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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44 thoughts on “How to Host a Super Frugal Superbowl Party”

  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˜‚

  2. 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!

  3. 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˜€

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