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Throw the Ultimate Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party

For many families, Super Bowl Sunday is about more than just football. Super Bowl Sunday provides an opportunity to get the whole family involved in the festivities! Regardless of which team you’ll be rooting for, here are some great ways to throw the perfect party for your family and friends.

DECOR
The best way to make the day feel special is to decorate the house for the festivities. DIY football decorations are easier than you would think–try making a Football Field Party Table or Football-themed decorations, like tiny goal posts and little bleachers for cupcakes. If you don’t have time to run out to purchase supplies, try repurposing everyday items from your pantry–like empty Pringles cans for the goal posts or empty aluminum cans as football-themed utensil holders.

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Images from Home Talk and The Budget Diet

FOOD
Forgo the standard 6-foot sub sandwich platter this year for more creative–and kid-friendly–options. Pull inspiration from this Ultimate Hot Dog Bar and cut hotdogs in half to make it more of a finger food for hungry children. Set out the mini-hotdogs with a variety of your favorite toppings–everything from sauerkraut to guacamole–and let the little ones choose how they’d like to decorate their dogs. Or, consider putting together a Snack Stadium and Gourmet Slider Bar for burger lovers.

If you plan on putting out an appetizer before setting out your entrees, try Individual 7 Layer Dip Cups, which are a savory take on parfait cups.

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Image from Spend with Pennies

These super tasty Sriracha Macaroni and Cheese Cups are also fan favorites and are easy to make as long as you have a muffin tin on hand.

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Image from Buzzfeed

DESSERT
Part of the excitement of a great party is the promise of special sweets at the end. Try putting a new spin on the classic Rice Krispie Treat with these Carolina Panthers Rice Krispie Treats or Denver Broncos Rice Krispies Treats. You can also spruce up a sugar cookie recipe with Game Face Football Cookies.

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Images from Two Sisters Crafting

Looking to indulge an ice cream lover? We love this recipe for Mini Brownie Bowl Sundaes, which can be made with muffin tins and help to keep portions reasonable.

ACTIVITIES
As if watching the football game wasn’t enough, the addition of some party games can help keep the kids occupied and take your Super Bowl party from good to great. A popular game is Football Bingo and there are great versions out there for both little kids and older kids (or adults!). It’s also easy enough to make your own Bingo Boards based on how your friends and family like to watch the game. As an added bonus for the little ones, you can use Goldfish crackers as Bingo pieces.

While you’re waiting for the game to start, encourage the kids to play this Mini-Football Toss or set up a craft table to keep your more artistic tots occupied. Easy DIY game day crafts such as Pom-Poms, Foam Fingers and Mini-Megaphones will be fun to make and serve a practical purpose of cheering on your kids’ favorite teams during the game.

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Images from Frog Prince Paperie

For more ideas for your kid-friendly Super Bowl party, visit our Pinterest page.

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