Healthier Super Bowl snacks — Are you ready for some football?

It is Super Bowl weekend.  Here are four healthy options for your game time snacking!

Healthier Super Bowl Party Snacks

I just made a trip to the grocery store for dinner tonight, and couldn’t believe the displays of potato chips and soda pop beckoning soon-to-be Sunday Super Bowl watchers. Are you looking for something with a little more flair for the big game? Want some healthier Super Bowl snacking ideas that will keep the gang satisfied? Here are three great recipes that are sure to score this Sunday!

Here are some Healthier Super Bowl Snacks

 

 

buffalo cauliflower recipeBuffalo Cauliflower

We’d love to hear from you, and share with our readers, some of your healthy Super Bowl snack recipes for the big game! Please feel free to comment below and share your favorite recipes for game day.

football party ideasWant some more great game day party ideas? Be sure to take a look at our Football Party page!




Winter Bonfire Party

host a winter bonfire party

Looking for a hot time?  Build your next winter party around a bonfire. Whether you are planning a cozy night for two or inviting the neighborhood, here are some ideas for a blazing good time!

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Party Plans

  • Pick a spot for your party.  It could be your own backyard, a local park, or a nearby beach.  Check to see if you need to reserve a site.  Review local ordinances for outdoor fire regulations.  Make sure your bonfire area is free of debris and other hazards like dry brush and electrical sources.
  • Check the weather forecast.  A night with wind and rain will dampen the mood!
  • Set the date.

Invitations

Whether you phone your friends or send invitations make sure you tell them these important details:

  • Dress warmly
  • Bring a blanket and a camp chair
  • Suggest or assign items to bring  to share like marshmallow roasters, s’more supplies, food or beverages.

Food Ideas

  • Make a soup, stew or chili and reheat in a Dutch oven over the fire embers.
  • Pre-cook baked potatoes in your oven.  Wrap in tin foil and heat over the fire. Prepare fixings for a baked potato bar.
  • Have an old fashioned hot dog roast.
  • S’mores—need we say more.

Beverages

 




Fireside Play List

(compiled by Real Simple Magazine)

Light My Fire, The Doors

Burn Away, The Foo Fighters
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Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash

She’s on Fire, Train

On Fire, Van Halen

Burning Down the House, Talking Heads

Eternal Flame, The Bangles

I’m on Fire, Bruce Springsteen

The Roof is on Fire, Bloodhound Gang

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Buffalo Cauliflower for the Super Bowl

buffalo cauliflower recipe

It’s almost time for Super Bowl Sunday! Yay! Being a gal living in Portland, Oregon, I have to say that I am totally rooting for the Seahawks this year (sorry Patriots fans).

Sunday, February 1st is Super Bowl Sunday, and the big game airs at 3:30 pm Pacific time (6:30 Eastern time).

If you are looking for a healthy, yet yummy snacking option while watching the game, why not try this recipe for roasted  buffalo cauliflower.

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Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower (double or triple recipe if you are hosting a big group)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Buffalo hot sauce
  • Blue cheese dip (buy or make your own by combining 3/4 cup of lowfat sour cream with 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese)

Directions:

  • Cut cauliflower into bite-sized chunksoven roasted buffalo cauliflower
  • Whisk together flour, water, and 1 Tbsp buffalo sauce
  • Add cauliflower and toss to coat
  • Roast in oven at 425 degrees until deep golden brown (takes about 15 or so minutes)
  • Toss with more hot sauce and roast for an additional 10 minutes
  • Serve with blue cheese dip, celery and carrots

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Want some great supplies and tableware for your Super Bowl party? Here are some items  that we really like:

Football Lanterns
Football Lanterns
Football Plastic Table Cover
Football Table Cover
NFL Drive Deluxe Party Pack For 8
NFL Party Supplies
Football Props
Football Party Props

 

Football Party IdeasLooking for even more great Super Bowl party ideas? Be sure to check out the football party page on our website, visit our blog, or follow us on Pinterest!

Follow Creative Party Themes’s board Football party ideas on Pinterest.

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party and looking for some fun New Year’s Eve games and activities to keep everyone going until the clock strikes twelve? Here are a few of our favorites!





Name Your Resolutions Game — Have everyone write down three resolutions (or just one if you have a large group). Place them all in a hat. Take turns reading them aloud and trying to guess whose resolution is whose. If you want, give a prize to the person who guesses correctly the most often.

Time Capsule — Ask your guests to each bring one thing that is symbolic of the year for a time capsule. Display these on a table at your party for everyone to see. Save the time capsule to open at next year’s party!

Take Some Photos — Taking photographs at your party is a great ice breaker and can also provide some fun memories of the event to either send your guests or to keep in an album. Depending on your budget, you could rent a photo booth, hire a photographer, set up a photo backdrop area with a camera for guests to visit during the party, or place disposable cameras on the tables for people to use throughout the celebration.

A Year of Trivia — Go online and look up top headlines, top ten songs and movies, and other trivia from the past year. Have a contest to see who can identify the year’s highlights. Go to Time Magazine Top 10 of Everything for lots of top 10 2016 lists.

Music and Dancing — Music is an important part of any celebration, and since everyone is already dressed up, why not have some dancing! Consider hiring a DJ, or making a playlist prior to your party that you and your guests will enjoy. A themed playlist can be a hit as your guests try to figure out what ties the songs together. Here are some songs about time that can be the start of a great New Year’s Eve party playlist:

* Time is on My Side — The Rolling Stones
* Time in a Bottle — Jim Croce
* Too Much Time on my Hands — Styx
* Time — Hootie and the Blowfish
* Time (Clock of the Heart) — Boy George
* Time After Time — Cyndi Lauper
* Time Marches On – Tracy Lawrence
* The Time Warp — Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
* Tik Tok — Ke$sha
* Another Auld Lang Syne — Dan Fogelberg
* New Year’s Day — U2

Sing Another Auld Lang Syne — If your group is musical, why not have everybody join in singing the traditional Auld Lang Syne? Here are the Auld Lang Syne lyrics:

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give us a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

Watch the Times Square Ball Drop — One of the most traditional New Years Eve party ideas is to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Set up a television somewhere in your party area tuned in to the broadcast of this annual event. Be sure to have everyone say the countdown together!

New Years Eve Party Ideas for the Stroke of Midnight!

* Have a champagne toast
* Have a balloon drop
* Whoop it up with New Year’s Eve noisemakers
* Give someone a kiss
* Sing Auld Lang Syne
* Hand our party sparklers