First…a big congrats to the Falcons and Patriots!!
Whether you’re into the match-up or just looking for some quality, low-key adult interaction, the Super Bowl is a great reason to host a party. And, believe it or not, can be very kid-friendly and tons of fun for the littles too!
Here are a few of my Tanger Mom Playbook tips for hosting a great (and super easy) Super Bowl party that everyone will enjoy!
The game usually starts pretty late in the day and the littles aren’t always up for the late night fun that makes Monday morning so joyous.
Start your party earlier in the day and plan some pre-game activities especially for the kids to get them excited for kick-off (or more importantly, wear them out so they go to bed on time). #NoShame
Flag football and relay races are always fun outdoor activities if the weather is nice. A few of my go-to indoor ideas are decorating football shaped cookies, making team banners and signs for game time OR (if all else fails) there are lots of great printable games on Pinterest that you can use!
Football parties are more casual by nature so choose a menu that’s easy to prepare and fun for all your guests. Themed food is always a hit and you can’t go wrong with finger foods and yummy desserts.
This year, I’m going with chicken and waffle sliders for Atlanta and a yummy crab dip for New England as my main featured foods! What would be your pick?
Recipe Credit: Food, Folks & Fun
And for a yummy and kid-friendly dessert, I’m going into intense baker mode and trying out these adorable football cupcakes. The kids will just fawn over these (a touchdown in itself, right?) Any ideas on how to get the kids to fall asleep after these treats? Let me know! 🙂
Try to also mix in a good selection of healthy snacks with the classic chips/dips that are expected and you’re sure to have a crowd pleasing spread.
As all of us moms know, the kids can be extra rambunctious during parties so if you really want to be able to socialize and enjoy the play-by-play once the game starts, hire a babysitter for the evening. In my experience, most of the other guests are more than happy to pitch in and I’m more than happy to have the help to enjoy the game.
There definitely won’t be any flags on this play!