easy on the host, and delicious for non-beer drinkers.

2 ladies talking and holding drinks, dressed for football party.

What do you do at a Super Bowl party?

Watching the game is the main event, along with eating food and watching the half time show. But if you gather together before the game begins you have the opportunity to do some fun activities.

The game doesn’t have to be the only competition in the room. Here are some ideas.

Place your bets. Grab this betting pool poster and initial each square you want to bet on. Give out prizes for each winner at the end of the quarter, halftime, and final game.

Play cornhole. Add these football theme decals to decorate traditional cornhole boards.

Check your aim. Set up a football toss game and see who can rack up the most points. Or try this blowup version and use a nerf football.

Hang a piñata. Use a football piñata as a centerpiece or hang it in an open space. Fill it with mini liquor bottles for adults, or candy snacks for a family party.

Test your knowledge. Play this football trivial game and give out small prizes or trophy cups for the winner.

BINGO! Print this football bingo set to play throughout the game.

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