Super Bowl 54
is just around the corner, which means it's time to start planning your party. Sure, you can put out traditional nachos and beer, but it's boring. This year, why not go the extra yard (huh? Eh?) With some big game splash-out splurges? Below I have compiled various articles that can help you make your party memorable – we talk about food, drink, games and more – and start with it being the most important of all: the TV.
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SodaStream is a machine that lets you create your own sparkling water with almost any combination of flavors – which in turn allows you to create almost any color. So why not whip up some bowls of soda?
Normally, this would be a little easier, but the Chiefs and 49ers will both have red as their primary uniform color (first time ever, FYI). You can still make a red soda to represent the Chiefs and some gold (like peach or mango) for the 49ers, which corresponds to their normal helmet colors.
SodaStream offers several machines and bundles; right now you can save 20% on any of them with promotion code BIGGAME . If you start with just the Fizzi Classic Starter Pack, you can walk out the door for about $ 72.
Forget the kegan. Fizzic's DraftPour is a beer distributor that promises to raise even cheap brews for a draft-like experience. It does this with the help of sound waves, of all things, to create a microfoam head. How well this actually works is a bit subjective, but if nothing else it is a conversation starter.
DraftPour currently sells for $ 129.99, but you can save 15% with promotional code DRINKMOREBEER .
Most people like a Super Bowl party, but not everyone loves football itself. To make the game more fun for everyone, consider handing out Super Bowl bingo cards. Only $ 10 buys you 36 of them; players are looking for things like "fumble," "game delay" and "touchdown."
Another option: The Play Party Plan blog has free printable Super Bowl commercial bingo cards which means that bingo fun can continue as the football breaks.
I've always thought the Super Bowl halftime show was super weird. You go from football to stadium concert play, and then back to football. No, no thanks. I'd rather spend those 20 minutes playing a party game. And since everyone is already gathered around the TV, I recommend something from Jackbox Games. Choose from half a dozen party packs (all of which contain multiple games) or join my personal favorite: Quiplash ($ 10).
If you own an Apple TV, Fire TV, or game console, select the version for that device. Otherwise, you have to unplug the laptop and connect it to your TV. And hey, if you really want to see J-Lo and Shakira you can do this during the three hour foreplay show instead.
Want to slave over a hot stove during the game? Obviously not. Therefore, your Super Bowl dishes should be prepared in one or more slow cookers. These insanely useful appliances are great for anything from dip to wings to hot chocolate. Here are 11 great Big Game recipes you can make in a Crock-Pot.
Do you need something small for, say, queso? Here's a 1.5-quart fireplace for just $ 10.99 . Or click below for a 6-liter Hamilton Beach model, a price well below the equally large Crock-Pot.
Whether you decide to make these alcoholics or not is entirely up to you. I'm just saying that a plate of football and helmet-shaped Jell-O "jigglers" gives a smile to every face. This package gives you two sets of two molds, each capable of producing five jiggers. So you get 20 per rate.
What items would you recommend to improve your big game party?
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