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How to Throw the Ultimate Super Bowl Bash

How to Throw the Ultimate Super Bowl Bash

More than 100 million people will be watching. Even if you don’t like the teams playing this year and you vow not watch, come on, you know you will! You don’t want to miss that commercial everybody is talking about Monday. Not to mention Lady Gaga. She’s performing in the half-time show.

Yes, being that I live in Green Bay, I’m a bit bummed that my Packers won’t be in the Super Bowl this year. I’m sure you know by now it’s the Atlanta Falcons vs. the New England Patriots. I have no idea who to cheer for, but you better believe I’ll be watching!

Winter is long in Wisconsin! You gotta do stuff! I love getting family and friends together for game day parties. Planning the spread is half the fun! When it comes to hosting the Ultimate Super Bowl Bash, I’m kind of an expert. I don’t want to brag, but again as I mentioned I live in Green Bay. We do this every Sunday during football season. We do it pretty well! We eat, breathe, and sleep football! I’ve been throwing tailgates and game day parties since I moved here 25 years ago. I got this!

This week I was on TV in the Twin Cities and Milwaukee sharing some of my favorite Super Bowl recipes and secrets. (show picture from Twin Cities Live)

Let’s start with the must haves. Every good Super Bowl Party must have some super good dips! My Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is a WINNER! It’s like buffalo wings the easy way! Super easy too! Just throw it all in your crockpot and it keeps nice and warm. That way everybody can dip away when they get hungry. I serve it with lots of celery, carrots and tortilla chips. It’s really good with Pretzel Crisps too!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Cheese balls are also really trending right now! I’m a cheesehead! We love cheese and cheese balls! My Cheddar, Bacon, and Beer Cheese Ball is so yummy! Doubles as a centerpiece for your buffet too! LOVE THAT! Click Ultimate Super Bowl Foods to see how to make it look like a football! Trust me it’s easy! That’s how I roll!
Football Cheese Ball
A good Super Bowl Party also MUST have lots of munchies! I mean LOTS! Really want to WOW everybody? Why not make a Stadium Snack Platter? It’s featured at the top of this post. Even the kids can help build it! And, it’s totally do-able! Click Super Bowl Recipes from The Cooking Mom to watch me assemble one!

You know what they say, “Everything is better with bacon.” I agree! Make bacon part of your game day spread! My Sweet Little Pigs are always a hit! Make plenty! They are always the first to go! My Layered BLT Dip is really good too!
Sweet Little Pigs
Brats are also a game day party must! I have a secret way to do them so that I don’t have to be manning or in my case “womaning” the grill the whole game. That’s no fun! My Brat Tub recipe keeps those brats nice and cozy in beer, butter, onions, and kraut. Oh yeah! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! You can create this tub in your slow cooker too!
Brat Tub
Speaking of brats, you gotta make my Brat Bundles! Cheesy brats wrapped in crescent roll dough served with spicy mustard for dipping. These will get devoured!
Brat Bundles
I’ve got one more for you. When the New York Times was looking for the Ultimate Tailgate recipes, I knew I had a winner! I submitted my Sausage and Cheese Chowder. Yep, they agreed! It’s one of my all-time FAVES! Just throw it all in the slow cooker. It’s one of those just-dump-it-in recipes. Sausage, cheese, potatoes, and beer! What’s not to love? I serve it with chopped green onions, extra shredded cheddar cheese, and croutons. When my gang is hungry they can just ladle this cheesy goodness into bowls and pile on the fixin’s!
Sausage and Cheese Chowder
Chili Bars are a fun way to go too! My Ranch Chili and Way Too Easy White Chicken Chili can all be made ahead. Set them out on your kitchen island or table with loads of chili fixin’s and let everybody just dive in when they are hungry.

Finally, a big messy sandwich is mandatory! From my Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches, Sloppy Joes for a Crowd, Hot Beef, BBQ Beef, Slow Cooker Meatball Subs, French Dips, or my Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork, they are all perfect for your Super Bowl bash!
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork
I love all these recipes because you can just throw them together Sunday morning or even Saturday night! Put out some great buns and let everybody make their sandwiches when they get hungry. I can just sit on the couch and enjoy the game, the party and the food!

The icing on the cake is a fun game day themed dessert! Why not have the kids help make and decorate a Football Field Cake?
Football Field Cake
Or, turn a boxed brownie mx into something really special! How cute are my Football Brownies! No cookie cutter required!
Football Brownies
Here’s hoping for a great game! Great commercials, a fun half-time show and some super good memories! I always say it’s not about just cooking up food! It’s all about cooking up memories!

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