Sunday is the biggest day of the year if you’re a football fan. The Super Bowl means that you can gather your best buds, and celebrate your favorite game. Don’t worry if you’re on a budget this year - several of our favorite blogs posted some helpful articles on how to host a killer party without spending too much! Read on for tips on throwing an amazing Super Bowl bash on a budget!
One of the easiest ways to cut costs for your party is to have a potluck style get-together. Your guests won’t mind contributing an appetizer or entree, and you can avoid having to shell out enough cash to feed everyone. US News Money also has ideas for ways to keep kids busy who aren’t watching the game, including drawing contests and card games.
The Penny Hoarder understands that often the most important element of a successful party is the food. So, they’ve selected 5 super easy (and cheap) recipes, like Chex Mix, Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs, Mozzarella Sticks, Pigs in a Blanket, and Onion Dip that are sure to please your guests. The post even includes additional recipes if you need more ideas for your game day menu!
It can be stressful to throw a party - there’s so much work to do! Luckily, Apartment Therapy has provided a helpful checklist you can follow to make sure you’re getting everything done before your guests arrive. On Saturday, you can start cooking (they’ve included some recipes), and check to see if you have all the supplies you need. Then, when Sunday arrives, you can clean your home and set out everything (like drinks, food, and decorations). Follow this list, and you won’t be stressed when the party actually starts!
Cheapism brings up a good point about the benefits of hosting a party - when you go out to watch the game, you’ll likely spend much more on food and drinks! Hold the party in your home, and you can more easily control your costs. For food, buy in bulk at places like Costco or Sam’s Club, and skip the pre-made items (it’s cheaper to make them yourself!). Also, keep beverage costs low by either asking guests to BYO or by comparing prices before purchasing. You’re probably better off going to a liquor store than a grocery store where alcohol is pricier. Bottom line: plan ahead and make smart purchases, and your party will be a huge success!
Now, no matter who you’re rooting for, your party will be awesome, and you can enjoy the game!