30 January, 2011
Parties in a Pinch: Super Bowl Edition
Whew, what a week! If you haven't been living under a rock for the last week or two, then you know that The Pack is headed to the Super Bowl! This is a BIG deal here in Wisco and everyone is planning for the big day. So today on Goldiblog, I thought I might give a few pointers on pulling together a party fit for the Big Dance...
1. Know your audience. And by that I mean, it might not be the ideal time to bust out your fanciest, most elegant dishes. It's a football game, so if you're in the need of some chic, try whipping up classic game food with a twist. As always, Martha has the right idea.
2. Delegate. The last thing you want to do on game day is spend all morning in the kitchen when you could be soaking up the pre-game fun. Let some of your guests give you an assist. Ask them to bring a drink or a snacky to share. This is a great way to have a wide variety of crowd pleasers that you didn't have to slave all day to make.
3. Be Creative. Instead of the highly stylish, ultra-cool favors you might usually provide for your guests, consider a themed approach. Team tattoos, Mardi Gras beads, any little item that shows off your team spirit is perfect. Here in Wisco we're called Cheeseheads and you can find the iconic little image on just about everything! My favorite? These. And these. Cheap, adorable and oh, so much fun.
4. Have fun. The Super Bowl is fun, let's face it. Anything where people are coming together to root for the home team is fun. So sit back, relax and cheer your fool head off in the company of your closest friends.