A Superbowl Party

A big congratulations to Green Bay, winners of Superbowl XLV!  Although I’m not a huge sports fan, I still get emotional at the end of the game when the big winner is announced and I see the joy and pride on the faces of the players and fans.  Then I feel so bad for the losing team!  image We hosted a small gathering at our house, for our friends and their little ones.  We had about 15 adults and a small playground living room full of kids, most of which were around age 2.    Needless to say, we enjoyed image and image The menu consisted of typical game day fare: a variety of chips, dips, spinach and artichoke dip, and chili cheese hot dogs.  The table cloth is a discount fabric cut to fit the table. image No Texas football party is complete without 7-layer dip (refried beans, avocado, sour cream, green onion, olives, tomatoes, cheese) {thanks Stace!}  image image image  via Simply Recipes And of course, something sweet to top it all off!  Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies are the best! image Being busy with James and the party, I missed most of the commercials.  Many of the adults with children left about halftime, so I got to see the awesome performance by the Black Eyed Peas and Usher.  Did you like it? image

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  1. February 7, 2011 / 6:21 am

    great party! I loved the half-time show . . . my 2yr old was mesmerized and danced the whole time!

  2. February 7, 2011 / 8:03 am

    Looks like you had a great time!!! The food looks amazing!!! Yum!!! Were no sports fans but like to watch the commercials afterwards 🙂 Girl, you have amazing photo skills!!! Happy Monday and enjoy your week!


  3. February 7, 2011 / 9:52 am

    Looks like you had yourselves a good time!

  4. emily
    February 7, 2011 / 5:07 am

    Sounds like a fun time! All of the food looks tasty! I have been craving some 7-layer dip!

  5. Kendra @ House of Ficek
    February 7, 2011 / 5:26 am

    See I knew we should have gone with the seven layer dip! I thought the sound was really off during the black eye peas show, but I loved the people a lit up!

  6. Courtney
    February 7, 2011 / 5:43 am

    Love the little football helmets on your brownie display, too cute! 🙂

  7. Green Door Girl
    February 7, 2011 / 5:50 am

    fun – love the 7 layer dip, my gaucamole went bad… so my dip was less than 7, but we still had it! LOL The chili cheese dogs look delish and I loved the BEP performance (but agree with Kendra the sound was awful), I so want to go to a concert now! Is it bad that my 3 and 6 year old knew most of the words to the songs??? 🙂

  8. February 7, 2011 / 11:52 am

    Looks like you guys had a great time! Yummy food!! Loved the half-time show, but also agree the sound was awful.

  9. February 7, 2011 / 12:22 pm

    Looks like you all had a blast! The chili dogs looked great. We did watch halftime. I usually like Fergie, but she sounded waaay off…maybe b/c of all the running around??

  10. Ashley @ The Hillside Home
    February 7, 2011 / 6:25 am

    I love me some 7 layer dip. I love BEP's music, but I think Fergie is awful. :/

  11. February 7, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Looks like a great party. Our local grocery store was completely out of almost all cheese yesterday afternoon by 3pm. Wonder why?

  12. Lauren
    February 7, 2011 / 7:27 am

    That's the most attractive chili cheese dog I've ever seen!
    And I second your comment about the Ghiradelli's… the BEST!

  13. February 7, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    Your food looks very temptingly delicious! Looks like a great party!

  14. February 7, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    Sounds like a fun party! We had just a couple people over but also had dips and chilli. Your spread looked great!

  15. February 7, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    The best commercial if you want to look it up is the Volkswagen Darth Vader kid commercial. I have it up on my blog if your interested!! I love your decorations!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

  16. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    February 7, 2011 / 10:36 am

    Yummy i love the coloured poms!
    Rachie xo

  17. February 7, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    So funny I was watching it with some guys and said the same thing, I always feel bad for the losing team!!!!
    Looks like a great party!

  18. -Kasey
    February 7, 2011 / 11:15 am

    Oh that food looks delicious! I know it's only 5:15 in the morning but my mouth is watering ha!

  19. February 7, 2011 / 5:29 pm

    We didn't watch any of it. We're not football fans + we don't have cable. I'll probably watch the *best* commercials on YouTube today.

    I heard the Black Eyed Peas stunk!? Too bad… I like them.

  20. Natalie
    February 7, 2011 / 11:46 am

    Your food looks awesome. Wishing we had chili dogs too. I enjoyed the half-time show. Always do because I am so bored by the football game, I am happy for any real entertainment by half time!

  21. Kara Schmahl
    February 7, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    Your spread looks delish! Hope you had a wonderful superbowl Sunday!

  22. JC's Loft
    February 7, 2011 / 12:57 pm

    I was out shopping the first half of the game, but made sure to be back by half time and I'm so glad I did! It was one of the best half times I have seen in a while!!

    Looks like you had a fun party, yummy food!


  23. the peach chablis
    February 7, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    It's not even 9AM and now I want a chili cheese dog! Everything looked so yummy!

  24. Elizabeth {Pretty Smitten}
    February 7, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    Sounds like a fun time!! We had a similar spread…although I also had an unhappy husband… he's a Steelers fan!

  25. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    February 7, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    Holy Cuteness! Ya'll did it right! And now I'm craving chili dogs and brownies.

  26. Katie
    February 7, 2011 / 4:24 pm

    Your display is just perfect! Love it!

    I'm a lifetime football AND Green Bay Packers fan, so even though I was snowed in and didn't really have any good food, it was one of my best nights in recent memory! GO PACK GO!!!

    I was actually really disappointed with all of the Super Bowl's musical acts (Lea couldn't find her pitch, Christina forgot the words to the National Anthem, and the Black Eyed Peas were in serious need of autotune) but it was still a great evening! I can't wait to host our own Super Bowl party next year (assuming they figure out all this labor stuff)!

  27. Ari- Audrey Onassis
    February 7, 2011 / 5:40 pm

    I don't watch sports, but I probably could have been bribed to with one of those brownies! Yum!

  28. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    February 7, 2011 / 5:59 pm

    AMAZING halftime show! Love all your photos! Making those pom poms for riley's tea party. . .were they hard???

  29. February 8, 2011 / 2:25 am

    Those brownies ARE the BEST! Sorry, but I thought the BEP were terrible. The audio was off, just kind of blah. I thought GLEE's halftime performance on their show was SO MUCH better.

  30. natasha {schue love}
    February 7, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    The chili cheese hotdogs looks SOOO amazing!!! Yum!

  31. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    February 7, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    I heard halftime was amazing! But not being a huge football fan, I was not actually watching! I know, totally un-american, right? (c: Looks like you all had a kickin' party! Here's to a relaxing week for ya…

  32. Isabella's Mommy....
    February 8, 2011 / 1:05 am

    Looks yummy & sounds like you had a blast. I missed most of the commercials too ;-(

  33. Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    February 8, 2011 / 1:46 am

    The commercials were a little lackluster this year, but still great. I wasn't able to tune in this year because of projects, but I did dvr it…

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  34. Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    February 8, 2011 / 1:46 am

    The commercials were a little lackluster this year, but still great. I wasn't able to tune in this year because of projects, but I did dvr it…

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  35. Lili
    February 8, 2011 / 2:11 am

    i would have loved to have crashed your party – im craving those chilidogs!!!! yummy!!!!

  36. A Delightful Design
    February 8, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    Looks like a blast!!

  37. Chic Coastal Living
    February 9, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    Yummy!! This post makes me hungry!

  38. Michelle @ Ten June
    February 10, 2011 / 3:37 am

    YUM! Chili cheese dogs and brownies. Invite me over next time! 🙂

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