Super Bowl Party 2024: A Step-By-Step Guide (2024)

Believe it or not — February is right around the corner, along with NFL's Super Bowl VIII! You know what that means? It's time to start planning a killer 2024 Super Bowl party.

If you've been waiting all year for the Super Bowl, it's time to plan your big celebration! Even if you don't have Super Bowl tickets, we guarantee that you can still have a blast! From setting up your space to food and drinks ideas to entertainment, we've prepared a step-by-step guide on how to plan a super fun Super Bowl party.


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Here's how to throw a stellar Super Bowl party on February 11, 2024:

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Send Invitations

Once you've figured out your guest list, it's time to send invitations! Now, don't be afraid of channelling some uber cheesy energy here — in fact, we encourage you to go over the top. This is the football game of all football games here! DIY football inspired paper invitations? Ridiculous football-themed e-cards? A flippin' singing telegram letting your pals know they're invited? Why! Not! Also include this 2023 NFL Playoff bracket for your guests to predict the winner.

Pro tip: Make sure to ask your guests to RSVP. Knowing an exact number can help you properly prepare.

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What time is Super Bowl LVIII kickoff?

Super Bowl LVII will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Pregame coverage will start at 2 pm ET and kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET.

How to watch Super Bowl LVIII

Super Bowl LVII will be broadcast on TV on CBS in 2024. Fans will also be able to stream the big game live on Paramount+ and little football fans can watch on Nickelodeon. For a virtual Super Bowl party, the Zoom host can stream and screen share the game or your guests may prefer to watch on their platform of choice and use the video calling app to chat and cheer together.

Party Snacks

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Along with the usual chips and dip, get a few football-inspired snacks onto the table too! Take a look at these football-shaped oreo treats, or this football rice crispy recipe for inspiration.

In terms of social distancing, you'll want to skip any big sharing platters and opt for individual servings instead. Making a few dishes and plating them ahead of time will help to avoid any unnecessary food handling and cross-contamination.

If you need help organizing and handling all the food, consider ordering from a local restaurant or caterer instead. Doing so will help manage individual servings, as well as support local businesses.

Party Drinks

If there's one thing you'll want to have plenty of on game day, it's beer. Easy-to-drink lagers seem to be the go-to for football watching, but feel free to stock up with an assortment. Don't forget to get some non-alcoholic beverages you can offer to guests who are underage, pregnant, or simply not drinking alcohol these days.

If you plan on doing co*cktails (like Bloody Marys, for example) — make sure you're not playing bartender the entire time. Consider prebatching and storing the mix in pitchers, or hire a bartender to make sure your drinks are handled professionally.


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Get your Super Bowl party space ready by hanging banners, streamers, and busting out the foam fingers! You can find awesome "Super Bowl Sunday" banners, decorative appetizer toppers, and other hilarious Super Bowl-themed decor on Etsy. If you don't already have a pair of pom-poms, try making your own with this DIY pom pom tutorial.


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Once your guests have RSVPed, make sure you have enough seating to accommodate everyone around the television. We recommend using whatever you have, even if that means bringing the patio furniture inside (or indoor furniture outside, if you're hosting in the backyard). If you're worried you won't have enough, consider renting a set or asking your guests to bring some portable, collapsable chairs!

Plan for Entertainment

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Even though the big game (ahem, and the Super Bowl halftime show) are the main source of entertainment, it's never a bad idea to plan for a little extra fun. If the weather behaves, games like Cornhole or Bocce Ball are great options for people to play before the game actually starts.

Consider even hiring some entertainment, like a caricaturist to draw portraits that your guests can take home. If kids will be present, a balloon twister, magician, or even a costumed character are great options too. Check! Them! Out!

Get Outside

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If the weather is temperate where you live in February, a great way to host your Super Bowl party is to have it outside. You can even watch the game outdoors if you have space and a projector. Check out our advice on how to host a party outdoors if you're interested in an in-depth guide.

Take Photos

Don't forget to commemorate the big day with lots of photos! Whether that means pulling out your phones for selfies, hiring a photographer to snap some shots of the whole event, or even renting out a photo booth — make sure you get some good ones.

Make it Virtual

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If you have football fan friends scattered across the country and abroad, you may want to throw your Super Bowl party on Zoom, Google Hangouts, or whichever online platform you prefer. This is also a great option if the COVID-19 situation in your area is not conducive to social gatherings. You can still watch the game, enjoy a few drinks, eat plenty of snacks, and have lots of fun with virtual entertainment (like a virtual caricaturist or magician). We have tons of tips on how to throw a virtual event — if you're interested, go and check them out!

Bonus: We've got 23 Super Bowl Zoom Backgrounds for 2024 for you and your guests to decorate digitally.

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Super Bowl Party 2024: A Step-By-Step Guide (2024)


How do you plan a Super Bowl party? ›

Stereotypical Super Bowl parties use tablecloths, paper plates, and temporary decor pieces with standard football stadium designs. They typically serve wings, burgers, and/or pizza. There's usually a lot of beer involved and plenty of shouting at the television.

How early should I start a Super Bowl party? ›

Starting the festivities too early is not only a good way to run out of food before halftime, it's also just begging your guests to drink too much too fast. suggests kicking off the celebration about 90 minutes before kick-off.

Who is going to the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show? ›

Usher. The Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show will be headlined by R&B legend Usher.

How do you host a small Super Bowl party? ›

If your guests are arriving early, you can play some games beforehand, getting everyone into the spirit of the day. You can also play games that last all evening long, like Super Bowl Bingo, or games involving rating every commercial you see. There are plenty of great ideas for Super Bowl games out there.

What two foods are commonly served at Super Bowl parties? ›

"But what are people ordering for their Super Bowl watch parties?" is a question you may ask yourself because you're looking to create a game day menu. The three most popular Super Bowl dishes people order are pizza, chicken wings, and chips with dips.

What is the #1 food consumed at Super Bowl parties? ›

#1- Wings. According to the National Chicken Council, 1.45 billion chicken wings are expected to be consumed for Super Bowl Sunday. They're an easy, shareable food item that comes in many different options, such as garlic parmesan, lemon pepper, cajun, and many many more.

What happens at a Super Bowl party? ›

The best part about hosting your own Super Bowl party is watching the game live and up-close in the comfort of your own living room while enjoying the three Fs: football, food, and friendly rivalry.

Should you bring something to a Super Bowl party? ›

Besides, if they're offering up their home to host you and other guests, the least you can do is bring something. Whether it be a bottle of champagne, a bag of chips and dip, your most famous appetizer, or plates and napkins, contribute something to the party and don't show up empty-handed.

What time is Super Bowl kickoff 2024? ›

What time is the Super Bowl 2024 kickoff? The game began at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) today.

Do people party on Super Bowl Sunday? ›

It is a traditional weekend when family and friends gather together for Super Bowl parties. This has been a tradition for people for many years. However, due to the Coronavirus many people have had to skip their traditional parties.

Is Taylor Swift performing at the Super Bowl 2024? ›

Swift isn't performing the Super Bowl halftime show in 2024 because she doesn't have the time to do so right now, a source told the Daily Mail. “Taylor is busy with her current tour," the source said.

Is Taylor Swift going to the Super Bowl? ›

Taylor Swift makes it to 2024 Super Bowl to cheer on Travis Kelce with guests Blake Lively, Ice Spice - CBS News.

How much money do people spend on Super Bowl parties? ›

A new survey says we're going to spend a lot of money on those parties this year. The new survey from RetailMeNot says the average amount being spent will come in at $189 this year, up from $125 last year. Most of the spending will, of course, be on food and drinks.


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