Throw a Super Bowl Party

The Bears didn’t make the Super Bowl this year. No need to boo-hoo (and tell your spouse to quit whining). Our team’s non-participation makes this the perfect year to throw a party.


No crying in the beer if the home team blows it. We’ve got no skin in the game, so we can relax and enjoy…the ads!

Here’s the scoop: It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, February 6 and kick off time is 5:30 pm (CST). We’ve pulled together some ideas for a kickin’ party:

Send invitations:

No need for the engraved paper version. Go online with one of these two less-well known sites: for an “R” rated invite (and homepage) if you’re going classy

Buy Super Bowl Paper Goods:

Card and Party Giant
1015 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025

Party City
Crossroads Shopping Center
227 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035


If you’re interested in take-out, click here for a Kick-off to a Great Party. But if you’re going for the traditional, chicken or vegetarian chili, check out the winner’s of Make It Better’s first-ever chili contest.


You can keep it simple by just using football-themed plates, etc. Oriental Trading Company has lots of cheap, fun Mardi Gras supplies (and you can reuse them for Fat Tuesday)

Fun and Games:

Set up a 10 x 10 Super Bowl pool:

For Guests More Interested in the Ads: Check out An Insider’s Guide to Super Bowl Commercials. And for the current list of ads, go to Spotbowl.