The Best Super Bowl Party Ideas 2014

  @christopherzarac.zara@ibtimes.com on January 31 2014 6:12 PM

SBParty Don’t kick yourself for dropping the ball. IBTimes has culled together some last-minute party ideas for Super Bowl XLVIII.  Reuters

It’s less than 48 hours before the Seattle Seahawks face off against (and probably beat) the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII. But just because you’ve been procrastinating for the last week and a half by reading news stories about ad rates, cheerleader pay and the underground economy, doesn’t mean your Super Bowl party needs to be a washout. There’s still time to come up with great concepts for when you’re watching the big game.

IBTimes has culled together some of the best Super Bowl party ideas on the Web. So whether you’re rooting for Seattle or Denver -- or you’re just happy that the winning city will have legal weed -- you’ll find what you’re looking for if you follow the links below.

Roanoke Times: Tasty Seattle And Denver Flavors

You probably know that Seattle is home to Pike Place Market and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), but did you know that Denver is home to the headquarters of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)? Now that you do, can you imagine the culinary possibilities? The folks at the Roanoke Times can -- they’re paying homage to the two cities with a multitude of ideas for your Super Bowl party, from a recipe for baked Denver omelets to tasty vino from Washington State wine country. And, of course, Seattle is a huge fishing town, so there will be smoked salmon dip. Full Party.

Pinterest: Party Ideas Pinned

Somehow Pinterest has emerged over the last few years as the social network of choice for party-planning curators. Its focus on visual gratification lends itself to the annual tradition of scoping out last-minute party ideas in hurry. Why read when you can scan pictures? Pinterest user Shannon Selzler, a Seahawks fan, has cobbled together a board-full of creative, albeit bacon-heavy, ideas for your Game Day soiree. Start with the homemade pizza rolls, wash them down with the green-and-blue Jell-O shots, and try the NFL-themed cupcakes for dessert. Full Party.

Party Games For The Commercial Enthusiast

The party-planning website Creations.com knows the real reason we watch American football. It’s the commercials, stupid. With names like “Commercial Bingo” and “Potato Chips on the Nose,” these Super Bowl commercial-themed games are pretty much self-explanatory. So if your favorite thing about watching a bunch of millionaires throw a ball around is when they break for sponsors, stop by and check these out. Full Game.

Food Network: Big Game Bash

Courtesy of the Food Network comes more recipes for snacks, dips, desserts and numerous things in blankets. By the way, if you’re wondering why the Food Network folks are calling this the “Big Game Bash,” revisit this story about the NFL’s heavy-handed efforts to protect its Super Bowl trademark. Unless they pay hefty licensing fees, unaffiliated events like this one are not allowed to refer to the big game by name. Of course, we can -- freedom of the press, and all. Full Party.

NFL Super Bowl XLVIII takes place on Sunday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox. Broadcasted life from the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

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