5 Super Bowl Party Ideas

Super Bowl Hors d'oeuvres
Besides watching football, having the perfect menu is an important part of Super Bowl Sunday.

The rest of the world may go nuts over a sport they like to call "football" (known here in the U.S. as soccer), but Americans know which one is the real deal. It's so special to us, in fact, that we've given it its own holiday -- Super Bowl Sunday. On this exciting winter day, when the respective champion teams of the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference meet in a collision of helmets, shoulder pads, mouth guards and cleats, football faithfuls and casual viewers alike set aside time to eat special foods (wings), wear special clothes (jerseys) and gather with friends and family in an annual festivity.

The Super Bowl is so popular that it has garnered more viewers than any other televised event [source: NY Daily News]. So it's no surprise that many people plan parties around such a celebratory occasion. If you're like so many other Americans who intend to host a Super Bowl party, you might want some inspiration on how to make yours memorable. On the following pages, we'll give you tips on how to throw a standout Super Bowl party.