Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, and whether you’re rooting for the Rams or the Patriots, you and your friends will be crowded on the couch, yelling at the TV and eating tons of snacks.
If you’ve been trying to avoid hosting the party in fear of overspending, check out these tips for throwing a Super Bowl party on a super budget.
Instead of providing all of the food yourself, ask each of your friends to bring a dish. While you can provide the main dishes, friends can easily bring a dip or dessert to liven up the spread.
Slow Cooker “Snap”
It’s time to break out your slow cooker. Whether you’re hosting a party for a few friends, or everyone in your family, slow cooker recipes are a cheap and easy way to feed the team. Recipes like pulled pork, spinach dip and mini meatballs are sure to be a hit. Check out all of the recipes you can make for your players.
Buying brand name snacks are not budget-friendly – especially when people are going to be paying more attention to the TV than the bag of chips on the table. If you can trade your Tostitos for Kroger’s Restaurant Style tortilla chips, you will save big – and your guests won’t know the difference.
If you’re decorating, hit the local dollar store for team colored tablecloths, plates, napkins and streamers. By purchasing team colors rather than logos, you’ll save big. Think twice before buying the Super Bowl merchandise from Target.
Instead of spending money on pizza or party trays, consider making hamburgers instead. Not only are they cheap to make, but they don’t require a lot of toppings either! You can provide the meat, cheese, buns and condiments for cheap, while asking everyone else to bring the side dishes.
Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot to host a great game day. Whether you’re snacking on sampler trays, or grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, your guests will have fun being part of the festivities. You can rest easy knowing you saved some big bucks while supporting your favorite team. Happy Super Bowl LIII!
What are your budget Super Bowl tips? We want to know!