Hut, hut, hut! It’s the start of February and The Big Game is just days away! We’re down to the San Fransisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs (2024) but no matter who you are rooting for, even casual football fans love the opportunity to enjoy a full day of good old American fun with family, friends, and food! As you gather to watch the plays, commercials, and halftime show that people will be talking about all week, make the big day even more special by creating the perfect Super Bowl party atmosphere!

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is America’s “second-largest food consumption day.” (Only Thanksgiving Day beats it.)

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Game day parties have become an annual tradition in our household and we are always looking for ways to make them even more enjoyable. From decorations, food, drinks, and games, there are endless possibilities to create the ultimate experience.

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If you didn’t know it, we are HUGE 49ers fans. We live with a house full of niners fans so I am thrilled to see them make it to the Super Bowl.  

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Watching the 49ers go to the ultimate game has been so exciting for us. Every game gets us more excited for the championship, and seeing our team play makes us feel proud and excited. 

It’s not just a game; it’s the result of hard work, strategy, and teamwork that we’ve been passionately following all season. Cheering them on, wearing red and gold, surrounded by fellow 49ers fans, creates an amazing atmosphere that truly captures the spirit of Super Bowl fever.

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Make It A Game to Remember

First, set the tone with football-themed decorations. When it comes to the the big game, I like to say “go big or go home!” The best part is that you can pull together a great theme without spending a lot of time or money! Even the dollar store will have fantastic items to transform your home into the gridiron for a game day party.

You can even incorporate your team colors into your decor! Whether your favorite team is playing or not, you’ve got to get geared up! Throw on your favorite hats, jerseys, or even socks to really get into the spirit!

Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams: the Indianapolis Colts in 2007 and the Denver Broncos in 2016.

You can use balloons, pennants, and streamers to add a festive touch. Create a DIY photo booth with football-themed props like mini footballs, helmets, or referee whistles. These can also be fun party favors! Use your team’s colors and encourage everyone to take memorable photos. Remember, sometimes less is more. Let the game and the company of good friends be the highlight of the day.

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Fun Ideas For Game Day Sunday

One of the best ways to enjoy a day of football is to actually get out and play! If the weather allows, take your brood outside and toss around the pigskin for a little while. This is a great option for a pregame activity because fans of all ages (no tackling!) can get involved. Besides, a little preemptive calorie burn is always a good thing, right?


Too cold for a game of pick-up? No problem. There’s always time for some trivia! Have everyone share their guesses for how many points each team will score, who will have the most interceptions, how many yards will be accumulated, and who will be the MVP. Come up with questions that anyone can answer (even if it’s a wild guess!). And have a few prizes for the winners (grab these while you’re at the dollar store!) to add to the fun!

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots each have six Super Bowl victories—the most of any team. The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers each have five wins.

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What To Serve

Snacks are a must! Game Day food can be anything from healthy recipes to classics like cheesy dips and potato chips. 

All of that friendly competition will probably work up everyone’s appetites, so be sure to have some finger foods and appetizers ready during the pregame activities, too. Set out an assortment of goodies for different dietary needs—from crudités to tortilla chips and salsa—for everyone to snack on while they debate whether the national anthem singer lip-synched or performed live. An easy appetizer is key to get in the middle of those heated debates, .

Save your heartiest offerings for halftime, though! People will be debating the action from the first half of the game, critiquing the halftime show, and rewinding the crazy commercials, so bring out a couple of slow cookers of chili (one meat and one vegetarian), some hot buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing, and my favorite veggie-friendly alternative, Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites to make sure everyone is ready for the second half action!

In Las Vegas, more than $115 million is (legally) bet on the Super Bowl every year.

Of course, you can always go with a few other classics game day snack, like plain chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip made with a rotisserie chicken or hot dogs and french fries. A big pot of chili will take those dogs to the next level. 

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super bowl sunday snacks
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Don’t Skip theDesserts

Cap off the night of entertaining with a dessert bar where everyone can cover a (super) bowl of ice cream or frozen yogurt with delicious toppings, grab a brownie, or even sneak a cookie or two. Don’t forget to include some gluten-free and vegan options so that everyone can dig in!

Even if you’re not big on sweets, this can really take the sting out if your team loses! And let’s not forget to decorate the soft drinks. Adding some fun themed merch is always a hit!

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Phil Simms was paid $75,000 by Disney to shout “I’m going to Disney World!” on the field moments after his Giants won Super Bowl XXI.

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super bowl sunday snacks
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Win or Lose⁠—Just Have Fun

In a time when we can feel so divided, it’s amazing to see everyone come together for The Big Game. Even if you’re not an actual football fan, take this opportunity to let loose and indulge in the fun a little. Real life will still be there on Monday, so just for the day, cherish all of the cheesy, silly moments with the ones you love. Go, team!

The priciest tickets to Super Bowl I, which was played on January 15, 1967, only cost $12.

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4 thoughts on “Bring Your Game Face: It’s Game Day Time!”

  1. OMG these are soo cool! I love how much you make this super bowl an enjoyable day for your family! Kudos for your awesomeness!


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