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Step 1: Buy Lots of Beer and Put it on Ice ASAP
source: WikiMedia under Creative CommonsDon’t wait until game day to buy the beer. Shop at least a couple of days beforehand to be safe, and pick up a variety of beers so everyone will be happy. Pick up lots and lots of ice too. On game day, put the beer in a cooler, with the ice on top. (If you don’t have a cooler, the fridge is fine—but the beer won’t be as cold.)
Step 2: Make Some Chili
source: Martha StewartOn Super Bowl morning—or better yet, the night before—make a big batch of chili. Serve it with mix-ins like chopped avocado, cilantro and red onion.
Step 3: Address the Snack Situation
While the chili is on the stove, start making snacks. You need two kinds of finger foods that people can shovel into their mouths with while watching the game. One should be salty, the other sweet. Both of these recipes are simple.
source: Shirley Fan
source: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Step 4: Make Some Spicy Wings
source: Damn DeliciousAfter you’re done with the snacks, it’s time to attack the wings. Everyone will love these spicy-sweet Baked Honey Sriracha Wings.
Step 5: Whip Up Some Dip
source: PlatedWhile the wings are in the oven, get your dip on. This Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip is always a crowd favorite, and it should take you less than 20 minutes to make. Serve the dip with chips, toasted baguette or veggies.
Step 6: Don't Forget the Nachos
source: Tide & Thyme
Wait until your guests start showing up before you make the nachos-- because no one wants cold cheese and soggy chips. This recipe calls for just cheese, beans, tortilla chips and store-bought salsa, so you can throw it together even while you’re opening the door and passing out beers.
Bonus: Make Football-Themed Cookies
source: Chelsea’s Messy ApronIf you have time the day before, make some football-themed cookies. These are so darned cute, but no—they’re not an essential part of a successful football party.