How to Throw the Perfect Super Bowl Party as Told by a Football Fanatic

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best sporting events of the year, and while Americans have celebrated it for decades the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ has now also become a must-watch event across the globe. Lasting over three and a half hours from start to finish (including the famous half-time show), you’ll need to keep your guests well stocked with nibbles, party recipes and thirst-quenching drinks throughout – which is where I come in!

Pre-Game

The big game doesn’t start until 11.30 PM, so you’ll need to prepare plenty of tasty treats for your visitors if you’re to keep them entertained before kick-off. We recommend getting the party started with Alton Brown’s delicious Buffalo Wings, or if you’re looking for something a little more filling why not try our Weeknight Two-Bean Chilli (which has the added bonus of being vegetarian). Make sure you don’t forget those drinks; I’m particularly fond of Guy Fieri’s American Pie Cocktail, but you can look at our whole collection of cocktail recipes if you’d prefer something else.

Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings

During The Game

As the game itself takes place you’ll want to station plenty of snack bowls throughout the living room for your guests to pick on as the action gets underway. We’ve got plenty of options to choose from, including Ree Drummond’s Messy Sleepover Snacks recipe and a delicious Strawberry-Pretzel Snack Mix. If you really want to go all out and treat your visitors then I suggest you take a look at this range of amazing Canapés. From Tandoori Meatballs with Coriander Raita to Mini Spinach and Mushroom Quiches, you’re onto a winner with these crowd-pleasing dishes.

Ree Drummond's Messy Sleepover Snacks

Half-Time

This 30-minute break is when you really get the chance to impress your guests and keep up the good work from the first-half. As Katy Perry struts her stuff on the worldwide stage in Phoenix you can rustle up a number of filling snacks, from Tyler Florence’s Chilli Dogs to irresistible Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers. Once you’ve fed your friends you can call it a night in the kitchen, crack open a beer or mix-up another cocktail recipe and enjoy the show and the rest of the game. Touchdown!

Fred Stanley