As promised, we are back today with tips for how to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. Of course it starts with shopping at the right place. That’s why I always start at Oriental Trading. First, they have thousands of ready-to-go decorations and tableware. They follow that up with having the supplies I need to DIY party elements. Oriental Trading has everything you need to pull off this awesome party style you see below.
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Use Items in New Ways
This is huge when it comes to throwing a Super Bowl party on a budget. Get creative and use items in unexpected ways to save money and create a festive party setting. Here are 2 quick examples to get your creative juices flowing.
DIY Football Backdrop
First, cut your table skirt in half.
Next, hang each half on the wall, slightly overlapping, using push pins.
Lastly, layer caution tape in an angled pattern across the table skirt and secure the ends with tape.
Referee and Field Cutlery Organizers
First, open up your treat bags.
Next, remove one treat bag and slip a cup into it.
Then tuck the ends of the bag inside of the cup.
Add 1 yellow napkin to the inside of your cup as pictured. This will keep the bag ends tucked in the cup as guests grab cutlery and napkins.
Use the cups to organize cutlery and napkins.
- I fanned out the yellow napkins in the cup for an added decorative touch.
Make Your Own Food
Food is the biggest expense when throwing a party. Save your money by making your own instead of buying pre-packaged. This is especially true of fruit and vegetable trays. Make your own to save some serious coin.
Football Stadium Veggie Tray
First, put your stadium together. Don’t worry. It’s super easy.
Next, chop up your vegetables that need it. Veggies like baby carrots and mushrooms can be served as-is.
Fill your chili cups with vegetables.
Then stack your chili cups on the bleachers of your stadium.
Lastly, add any dips or dressings to the main field.
Create stations that serve specific functions for guest convenience. Start with a drink station complete with a beverage dispenser (like this football one) and cups. Don’t forget an ice bucket if you need it.
Next, create the food stations. Keep like foods grouped together. For example, all of the desserts should be in the same area of the food table.
Lastly, place napkins, plates, and utensils in a section together. I always like to bookend the food with 2 separate utensil sections. This makes it easy if guests are only grabbing a napkin or trying to grab some dessert.
Don’t Forget Levels
Don’t forget to create levels when displaying food, drinks, and utensils. This allows you to fit more on the table and is also more aesthetically pleasing. For example, our beverage dispenser is elevated on a cake plate. I also used the extra chili cups to elevate cutlery and dessert trays. Remember tip one: Get Creative!
Now you can save money and celebrate the big game with these tips to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. I cannot stress enough how much money you save when you get creative. Festive displays would have cost upwards of $50 in this instance. Instead, I had all that I needed, plus extra bags for guests to take home leftovers, for less than $10! Don’t forget to check out below for more awesome Super Bowl party ideas that are do-it-yourself. Your party will be fun and frugal effortlessly.
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