Super Bowl Party Guide with Solo Cup

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For the better part of ten years I have been the bartender at my parent’s annual Super Bowl Extravaganza. The party is typically a mix of family, friends, and over 40 ( I’m being kind) fraternity brothers.  The party is always a great time, but over the years has become a little more low key.  One thing that hasn’t changed is the amount of planning,  and clean-up that goes into it. I tend to overdo it when it comes to food and drink, and Mom is usually stuck cleaning it up. So when Solo Cup approached me about partnering, to come up with party hacks, I couldn’t think of a better party than this one to make just a little bit easier without losing any of the fun!

 

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Here are a few ways to make your Super Bowl Party Game Strong!

Come Up With A Fun Food Menu

Themes are always a good idea when it comes to feeding a crowd. It’s an affordable and easy way to shop and plan.  Themes we have done for past Super Bowl parties have been: Taco Bar, Chili Bar, Nacho Bar and Hot Dog Bar. Cleaning up these themes can be tricky, especially after a long party. Luckily Solo Cup makes these awesome bowls with lids that can be used to hold the toppings on your food buffet and can be easily covered and popped in the fridge at the end of the party.

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Another creative way I like to plan for Super Bowl Sunday is to make dishes that represent the cuisine of the cities of the teams that are playing.  To be perfectly honest, I don’t really follow football, but when I heard Philadelphia was playing, my mind immediately went to Philly Cheesesteaks.  I came up with this Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe Recipe that can be kept warm in a crock pot throughout the whole party and can be prepared in no time at all.

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If you want the recipe for these delicious sandwiches CLICK HERE.  The Solo Bowls and Lids also make it easy for guests to take home leftovers!

Whichever menu you choose, planning for easy preparation, serving and clean up is key to a successful party.  Hopefully this makes it easier on my Mom too!

Signature Cocktails Are A Must

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Drinks are so important to having a memorable party.  Usually for Super Bowl I come up with a signature cocktail that represents the city the big game is being hosted in.  One year we did Margaritas when the game was in Texas, and Hurricanes when it was in New Orleans.  This year to mix it up a bit, I decided to come up with something new.  The game is being hosted in Minneapolis this year and all I could think of for a theme was “COLD”. I decided on a Frozen Drink Theme ~ A Grown Up Trip To The Ice Cream Shoppe. Three frozen cocktails will round out this years cocktail menu.  Solo Cup Clear Cups, make the perfect vessel for these frozen concoctions. The cups are clear so they show off the fun look of the drinks, but they are also easily rinsed out and tossed into the recycle bin after each use.  One of Original Tipsy’s biggest pet peeves is me leaving the bar area sticky and gross. Solo Cups will definitely cut down on the mess.

Check out the three frozen drinks I will be serving at this years soiree!

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Frozen White Hot Chocolate

  • 2 Parts White Chocolate Irish Cream
  • 1 Part Vodka
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Blend, Top with Mini Marshmallows

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Hard Rootbeer Floats

  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 Bottle Of Hard Rootbeer
  • Top with Whipped Cream and Cherry

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Mint Chocolate Chip Milk Shake

  • 1 Part Chocolate Flavored Vodka
  • 1 Part Creme De Menthe
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Blend, Top with Extra Ice Cream, Whipped Cream or Sprinkles

Music To Get The Party Started, And Ended

Several years ago I purchased a portable blue tooth speaker.  I create a play list for game day, the music adds a fun element before, during and after the game.  Playing DJ can be a dangerous endeavor when the requests start coming in. So I put a plastic Write On Solo Cup on the bar that’s labeled, “Requests $1”, next to a pad of paper, and will only take song requests for a fee!  This cuts down on the requests AND makes me a little bit of extra money! LOL !  While music can add to a party,  all good things must come to an end. When we are ready for everyone to leave, nothing ends a party faster then cutting off the music!

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This game day guide using Solo Cup will help your festivities go off without a hitch. It’s always a fun day spending time with family and friends. Make everyday a #solobration! For more recipes that will add to your fun, check out the links below!

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More Game Day Recipes

Cheese & Sausage Rye Toasts

Pickle Bites

Taco Dip

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Cheese Board Perfection

 

*This post was sponsored by Solo Cup, however all opinions are my own!