Let’s face it, throwing a party of any kind can be expensive and Super Bowl parties are no exception! But, with a little planning your Super Bowl party can be a huge hit with out breaking the bank! Let me show you how.
All you really need to have the ultimate Super Bowl party is a few great finger foods, a TV, and a couple festive decorations. This year I decided to challenge myself and throw our annual Super Bowl party for under $60 (including decorations).
Seeing as the Super Bowl is not until February 5th, I did a little test run on a Sunday (my husband and his friends didn’t seem to mind!). Needless to say our game day party was a huge hit! Everyone left full and happy which was my ultimate goal. And, at $54.46, I came in under my budget! You can do the same thing with the steps below:
Step 1: Plan Your Menu
I had to dig into my recipe arsenal to pull this all together! I planned out my menu by picking the most filling and inexpensive dishes I could. Ones that I knew would be real crowd pleasers. My menu included: Meatball Sub Sliders, BBQ and Bacon Meatball Sliders, Twice Baked Potato Skins, and Stuffed Pretzels as the main options and some go to snacks like popcorn, chips and salsa, and regular pretzels and game day cupcakes.
I figured with two versions of meat ball sliders I could split a $4 bag of meatballs from Save-A-Lot and still make everyone happy. As far as dessert goes, a simple boxed cake mix cupcake with some simple green dyed frosting would suffice my party. My little guy loved helping decorate these super simple cupcakes!
To make your own game day cupcakes:
Step 2: Head to Save-A-Lot
After creating my menu, I hit my local Save-A-Lot to make sure I could stay under budget. I actually went to the ATM before hand and took out three $20’s so I could leave my actual debit card in the car. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t tempted to get items not on my list (like usual!).
Stick around until the end to find out how you can win (1 of 2) $25 Save-A-Lot Gift Cards to pick up some of your game day supplies!
Not only does Save-A-Lot (you can find your local Save-A-Lot store here) offer 40% lower prices than national chains but, you can even grab your paper products there as well! AND, you can also snag (at participating stores), a $5 off $35 coupon right in their ad! I didn’t get a chance to use that while shopping for this party but, that will totally help you get more bang for your buck! You could probably make another whole recipe for that (or at least pick up drinks)!
Meatball Sub Sliders
Meatball Sub Sliders
- 14 oz frozen meatballs
- 1 jar pasta sauce
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded, 1 bag
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 12 Kings Hawaiian Rolls
- Preheat oven on 425°F.
- Add frozen meatballs and jar of pasta sauce to medium sauce pan. Heat until fully warmed (about 10-15 mins).
- Cut Hawaiian Rolls horizontally in one sheet (DO NOT SEPARATE).
- Melt butter in microwave then add oregano.
- Spoon excess sauce from meatball pot and spread generously on buns.
- Add meatballs in single layer.
- Top with mozzarella cheese.
- Place bun tops on then brush on butter and oregano mixture.
- Bake until tops are golden brown (about 10 - 12 mins).
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Step 3: Complete Your Game Day Look
Like I said earlier, all you need to complete your Super Bowl party is a few festive (and CHEAP) decorations. I hit a local dollar store near me and picked up some themed table decorations like a football shaped chips and dip bowl, football field table cloth and matching napkins/cutlery.
There is no sense in spending a small fortune on decorations that you are going to use once and probably throw away! If you are crafty, you can even make your own! Check out my Pinterest Board if you need some inspiration.
It’s real simple to win at throwing the ultimate Super Bowl party for under $60. With a little planning and some help from Save-A-Lot, you can crush your Super Bowl party with out crushing your budget!
(I do want to be very transparent and add the products and prices vary by region. I visited my local Save-A-Lot in Troy NY but, you should be able to recreate this whole party for around the same price.)
Want to throw the same party? Print out my $50 Super Bowl Party Planner below:
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My favorites are pigs in a blanket,nachos with meat and stuffed peppers! I have not tried the rescipes that u mentioned but i will love too try them out?
We like chips & dip or olive cheese balls.
Simply nachos is our favorite! Especially for my picky kiddos!
We usually do barbecue meatballs, chicken wings, and hummus with chips and veggies.
I have made the meatball sliders I like to make wings and chili
We always have Buffalo Chicken Dip & Chips!
We’re boring. We just eat pretzels, chips and popcorn. I’m coming to your place this year! Those Meatball Sub Sliders look amazing!
Thanks for giving.
Our go to dish is hot wings and bleu cheese dressing! I have made the sliders before like yours.
We have tried cooking lil smokies in the crock pot with grape jelly and BBq sauce.
Those meatball sub sliders look good! We usually have pizza or wings.
We have done meatballs and chips and salsa! Those are always a hit. I love pulled pork sliders as well. Those are a favorite at our house!
We usually go with pizza, chips dips and the like for game day
Our favorite game day recipe is definitely buffalo chicken dip because it goes great with everything – veggies, chips, beer batter bread, etc.! We have made cupcakes before too and they are usually a big hit as well!
We always do hot wings & ribs plus several dips. Haven’t tried any of yours yet but I think I might.
My go to game day snacks are chili and wings.
Pulled pork is always a family game day favorite.
Our family favorite go to game snack is nachos. The meatball sliders sound good I think we will be giving them a try
I love to make bacon wrapped mini sausages and wrapped pickles. I’ve made several recipes you’ve mentioned as well 🙂
Wings, chili and chips, dips..veggies..are our go toos
I usually make chicken wings and a veggie tray with dip and cheese sticks and sause along with pigs in a blanket
We love to make buffalo chicken dip for football games!
We always have lots of veggies and chips! Your recipes look yummy!
My go-to recipe is buffalo chicken dip.
We usually have wings or a Reuben sandwich. The meatball sliders look good.
I usually do a crockpot chicken and beans bbq, sliced vegies and fruit..
One of my favorite game day recipes is chicken wing or buffalo chicken dip.
I like making a bean dip with salsa and cream cheese. I also like to make some BBQ meatballs too.
Your food ideas look great. I usually make hot wings and a 7 layer dip.
Our family loves meatball sub sliders using that recipe! We also love making buffalo wings on game day!