How to host a super frugal Superbowl party
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How to Host a Super Frugal Superbowl Party


Do you want to throw a Superbowl party, but feel it’s too expensive? Read these great ways on how to host a super frugal Superbowl party!

how to host a super frugal Superbowl party

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It’s almost time for The Big Game!

Superbowl Sunday is coming up and while it’s not a huge deal in our house, we do like to watch the game on TV. I mainly watch it for the commercials. Am I the only one?

However, some pretty big parties are thrown for the Superbowl. And those parties can be expensive.

Are you looking for some great ways to throw a Superbowl party on the cheap? Well, look no further, because I’ve got you covered with these great tips on how to host a super frugal Superbowl party!

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How to host a Superbowl party on the cheap

Consider a potluck

Ask guests to bring their favorite dish or favorite football foods to your frugal Superbowl party. If you send out invites online, ask people to RSVP with the dish they are bringing to avoid having the same dishes at the party. Serve the dishes buffet-style so all the food is gathered in one place.

Fix cheap recipes

Fix cheap recipes that make a lot of food, such as chili or soup. Any leftovers can be saved and used for lunch the next day. Finger sandwiches are also a great idea for a frugal Superbowl party.

Prepare your own side items

Vegetable trays and meat and cheese trays may save you time, but they are pricey. Buy fresh produce and chop your own vegetables to create your own tray. Do the same to create your own meat and cheese tray as well.

Buy generic chips and snacks

Buying brand name can get expensive, even if they are on sale. Buying generic saves money and if you pour the snacks into bowls your guests will never know the difference.

Have a friend co-host

Asking a friend to help you out with the frugal Superbowl party will save you both time and money. Split the costs of food and decorations and divide the housework and after-party cleanup.

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Skip the fancy decorations

You may want the decorations with the team logos, but these can be costly. Skip the logos and go for team colors, instead. You can find inexpensive party supplies, such as streamers and confetti, at Dollar Tree or Walmart. Or you can even make your own decorations! This will keep your Superbowl party super frugal!

Use real dishes

Paper products can be so expensive and it feels like you’re just tossing money in the trash. Save money by using reusable dishes. If you don’t think you’ll have enough, shop thrift stores or dollar stores to save.

Do you host Superbowl parties? If not, do you watch the game?

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How to host a Superbowl party for cheap

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44 Comments

  1. Great tips, Michelle!! We usually have a few close friends over and everyone brings a dish!! Chili is always a favorite!! I’m with you on the commercials πŸ˜‚

    1. That’s a great idea having everyone bring a dish. It saves you a lot of time and money! πŸ™‚

  2. Am in Australia so Superbowl is of no interest to us but I likes the tips. Can still be be used for any large get together.

    1. Thank you! You’re right – these would work for any get together to keep the price low. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  3. Great ideas for the party Michelle, and I especially liked your idea for the Valentine wreath.

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  4. Great ideas and perfectly timed,πŸ’•β€οΈ

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!

  5. Great ideas as usual Michelle, hope you have a super super bowl Sunday πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  6. Great ideas! I loveeee me some chili so I’m always up for that! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you! Me, too! I usually put it in the crockpot in the morning and let it slow cook all day so all the spices join together. πŸ™‚

  7. LOVE the idea to host with friends! I will try to warm up to the dishes idea πŸ˜…. Thank you for the most creative ideas as always!

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ˜€

  8. I like this also. I will be going this way at Supperbowl

    1. Great tips, Michelle

      1. Thank you so much!!

        1. You are more than welcome Michelle

    2. Thank you!! It will help you save a lot of money. πŸ™‚

  9. Potluck is a good idea! Great tips, Michelle!

    1. Thank you so much!

  10. If our team isn’t playing it is definitely all about the commercials!

    1. The commercials become the main focus when you’re not concerned with the game. πŸ˜€

  11. Great frugal ideas for any kind of party! I like that!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  12. Nice!. Love this.
    Great ideas as always ma’am. πŸ€—

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You are welcome. ❀

  13. Enjoy your Super Bowl party. We will be watching commercials also.

    1. Thank you! I think they’re the best part. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!

  14. Great ideas!! I like the Commercials too!!!

    1. Thank you! The commercials are usually the only reason I watch the game. πŸ˜€

  15. These are awesome tips Michelle. Easily applicable to any gathering really – not just the Super Bowl. Even better πŸ™‚ I used to be a die-hard fan of the Minnesota Vikings and watched just about every game I could find on.

    Over the years though, I’ve had a falling out with TV and professional football. Bill and I canceled our TV subscription with Dish a couple years back and have been so glad we did. (I had been TV-less before that and loved it!) Dish had crept up to over $100/mo and we both thought, “This is crazy!” Streaming definitely gives some options but we rarely do that either. The “old school” Super Bowl commercials were hilarious. I miss the family friendly classics that always brought on a great laugh! πŸ™‚

    Sending you all my love. Hope y’all enjoy a nice quiet evening in with plenty of super funny commercials for you to enjoy! πŸ€—

    1. That is crazy! They charge you so much just to watch TV and I think that’s ridiculous. We canceled ours, too and now we have Philo, which lets us watch about 20 channels for $20 a month. We still get most of the cable channels that we used to watch anyway, just cheaper. πŸ™‚ We also have an antenna so we can watch over-the-air TV. My husband actually made that out of clothes hangers. Works great! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for wishing me a quiet evening! Yesterday was my birthday and it was very quiet and very sunny!! It was a great day! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful day and rest of the week filled with lots of love and blessings!

  16. That’s some great tips! πŸ˜€ My previous American roommate and I hosted a Superbowl party when I was living in the states and it was so much fun! I would love to do it here in Norway as well (don’t know if that’s a no-go, hehe), but it would be so much fun.. Superbowl is actually engaging people a lot in Norway as well! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much! I bet that was a fun party! You should definitely throw another party! πŸ™‚

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