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Time to get ready! Kick-off is right around the corner! This Sunday, February 3rd marks Super Bowl XLVII when the Baltimore Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. I love the Super Bowl. While I can definitely cheer on a good football game, my entertainment mostly centers around the gathering of friends and the stuffing of face… but I enjoy it nonetheless!
If you aren’t a football fan and will be dragged to a watch party this weekend, let me try to help by giving you a few reasons you should get in the spirit. First of all, it means the end of football season with no games again until late summer. You can celebrate that, right?
But more interestingly, the head coaches of these two teams are brothers – Jim and John Harbaugh! (I believe the sports world has christened this game the HarBowl). How cool is that?! I bet their parents are as proud as can be. And what a nifty rivalry there will be on the field this year.
Of course the entertainment features are always the highlights. This year Alicia Keys will be singing the National Anthem, while Beyonce will be performing the Half-Time Show.
Food is always a big draw at any party, especially a Super Bowl party! Bite size foods are big hits for sports crowds. You don’t have to sit at a table to eat, and you can mingle while munching. Here are a few great ideas for some yummy finger foods:
Mini corn dogs – one of my favorites. These are already on my list to bring to the shindig I’ll be attending.
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Holy cow do these Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers look fabulous! I think I have a thing for cornbread lately.
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Zucchini fritters! Now this is an unique idea I can get behind.
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If you’re feeling extremely ambitious, you can attempt a “Snackadium”. Wow. Everything in this one looks like it was made just for me.
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Commercials are probably the #1 reason the big game has so many viewers. After you find off a food coma, check out some fun Super Bowl commercial games. They definitely help you stay engaged with the group and interested in the game, even if you don’t know the rules of football.
Here is a cool commercials Bingo game. Style Me Pretty offers a free printable template!
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This adorable DIY craft project is a great way to let your feelings for each new commercial that airs! I may just keep these to pass judgment on all shows and commercials I watch.
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I hope these helped spur some ideas for the Big Game! Go Team!!!