It’s that time of year, some of you are ecstatic you won’t have screaming and yelling in your house again every Sunday until Fall… Others, like myself will miss it, a lot. I love Football Sundays, it’s guaranteed time with my man, cooking all day, Coors Light, lucky shirts, and good old fashion American competition.
I love all things football, but for my soon to be Mr it is a religious experience. I don’t quite know what to label it, but it is a passion few have for anything in life. The fact that the San Francisco 49ers are playing takes this Sunday to a whole new level. Now we have food. I love food, but have a passion for cooking. I love finding ways to make our tailgating favorites not as fattening without compromising flavor… Not always possible to lower calories, but I love trying 🙂
This is a Girl’s guide to Football Sundays, and THE SUPER BOWL. You don’t have to like football in order to have a great time. Get a fun outfit, add some Team colors to your makeup and manicure. If you’re hosting the party at your house, try making some of the crowd pleasing recipes below… I do Step-by-Step instructions to make it very easy. Have fun decorating the place and even get some betting going to add more fun. If you don’t care about the game, there is an equal amount of time of other things to watch, Alicia Keys is singing the National Anthem, Beyoncé is the Half Time performance and the BEST commercials you’ll see all year will be debuted. If that’s not enough to get you excited… You have a free pass to start drinking early and go overboard if you’d like… If you’re still not excited, well, I’m sure we’d never be friends.
These women’s jerseys are tailored so they don’t have the boxy look of men’s. You personalize them with your name at The NFL Shop for $139.95
Alyssa Milano has her own Team Apparel line called Touch. It can be found on many websites. This was designed just for the Super Bowl and can be bought at Football Fanatics for $39.95
The best budget friendly find is this cute sweatshirt from Forever 21 for $22.80
If you don’t want to commit to a favorite team, or if your team isn’t playing just get some NFL gear at Lady Fanatics a website that only carries women’s clothing and accessories for EVERY professional and MOST College teams.
MAKE UP & NAILS
Grab polishes with your team colors… These were my 49er favorites.Essie As Gold As It Gets , OPI Malaga Wine, OPI Glitzerland, OPI Smitten With Mittens
Then have fun by either layering the colors, doing a glitter french tips, ombre.
Or you can get these NFL Nail Tattoos from Party City for $1.99.
These are only $3.99 from Party City. You could also use eyeliner to draw on yourself.
This Team Face & Body Paint Kit has stencils for the Team logo and makes it easy for face or temporary tattoos on body. Find at Michael’s for $9.95, remember to bring a coupon 🙂
NOLA Food: Beignets, Shrimp Po’ Boys, King Cake Recipes
Baked & Loaded Jalapeño Poppers Recipe
Steak Sliders On Garlic Toast Recipe
Homemade Pizza & Dough Recipes
Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe
Macaroni & Cheese Bites Recipe
Vegetarian Chili & Jalapeño Cornbread Waffles Recipes
Kosher Corn Dog Bites Recipe
I lucked out this yeah with decorations, since my house is always decorated for a 49ers Super Bowl… If you’re team isn’t playing you can add some of these Football cut outs for $0.39 at Party City.
I found this Vinyl Table Cloth at Hancock Fabrics for $3.99/yard… Perfect if you have an extra long table.
The Football Platter and Hot Dog Holders are from Dollar Tree for $1.00 Each
I found these on the Toy Isle at 99 Cent Store for $0.99
Make your own Pennants from Hobby Lobby for $1.25
I grabbed some memorabilia from around the house to decorate the table… Napkins are from Party City (clearance at the end of the season last year) and the plates are Styrofoam (I know, I know… NOT Green, but look just like stadium plates ;)) are from Smart & Final and the Red burger baskets are from World Market 6 pack for $4.99 and the paper liners in assorted designs.
You can get your favorite NFL & College Football Teams Brand for $9.95 from Home Depot, Target or Walmart. But if you go to Michael’s you can use a Coupon 🙂
Here are some fun ways to decorate & craft with your team tape from The Duck Brand.
SUPER BOWL SQUARES
Games are fun for every party, this is the most common Super Bowl betting game, you can make a personalized large board on Poster Board (like below) or you can download Super Bowl Squares Template from Superbowlsquares.org where they also have the rules.