Score a Touchdown with These Party Ideas

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in this year’s Super Bowl. If you’re hosting the party (preferably in the media room of your new Emory Glen home), why not go above and beyond and set up some clever activities to keep your guests entertained before, during, and after the game? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Start with the Food

What would a Super Bowl party be without the food? Create a menu inspired by the teams playing in the Super Bowl. For the Chiefs, order up some Kansas City-style BBQ or get the grill master-in-chief busy with the smoker. For the 49ers, you could set out sushi or mini avocado toasts. Just because you are watching the game at home, doesn’t mean you can’t have a tailgate party with plenty of creative menu items.

Jersey Decorating Station

Your guests are sure to arrive sporting their favorite team’s colors, but for any that don’t, have this jersey decorating station set up. Just add plain jerseys or T-shirts, along with fabric markers and iron-on patches. Guests can customize their own jerseys with their favorite team’s colors and logos.

Interactive Betting Board

What’s a game without betting? Rather than drawing squares, set up an interactive board where guests can place bets on various aspects of the game like the first team to score a touchdown, the final score, or even the outcome of the coin toss.

Touchdown Dance-Off

Don’t just cheer. Dance! Have a halftime touchdown dance-off where guests can show off their best end zone celebrations. Provide a prize for the most creative or entertaining dance.

DIY Photo Booth

Set up a DIY photo booth with football-themed props like jerseys, helmets and foam fingers. Provide a backdrop with the teams’ logos for guests to take photos with. You can purchase props here or make your own. Since your guests are sure to be posting the pictures on Instagram, give them a list of potential hashtags and fun captions.

Commercial Break Trivia

If you love Super Bowl commercials, you’ll love this. Create trivia questions related to past Super Bowl commercials or halftime shows, such as who the most famous person in one of the commercials might be. Guests can test their knowledge during commercial breaks, with prizes for those who answer the most questions correctly.

Super Bowl Trivia

Put together a trivia game focused on Super Bowl history, players, and memorable moments. Divide guests into teams and see who knows the most about the big game.

Football Bingo

Create bingo cards with different events or plays that might happen during the game (touchdowns, field goals, interceptions, etc.). Guests mark off squares as they occur, and the first to get bingo wins a prize. You could even set up two cards — one for each team.

Post-Game Awards

After the game, hold a mock awards ceremony where you give out fun awards like “Best Snack Maker,” “Most Enthusiastic Fan,” or “Biggest Couch Potato.” It’s a lighthearted way to wrap up the party and celebrate everyone’s contributions.


Photos courtesy of: Pond5 (Banner Image); Quiz Runners (Super Bowl Trivia).