Super Bowl is this Sunday, believe it or not. Who says that Super Bowl parties have to be based around football and men? For a couple years now, my husband and his friends have been gone on an annual snowboard trip which includes being gone on Super Bowl Sunday. And while I’m not into football, you know that I wouldn’t dare miss the commercials, food, and particularly the halftime show. The answer was clear, a girls only Super Bowl party. I assembled all my close pals who’s husbands were also on the same trip, and this was when “I’m here for the commercials” party was born. You know you only watch the game to see the new commercials and that half time show that everyone has been talking about.
Photos by Meg Perotti
A girls only gala starts with the invite and my close pal Meghann Miniello threw it in for the touchdown with this leather invite.
The main attraction for a girls only Super Bowl party is hands down the table. It is where you gather, eat, drink, laugh, discuss commercials and will the halftime show be the winner or loser? Speaking of the halftime show, are you psyched to see what Lady Gaga has in store for us this year? Nic Roc nailed it with these wooden cut-outs to help your friends rate the commercials and half time show.
There is no better place for your table then to be in front of the action. Lose the chairs, and lay down some pillows, and let’s get comfy!
Pillows from Boho Pillow
Stripes, wood details, and leather made up this girly tablescape. The Little Market has fabulous olive wood round boards that I used as plates, and joining in are my everyday glassware and flatware. Hosting a Super Bowl party and don’t want to go out and buy serving ware? Make it simple and use some white plates or even bamboo reusable plates, see here.
Let’s take a quick time out, to stare at these beauties from Christine Cater. She created a perfect girly table arrangement, but then she went ahead and gave the tv and fireplace a little makeover. Love Christine! You can do the same at home by gathering greenery from your backyard.
Ready. Set. Eat! (Vinyl sticker by The Roc Shop) I took the infamous Super Bowl essentials and gave them a modern twist for this girls only gala. Wine + Food pairing was a must for this day. A twist on the classic chips and dip was stuffed avocados with beet hummus, chickpeas, and balsamic glaze. To die for! Organicopa wowed us with one beautiful deconstructed cheese platter. Forget that bagged popcorn and kick it off with rosemary truffle popcorn. Fried chicken sliders with arugula and watermelon radishes and one delish citrus salad were here to win! Lastly, a glass of One Hope Wine to tickle your taste buds.
Hostess Tip + Wow Factor: When serving water, serve with grilled citrus. I promise you will not go back to natural citrus again. Simply just sit on your burner or broil in the oven.
Happy Sunday Funday!
Sometimes, it just needs to be about the girls.
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Styling + Design
Invite + Name Cards + Menu
Cocktail Stirs, Wooden Cut-Out Rating Signs, Ready, Set, Eat! Vinyl Sticker on Table, Cocktail Acrylic Sign
Glassware, Napkins, Wooden Chargers, Serveware