Super Bowl parties typically have activities, decor and food that focus on football and other aspects of the Super Bowl, including the commercials broadcast during the game, according to Celebrations. Activities can include betting activities or alternative entertainment for a lackluster halftime show, including karaoke and playing active games such as Nintendo Wii Sports during breaks in the Super Bowl game. Decor and food are often a bigger focus for the game, with menu suggestions particularly focusing on traditional bar or party food that is either smaller than normal or football themed.
Offering mini foods, such as sliders instead of full hamburgers and pigs in a blanket with cocktail sausages instead of hot dogs, is a popular option for Super Bowl party menus, as reported by Celebrations. Desserts are often themed to the game, such brownies cut with an oblong cookie cutter and detailed with white icing laces to resemble a football, or cupcakes decorated in the colors of the teams competing in the game.
Decorations can also be part of the party, with items such as bunting that resembles the striping on a football field or football-shaped pinatas adding flair to the occasion. Invitations can also carry a football theme, either using vintage football photos or printed templates resembling a distinctive green football field with white striping.