Super Bowl Sunday isn’t the same for us as it was a decade ago. Instead of gathering at a bar or a big party with friends, it’s a bit more low-key at home with the kids. That doesn’t mean you have to forego a celebration. Make a little magic at home for the kids with some simple decor, games and dinner.
In case you missed it, the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. Their colors are conveniently the same – red and gold – and readily available at any store because it’s also popular for Valentine’s Day. Pick up some football plates and blow up some red and gold balloons (that bring their own entertainment) for a festive look around the house.
Wear the kids out before the game starts, run around the yard and toss a football a football around – the forecast says it’ll be 46 degrees! Let the kids keep playing football during the game with easy to make origami footballs you can flick through popsicle stick or Lego created posts. Motivate the kids to sit down and watch the game – and commercials – with bingo. Print off these Super Bowl Bingo sheets, hand out stickers and have candy on hand for winners. Halftime should come up right at bedtime so plan for a dance party right before bed!
Kansas City is known for it’s BBQ so grab the crock-pot and plan for some pulled pork sliders with Kansas City BBQ sauce for dinner. Put strawberries and pineapple on a kabob stick for a healthy red and gold treat. And use some white out on chocolate pudding cups for a football dessert. And throw together some of your favorite foods (popcorn, Chex, goldfish, red M&Ms, etc) for a during game treat.
Easy delicious meal, fun family time and a good game – hopefully we all end the night feeling like winners. But if your littles need extra incentive, head to the Dollar Store and create your own Lombardi trophy to hand out before bedtime – it only costs $2.
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