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Super Bowl Party Planning Printables

Fire up the printer or head to Kinko's! Over at Hostess with the Mostess, they have several tools to print out for a well-themed Super Bowl party.  Hostess with the Mostess is a blog of all things tasteful for entertaining. Go there for any kind of party ideas.  And check out the team-colored it!

From HWTM...
Treat your guests to festive homemade stadium snacks served up in these fun DIY serving containers custom designed by Jen St. Clair from Little Sprout Creations Jen is generously offering FREE downloads for all the football party printables seen here, as well as recipes forTeam Spirit Popcorn and Homemade Hot Pretzels. These printables would also be great for football themed birthday parties or super cute sports team snacks.  Scroll down for download links & details… ***** FOOTBALL

Choose Your Chili and Have a Mojito Jell-O Shot

Chili used to basically be a conglomeration of tomatoes, red beans and ground beef.  It's a great thing that we can have chili in a lot more creative, interesting ways.  Food and Wine helps us with our Super Bowl planning by giving us their own collection of chef's chili recipes.
You can find the chili here:

                                     Or perhaps Cheddar-and-Onion Smashed Burgers?

Pizza with Charred Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto?

 Could you please pass me a Mojito Jell-o Shot with White Rum and Fresh Mint?

Would you like some ranch dressing with your cupcake?

Looking for something fun and creative for your Super Bowl?  You might flinch when you hear the terms, Beer Cheese Cupcakes with Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Frosting and Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes, but these are no joke.  Think of these cupcakes not as something sweet, but as gooey loveliness to add to your gameday appetizer table.  

Cupcake Project is a blog all about cakes in a cup and is the source for these savory cupcake recipes.

Stef at the Cupcake Project combines brown sugar, cheddar, beer and sour cream for the base.  The frosting is sweet with the yum of cheddar and bacon combined.  
Beer Cheese Super Bowl Cupcake Recipe
Yield: About 18 cupcakes 
1 cup beer (I used Bud Select. I'm not usually a Bud gal, but they do sponsor the Super Bowl, so I had to go there.)1 stick, plus 1 tb, unsalted butter1 cup grated cheddar (I'd go for the good stuff here. Get something nice and sharp, not the cheap stuff that comes shredded in a bag.)2 cups dark brown sugar3/4 cup sour cream2 eggs1 …

Celebrating Houndstooth

It's been a whole week since Alabama secured their 14th national championship and Gameday Style would like to honor the Crimson Tide with some houndstooth adoration.  I love the fact that an entire fan base has embraced a classic fabric pattern from a hat and practically turned it into one of their school colors!  The beloved Bear Bryant's famous houndstooth Trilby (some say Fedora, but technically it's a Trilby) hat...

Find a houndstooth huggy, Toms and rain boots at
Houndstooth flip-flops and jewels at
Houndstooth wrapping paper, cooler carts, makeup bags, napkins and earmuffs at
Houndstooth has always been popular with Bama gals, but the fashion world took notice that it was a trend in the fall of 2009...right before Alabama won their 13th national championship.  The houndstooth look is still around in high fashion and maybe it's a good luck charm for the Tide.  This look is from Erdem on


Happy Gameday!

The Denver Broncos are playing this weekend and today's gameday vintage photo is a Broncos cheerleader circa 1960s.   Go over to for the fantastic gallery of "Cheerleaders of the 1960s"....a group of classic looking ladies (and a G.W. Bush mixed in there too).

Tackle this Pepperoni Roll

Now that we can fully concentrate on the NFL season and we are enjoying the playoffs, it's time to get serious again about lots of gameday food.   Today I want to feature a Pepperoni Roll.  I found this through Twitter from Grilling 24x7.  Grilling 24x7 is a website dedicated to, well....grilling.  He gets this recipe from the book,  John Madden Ultimate Tailgating and even gives us instructions on re-heating the roll on the grill at the tailgate so it is piping hot at the games.  I love that for those fellas that have their grill at the stadium.  Since I'm a grill-free girl at my tailgates, this would suit my Gameday Style for after the game with my crew at home or on a Sunday afternoon at home watching some games.  

Pillsbury Pizza Dough
1/4 lb genoa salami
1/4 lb sandwich pepperoni
1/4 lb sliced mozzarella cheese
1/4 lb sliced provolone cheese
Mild banana peppers
ground corn meal
Now head on over to Grilling 24x7 for the fantastic how-to photos.

Folks, It's Gameday!

Mix up some dips...
Learn some more about the game...
Put together a Bloody Mary bar...
Mix up some LSU or Alabama themed cocktails... (choose between the "Roll Tide" or the "Les is More")

Enjoy your gameday with some's been a fun college football season!

Happy Playoff Gameday!

Primer for the BCS National Championship