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Who else loves gathering with friends and family to watch the Super Bowl every year? Today I’ve got a sweet Super Bowl party and some awesome free printable Super Bowl bingo cards to share with you!
This year I wanted to create a football-themed sweets table for the Super Bowl, so I put together a colorful candy display based on our favorite rainbow-colored candies… Skittles and Starburst! Skittles are an official sponsor of the NFL/Super Bowl, so it was only fitting to include them in our tasty treat table.
Skittles, Starburst and Snickers products are all available to purchase on Amazon (which is where I bought mine), and for a limited time, participating products will be on sale for up to 20% off. Woo hoo! Shopping on Amazon is quick and easy, and I can get exactly what I want without even leaving the house (or taking off my pj’s!). Score!
To give my candy bar a football feel, I covered the table with some green turf I had cut from a large roll at the home improvement store. I covered the wall behind the table with a sky background. I like the way it makes it look more natural like a sunny day out on the football field!
I found a vintage-looking set of mailboxes that I fell in love with and knew would be a great place to put jars of Skittles sorted by color for guests to pick from. I found some inexpensive glass jars and put my kids to work sorting the Skittles into the jars. They loved it! I bought a set of two of the Skittles that were 41 ounces each, and it was the perfect amount for my jars, the dip topping, and the inside of the cupcakes (keep reading for those!).
Inside a metal box between the candy bouquets were packages of Sour Skittles for everyone.
Adorable paper bags with colored circles on them were placed behind the Sour Skittles packs, and are perfect for guests to place their scooped candy. I love how they mirror the colors and shape of the Skittles!
DIY Candy Bouquets
On top of the red cubby holes are two football-themed candy bouquets filled with an assortment of Skittles and Starburst candies. These are a fun way to serve candy to guests, and are a cinch to put together!
To make the candy bouquets, I placed a small styrofoam ball into each football cup, then taped a wood skewer onto the back of each candy package.
I stuck the skewers into the styrofoam in the cup, then filled the cup with shredded brown paper.
I saved the two cups for the winners of our Super Bowl Bingo game. Keep reading to get the free printable Super Bowl bingo cards!
Another treat I made for the party is a strawberry cheesecake dip that tastes amazing and is great for dipping strawberries and graham crackers into! For extra fun I placed the dip in a football-shaped bowl, then covered the whole football with candy to make yellow Skittles laces and a purple Skittles ball.
Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
- 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, with green tops removed
Step 1. Blend 1 cup of strawberries in the blender until smooth.
Step 2. Mix all of the ingredients, including the blended strawberries, together in a stand-up mixer. Blend until smooth. Place in the refrigerator in a football-shaped bowl to chill for two hours.
Step 3. Create the football laces with yellow Skittles. Cover the rest of the dip with purple Skittles.
You can make the dip up to a day ahead of time, but do not add the Skittles until shortly before the party. Once you add the Skittles, don’t put the dip back into the fridge! The candy isn’t meant to get that cold and will get hard.
Place fresh strawberries and graham crackers next to the dip. They taste amazing together! I placed it all on an upside down black tray. Bet you can’t dip just once…
Hidden Surprise Cupcakes
I also created some fun cupcakes for the Super Bowl party. On the outside they look like regular cupcakes, but once you bite into them, there’s a fun surprise hidden inside!
I baked the cupcakes like usual, but once they were cool I used a knife and cut a piece out of the top to form a hole. I set the top pieces aside, then filled each hole with Skittles.
I pressed the tops back on by pushing down hard, then frosted as usual. Gummy footballs were added to the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks.
Super Bowl Bingo Cards
Now for the entertainment! Since the goal of a Super Bowl party is to watch the big game, I came up with a fun Super Bowl Bingo game that has guests competing while doing just that!
I created four different game cards for you to print. Pass them out at the beginning of the game, along with a pack of Starburst candy per player. Once a person sees or hears something that’s on the card, they can cover that square with a Starburst candy!
Printables are for personal use only.
The squares are filled with football terms (fumble, holding, offsides, etc.), as well as things you can expect to see at a Super Bowl game (an upset coach, a celebrity sighting, pom poms, etc). I created the bingo squares to match the Starburst size perfectly, because candy markers are much more fun than paper ones, don’t you think? 😉
When a guest gets a bingo, they win a prize! My prizes for the first two bingo winners were the two football candy bouquets. I know that I’d want to win those!
I hope you got some great ideas for your Super Bowl party! Skittles is here to make Super Bowl 50 even sweeter, so why not create a fun sweets table for your guests for the big game?
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