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9 Last-Minute DIY Super Bowl Party Ideas

The chili’s been made, the wings have been ordered, and the beer has been bought. But there are a few do-it-yourself tricks you can still execute to take your Super Bowl game watch from good to great.

Whether you’re hosting or simply bringing the perfect decorating touch to a friend’s house, these nine DIY Super Bowl party ideas can enhance your living room gathering into something even more fun and creative.

1. A GAME DAY MENU

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A small blackboard and some chalk is all you need to let your guests know what game day dishes to expect. Keep things in the football spirit by writing in straightforward print rather than flowery script. And as an added tie-in, you can divide your food into four courses and call them “downs.”

2. FOOTBALL FIELD GUACAMOLE

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Planning on serving up some guac? A little sour cream can turn your tray of dip into a yard-marked replica field of deliciousness. Learn how to make the pretzel goal posts (and everything else you see above) here.

3. PIGSKIN POTATO SKINS

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Use the same piped sour cream strategy to turn potato skins into a delicious and creative dish. Get the recipe here.

4. SUPER BOWL CONCESSIONS STAND

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Fill individual cups with snacks that your fellow game-watchers can snag, grab-and-go style. And when you place a football-themed sticker on each, all your guests will always know which personal snack cup is theirs. Where can you get football stickers? Well…

5. PRINTABLE NAME-TAG STICKERS FOR DRINKS

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Although it might take a slight amount of lead time, this might be the handiest DIY trick of them all. From Jen St Clair of Little Sprout Creations, these personalized labels are perfect for keeping track of your drink, cutting down on wasting cups, and adding yet another touch of Big Game flair to your affair.

6. PRINTABLE POPCORN BOXES

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To make these cute snack holders, all you need is two sheets of paper, a printer, and a little cut-and-paste finessing. Don’t worry—they come with directions.

7. SUPER BOWL BINGO

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You can use the above as inspiration to make your own Super-Bowl-specific game of BINGO. Each box represents something that might happen during the game, like a field goal, a shot from the blimp circling the arena, or one of those Matthew McConaughey car commercials. You could put an M&M on the boxes to keep track of who’s winning, or turn this into a fun drinking game.

8. THEMED JELL-O CUPS

Use different colored Jello-O mixes to rep your team—or symbolically devour the other team—with this recipe.

9. FOOTBALL-THEMED CENTERPIECE

If you have a simple terra-cotta potted plant, all you need is a touch of white paint to give it some football laces, and place it at the center of your Big Game snack table. If you don’t already have flowers in the pot, you could fill it with fun-sized candy in a creative arrangement like this one.


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So don’t let the fact that the Big Game is tomorrow discourage you from making something special for your Super Bowl party.  These last-minute ideas can set you up for an easy touchdown.

 

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