5 Tips to Save on Your Bowl Bash

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There’s nothing like a killer Super Bowl party especially when it’s your team in the big game. Yes, even though our economy is on the defense–you can still host a banging bash without sacking your budget. Don’t you love puns?

With the Pro Bowl kicking off January 31st and of course Super Bowl XLIV this February 7th–can you think of a better time to host a great bowl bash? If you use a little creativity and some basic planning, your party will be the topic of Facebook statuses for years to come. So, let’s get to the coin toss!

I called up party planners, Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali of PartyBluPrints, to see what they had up their jersey sleeves. Cheap and memorable being the goal of course. The bloggers tell me — if you “keep it simple”, you’ll win big!

No matter who’s on your guest list, including kids–you can still have a family friendly and fun get together. Offer food and drink options appropriate for everyone. For drinks, the girls tell us to limit choices to 3.

Want to plan a guys only viewing party, check out these ideas from PartyBluPrints.

The party bloggers shared even more ideas with Stacy in this Skype interview.

Make it a team effort. Assign guest a dish to bring and pass. This shares work and expense. Buying in bulk can also save a lot if you have a large group.

To score big and save a buck or two, serve finger foods. You can feed a crowd for very little green with fan favorites like:

  • Nachos,
  • Chips, Dips and Nuts,
  • Sandwiches,
  • Pizza,
  • BBQ Pork,
  • Chili,
  • Ribs,
  • Italian Sausage,
  • Hot Dogs, and/or
  • Chicken Wings.

Recipe for Lazy Man’s BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Got a group with a sweet tooth? Go with Jell-O. It’s inexpensive and you can keep the kids busy making football themed “jigglers”.

Speaking of kids, why not paint their faces in your favorite team’s colors and turn them into fanatics.

When it comes to decorations, let your guests take care of that. Encourage everyone to wear team jerseys and bring their favorite memorabilia. Why spend time and money decorating your home when your guests will do it best.

For more saving tips, check out the PartyBluPrints Blog here.

Don’t be a party pooper!

If you’re going to serve alcohol, make sure you find rides for your guests. Even if it means stealing keys! Find a taxi with this website.

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