If you are looking for Super Bowl party alternatives, that is to say something to do instead of watching the Super Bowl or going to a Super Bowl party, this is a post especially for you.
I have no quibble with spectator sports, and I have hosted and attended my share of Super Bowl parties; it’s just I’d really rather watch paint dry. Ask me about fashion, beauty, good recipes, or home decor and we can happily converse. Ask me about anything sports related and you will draw a blank. I just don’t have the sport gene.
I’ll never forget the first Super Bowl party I attended, great food, lots of excitement, and suddenly the women were told to “shut up”. The men were glued to the television, as the the players moved inches in one direction then the other. I don’t remember the outcome, just how completely bored I was once the game started.
Which brings me to today, and the surprise that not only are the Bucs (our local team) playing in the Super Bowl this year, but the game itself is being hosted here in Tampa. And, for die hard fans, you can even watch in person as there is limited seating at the field. Please don’t invite me if you’ve got tickets, watching the game in person is even worse than going to a party at someone’s house.
If you are a sports lover, you are probably wondering what kind of a rock I am living under, but here at the Casa, you won’t find football shaped chip and dip sets, anyone wearing an oversized jersey or or male persons with faces or stomaches painted, nor will you find cold chicken wings and thin blue cheese dressing, powdered soup mixed with sour cream or cheese cubes and celery in plastic containers here. Not that those things are bad, mind you, it’s just not what we do here.
So what do people who don’t watch the Super Bowl do on “Super Bowl Sunday?” All kinds of fun things! I thought I’d share a few ideas for Super Bowl party alternatives, so if you are sitting this one out and would like some ideas to make your day special, this is for you.
First, when thinking about Super Bowl party alternatives, there are a couple of things to avoid, your friend’s Super Bowl parties of course, and anywhere people gather to watch sports—such as sports bars.
Now that we have that out of the way, let your imagination go wild! Game Day is a great time to go places that would ordinarily be crowded such as bowling alleys, movie theaters, Disney, and most restaurants. I love avoiding crowds, and Super Bowl Sunday is a perfect day it!
- At home, serve tea using your best silver, china and crystal while binging on Downton Abby or Bridgerton.
- How about cooking along with your favorite cooking show, or a chef on Master Class?
- An outdoor picnic. Go for a hike, snowshoe, or cross country skiing. Take along some hot chocolate, a warm stew or your favorite sandwiches
- Play your favorite board, trivia or card game, serve some snacks and you have a memorable party.
- Pamper yourself and friends with an at-home spa day.
- Take the day completely off, find a quiet spot and read, draw, take photographs or just stare out the window. How often do we just do nothing? It’s really quite therapeutic, actually!
I know I’m not the only one on the planet who is not a fan of spectator sports, and you might even have some additional great ideas for parties and activities for the non-sporty set so be sure to leave your suggestions below and have a wonderful Super Bowl Party Alternative!