Super Bowl Party Inspiration + Free Printables

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Every year in high school I always went to my best friend's house to watch the Super Bowl. He was really into parties, and cooking, and so his parents typically left him in charge of making everything look great and appetizing for the evening. Now that I have my own family, and live a solid 16 hours from home, it's my turn to make the Super Bowl a fun and exciting event for my own family. 

As I've mentioned in posts before, if there is one kind of creative activity that really thrills me, it's decorating for parties and making tablescapes. I had so much fun planning this party out, scouring the internet for the best game day printables (linked to at the bottom of the post), and then heading to Target to pick up everything I needed to make it happen.

I was telling Derek that my favorite thing about this party setup was that it was all really simple. For the main food I just bought the fixings to make easy sandwiches, and then had root beer for the drink. There were cookies and chocolate covered pretzels for the dessert, and some Skittles and Starbursts for little goodie bags. This party was so easy, literally anyone could do it. 

I saw this cute idea on pinterest to adhere white duck tape on mason jars in the shape of football laces, and then fill them with a dark soda to make them look like footballs, and I just think they look so cute. Whoever came up with that idea is a pure genius. I then bought the cute straws in the party section at Target, and found the printables for the straws here. These glasses are a permanent staple for any football party from here on out,

For the sandwiches I just bought some turkey, ham, and cheese, and some lettuce and tomatoes, and arranged them on this platter I had in my house. I bought the small bowls for the condiments in the kitchen section at Target, and picked the rolls up while I was there too. I liked this idea because it meant everyone could make exactly what they wanted, and there was minimal effort on my end. 

I really loved all the cute printables that I was able to find for this party. I had this big chalkboard tackle backdrop made at an office supply store nearby and ordered one of the engineer size prints, and I love how it turned out. Since I was already there, I had them print all the other printables for me there too, and I was amazed at how much better the quality was then what I could have done with my own printer. Totally worth it. 

Since M&Ms, Skittles, and Starburst are official sponsors for Super Bowl 50, it was obvious that I had to represent some of my favorite candy in this spread. I made these Oatmeal M&M cookies and they're seriously amazing (recipe below)! I then went ahead and packaged some Skittles and Starburst into snack size baggies and stapled these fun Time Out Treats printables onto them and love how they turned out! To finish off the treats I made some chocolate covered pretzels and added some white sprinkles to give them that football vibe. 

Oatmeal M&M Cookies:
Recipe yields 28 cookies.
1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup M&Ms

Preheat oven to 325°

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars. Then add the egg and the vanilla and mix together for two minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to make sure everything is incorporated. Then add in the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and mix until everything comes together. Fold in the M&Ms with a rubber spatula until everything is evenly distributed. 

Scoop and roll the dough into tablespoon size balls and then place them on your ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes and then let cool on the baking sheet for two minutes before transferring to wax paper, or a cooling rack to finish cooling. 


How will you be Celebrating Super Bowl 50? Will you be incorporating some yummy Mars candy from Target? I know I will be!


  1. This is so cute! I love the half time treat bags! So cleaver. Xo, Ellese

  2. What a fun idea! I've never thrown a viewing party but if I did I would definitely steal those cute football glass ideas.

  3. Can I come to your party?! I'll bring cupcakes ;) Everything looks so cute!

  4. Those printables and the table scape is very cute!! I'm always a fan of oatmeal cookies :)