super bowl festivities.

allow me to set the scene ..

I’ve spent a good chunk of the day cleaning my place. the other part pretty much just throwing ingredients into crock pots + bowls. the puppy bowl is on, and I’m trying my darnedest not to get too distracted by the television. there is a party to execute. my goal is to have an abundance of scrumptious food + beverages for my guests, without spending too much time in the kitchen + too much money out of my wallet. the finished product ..

• beer + wine are party staples. you can’t beat trader joe’s for wine; get a red + a white. when it comes to the beer I serve during the super bowl, it’s budweiser products. purely because they have the best commercials. seriously.

• for the signature cocktail, set up a whiskey moscow mule station. your guests can help themselves and you maximize your time spent enjoying the party.

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

• appetizers can be tricky, but don’t let them stump you. stick to the classics. it is a football party after all.

10 reasons to host a super bowl party c/o LLinaBC.com

• for the main course, a sloppy joe bar. it can be hard to cook for a group of people. because chances are their taste buds vary. pick a comfort food staple + offer topping options. let your guests build their own sandwich.

sloppy joe bar c/o LLinaBC.com

• odds are you will have a few guests that aren’t the biggest football fans, I believe they can be persuaded. offer them a super bowl inspired bingo game board and a bowl of these candy bingo markers ..and you’ve got yourself a fan. need a prize for the winner? how about a 6-pack of a local brew or a whiskey moscow mule kit?

super bowl bingo c/o LLinaBC.com

now you have the formula for an easily executed super bowl party.

let’s just hope the NFL + the patriots get the deflated ball situation figured out. I’d hate for that to put a damper on my festivities. tom brady must play. if he doesn’t, what will I look at? joke.

and for those of you in denial, february 1st is only a bit over 1 week away.

whiskey moscow mules.

after quite the exciting football sunday, we now know who will play in super bowl 49. in just two short weeks.

the new england patriots vs the seattle seahawks.

although I have no significant attachment to either team, I do to the super bowl. it’s a holiday, on my calendar. and holidays must be planned properly + executed flawlessly well. so, this week I will be sharing with you how I plan for the big game. all you need to satisfy football + commercial fans alike. let’s get started ..

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

I am an advocate for signature cocktails at parties. [in addition to the staples, beer + wine]. it’s another fun way to help tie into your theme. when I think super bowl, I think beer. but that just would not do. a traditional moscow mule is quite refreshing and makes you think of summer. since I’m in the midwest, in january ..I didn’t think that was appropriate. by switching out the vodka for whiskey, you’ve hit the nail on the head. my dad always says on very cold days, typically when outside tailgating whiskey warms you up from the inside out.

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

I may be the host, but I want to watch + enjoy the game too. so, I set out everything my guests will need to make their own whiskey moscow mules. including the recipe. they can help themselves + I can keep my rear on the couch. or by all of the scrumptious dips. my weakness.

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

whiskey moscow mules // 3 simple ingredients to a delicious cocktail. a great way to update your traditional moscow mules for the winter months. also a fun signature cocktail when hosting a party, maybe the super bowl? c/o LLinaBC.com

more tips + recipes for hosting a super bowl party to come this week. stay tuned ..