Save on Your Super Bowl Shindig

By Chris Dato  •  January 19, 2015

Regardless of whether you are a hardcore football fanatic all year round or you don’t get involved until it is down to the final two, chances are you already know where you will be enjoying Super Bowl XLIX. Barbecue and beers with family and friends for the big game are, by all measures, an American pastime. This is a tradition I am particularly familiar with, as the Super Bowl was regarded as any other national holiday in the house in which I grew up. What most people don’t realize, however, is how fun and affordable it can be to have the party at your place! All you need are a few simple tips for how to keep your bash bumping but under budget.


The first step for any good get together is to make sure that your place looks sufficiently festive. I have mentioned before some discount decorating tips that are as festive as they are cost effective. A particularly fun and frugal way to show team spirit is by hand making signs or banners, which will add great atmosphere to your get together. Recycling decorations from year to year is a good tip, although you really can’t beat this Super Bowl XLIX Ultimate Party Pack for $29.99 from SHinDigZ. Keep in mind that you don’t need to focus too much on decorations, since the majority or the party’s attention will be on the big game commercials and food.


Now that your place is looking properly party ready, its time to shift focus to the most vital part of your Super Bowl party after the enormous television: the food. While this might sound like a quite a task, feeding famished football fans is no sweat (and fun to say!) with a few tips.

The first thing to remember is that the classics are classics for a reason. What I mean is, don’t feel like you have to be more original than pizza. Whether you take advantage of one of the many game day specials that will be going on or go the Little Caesar’s Hot-N-Ready route, you can’t go wrong with pizza. Also, don’t be afraid to think outside the pizza box. Making pizzas is a great way to feed everyone on a budget, and it gives people the opportunity to get involved and personalize their pie while taking some work off your hands!

Just remember that when it comes to Super Bowl sustenance, quantity is king. If you don’t have the kitchen capacity (or capability) to cook, consider making the party a potluck. Encourage everyone to bring over a Crock-Pot of his or her favorite Super Bowl snack, a dessert, or a bottle of alcohol. Then all you will need to do is provide the paper plates and plastic cups!


With the décor and food taken care of, the last thing left to do is make sure you have the gear you need to show your support. It is going to be important to look sharp for all of the praise that will be coming your way from appreciative guests. If your old jersey is hanging on by its last thread, let help you fix your look. Right now get 20% off orders at Sports Authority and make sure you look as good as your place now does!

Super Bowl XLIX will kick off on February 1st, at 3:30 pm in Glendale, Arizona. Follow these tips and remember that the most important part of any party is the people. Also, since these tips are guaranteed to make your Super Bowl party a smash, it might be a good idea to work on a celebration dance.

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Chris Dato Chris Dato A Southern California kid born and raised, Chris is happiest with sunglasses on his face and sand under his back. Although a self-proclaimed master money saver, he prefers the term 'responsibly frugal' to 'cheap.'

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