Friday, January 31, 2014

Entertaining Kids for the Super Bowl

Just like every other day of my life, Super Bowl Sunday will revolve around my kids. I like to make things fun for them and throw in an extra treat here-and-there to make fun days like this a little more special. Ryan is a huge Peyton Manning fan so he doesn't need anything other than the TV to keep him happy during the Super Bowl. But for Emily and all of the Patriots fans who will be there watching? Well, they might need a little something extra to keep them entertained.

First things first, the food. Here are a few things I'll be bringing to the party this weekend...

Taco Bites - I've mentioned these before on the blog and I'll probably always mention them as a Super Bowl treat because they're a hit! Ryan loves tacos so it's a fun way to make them with a twist. Totally simple too... wonton wrappers baked individually in a muffin tin for approx. 8 minutes or until they're crispy, filled with your favorite taco meat. I'm going traditional and filling with taco seasoned ground beef but you could go healthy and make this with ground turkey or even chicken. I'll top them with cheese and bake an extra minute or two to let the cheese melt. After that, everyone can choose from the toppings bar and add what they want... guac, salsa, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce... the options are endless!

Meatballs - what's a Super Bowl party without this favorite? Again, I'm going simple here and letting my Crock-Pot do the work for me all day. Meatballs and sauce and you're good to go.

Veggies & Dip - with so much food that tastes good but isn't necessarily good for you floating around on Super Bowl Sunday, it's always nice to have this healthy option available. You'll be very surprised to see that amid all of the tasty goodies spread around the table, the kids will keep going back to the veggies. Because I like to keep it easy, I'm filling my veggie tray with carrots, celery, and cucumbers this weekend along with homemade ranch dip.
And because I'm trying to stay healthy on a day where I could very easily slip off track, I'm going to be that girl and bring a separate treat that's for me and only me. I've been drooling ever since southerngirlgetsfit posted this skinny version of chicken nachos on Instagram the other day... I can't wait to try them!

So we've got the game, we've got the food, the only other important detail is the commercials! The kids don't really get into the commercials like the adults do unless you have this fun game for them to play! Super Bowl Commercials BINGO. Each kid gets a BINGO card with different commercials filled in the squares... the first kid to fill up their whole card wins a prize. You don't need to get all fancy with your prizes either, just have some fun with it. This is what the winner will be getting at our Super Bowl party...
Nothing fancy, just fun! And you know the suspense of what's in that shiny red bag will have them all dying to win as they fill in their squares!
You can download my version of 2014 Super Bowl Commercials BINGO here.

Enjoy your Super Bowl festivities this weekend... I know we will as long as the Broncos win!
Venus Trapped in Mars

 
 

6 comments:

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

YES SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL BINGO.... you are the best mom ever. What a fun prize bag. Can I play and win the prize?

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Nicki said...

That sounds awesome!!! You are such a fun mom!
Have a great weekend girlie

Nicki said...

That sounds awesome!!! You are such a fun mom!
Have a great weekend girlie

Erica Ashley said...

I love the super bowl bingo!!! That is such a great idea! All of that food sounds delicious!

Erica Ashley said...

I love the super bowl bingo!!! That is such a great idea! All of that food sounds delicious!

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