Host a Winning Super Bowl Party

Score big with these crazy-easy ideas from HGTV Magazine and make game day a winner.
By: Kate Doherty

Photo By: Aaron Graubart

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Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Merko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Merko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Photo By: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Play With Your Food

Serve finger food in blue and red cups with numbers that mimic players on the field. See how to set the table on the next slide. Go to hgtv.com/super-bowl-party to download the template for these stickers.

Cover Your Table With a Paper Field Runner

Kitchen Papers Collegiate Victory 30" x 50' table runner, $34, hesterandcook.com

Serve Drinks in a Cute Cooler

Refill the party tub at halftime! Grasslands Road 19" x 10" plastic drink tub in kiwi green, $27, amazon.com

Hang Fun Football Lanterns

Football 6 1/2"-diameter paper lanterns, $8 for a set of 3, orientaltrading.com

Count Your Drinks With a Bottle Opener

Beer Tracker opener, $6, barproducts.com

Outfit Your Beer in a Referee Koozie

Referee Shirt drink jersey, $2, partycity.com

Make Your Favorite Chili in a Helmet-Themed Slow Cooker

Hut hut! Handles make it easy to carry. Create-a-Crock Cook & Carry 6-quart manual slow cooker, $60, crock-pot.com

Decorate Winning Cupcakes

Left to right: Frost cupcakes then top with a plastic helmet. Use a pastry bag fitted with a grass tip to frost cupcakes, then spike a candy football on top. Frost cupcakes using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, then add sprinkles. To make the pennant, print out our template (at hgtv.com/super-bowl-party) fold it in half, and cut into a flag shape. Glue a toothpick in the crease and glue the flag tips together.

Stock Up on Disposable Cups and Plates

Score! These are a great deal. Football 16-ounce plastic cups, $8 for a set of 50, orientaltrading.com; Creative Converting Tail Gate Rush 9"-diameter paper plates, $3.50 for a set of 8, partyatlewis.com

Keep it Classic With a Chip and Dip Bowl

Fiesta Dinnerware china chip and dip in paprika, $58, macys.com

Put Napkins in a Penalty Flag Bucket

Use 3/4"-wide black electrical tape to make stripes on a white metal bucket. Design a sign on your computer, or print out our template (at hgtv.com/super-bowl-party) on thick paper, and tape it to the bucket. Fill with yellow paper napkins.

Serve Nuts in a Beer-Shaped Dish

The perfect size for mini pretzels, too. Fred and Friends Beer Bites 10"-long porcelain snack bowl, $15, amazon.com