* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

3 Must-Haves for a Super Bowl Party

It doesn't take a lot to plan a fun Super Bowl party. Whether you’re an obsessed fan or your friends and family are, planning a party for the big event is a great reason to get everyone together.

But if you're pressed for time or looking to save a few bucks, follow our tips for 3 must-haves you need at your Super Bowl party. 

Super Bowl parties tend to be a little less formal. Because of its casual feel, planning one is actually quite painless. All you really need are a few staple items, a big screen and your quarterback’s jersey and you’re good to go! Skip the complicated menus, pricey décor and themed cocktails to keep budget in check. 

What Are Super Bowl Party Essentials?

Before you go any further, let’s state the obvious. There’s only 3 must-haves you need in order for your party to be a success:


Party games to get in on the competitive spirit

Easy snacks and bite sized treats

Once you have these 3 things ready, the rest is cake!

Make Lots of Snacks and Sweet Treats

As the game goes on, the excitement and nervousness in the air will be intense. What better way to watch your team play than while munching on some snacks and some sweet treats. For your party, make some tiny nibbles for people to snack on. Try a few of these easy finger foods like chicken wings, sliders, pigs-in-a-blanket and more.


Most women can agree, there’s just someone about these cupcakes topped with decadent frosting that makes us swoon. And how do you get the men at your Super Party to love cupcakes just as much as you? One word: BEER!


Bake these chocolate Guinness cupcakes for a winning dessert!

Have a Game of Your Own in the Living Room

While watching the Super Bowl, increase the fun just a notch by having guests take part in games. Don't worry, most Super Bowl party games are designed to be played while the game is on and guests won't get distracted. Takes bets on what will happen during the Super Bowl and keep track of it with our printable game.


Print out this Super Bowl proposition betting game for a fun way to watch.

Spice Up Your Beer

Instead of sipping beer out of a bottle, mix it up a little with this spicy beer cocktail recipe.


Using powder pico de gallo, your booze will get that kick it needs to keep you cheering on.

So even if your party is last minute or you're on a budget, it doesn't take a lot of planning to get a Super Bowl up off the ground and running. With just these 3 things featured in your party, you're guests won't even miss unnecessary decor or a full feast on the dining table.

May the best team win!

Find more party planning inspirations for Super Bowl Parties

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

Read More »
Exotic Cocktail Recipe Video Link to video gallery. Upgrade your spring sips with this cocktail tutorial. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.