Monday, January 31, 2011

Are You Ready For Some Football???

I'm not. I'm actually still bummed about the horrendous loss of the Bears to (gasp) the Packers a week ago. But, the show must go on and parties must be had. Whether you are a die-hard Steelers or Packers fan (hopefully NOT the latter) or just interested in checking out the commercials the majority of us will be glued to the TV this Sunday as the action unfolds. Why head to an over-crowded bar with sub-par food and a ton of people pushing and yelling when you can host your very own Super Bowl 2011 bash right at home. Here is some great inspiration and ideas for Sunday's upcoming festivities.

No need for fancy table cloths and flowers for this shin-dig. Super Bowl parties are all about being laid back and simple but not sloppy. A simple way to present your snacks is over an astro turf runner on your table. Take it an extra step further and cut out circles of the astro turf for coasters.

For an inexpensive centerpiece, line a sliver tray with wheatgrass flats and mini football player figurines with goal posts.

For a unique touch, create cones from newspapers to fill with peanuts or popcorn to accompany a mug of cold beer.

And my favorite, from Bakerella, are these adorable football themed cupcakes.

Not into baking? Crumbs Cupcakes (one of my favs) also has football themed goodies that you can order and pick up.

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