Thursday, January 27, 2011

FROM FANTASY TO FÊTE: SUPER BOWL!

Are y'all ready for some football? Camille Styles here, and though I can't claim to tell a fumble from a field goal, I do know the Super Bowl is the perfect excuse to throw a laid-back party and indulge in some seriously naughty snacks...
Super Bowl Party Ideas-Inspiration Board-Camille Styles-coco+kelley
Our inspiration board proves that sporty needn't equal sloppy. An astroturf runner is a clean backdrop to an array of crowd-pleasing appetizers; terracotta pots with tiny footballs and colorful flags make centerpieces that ooze team spirit.
Superbowl Party Decor-Camille Styles-500
Start the party an hour before kickoff to give guests time to mingle and settle in with an ice cold beer. Set up the buffet on a kitchen island to keep things simple, and score big with chili fans by setting out a steaming pot of this Chicken & White Bean version.
Super Bowl Party Recipes-Beer-Nuts-Camille Styles
Eschew the specialty cocktail in favor of a selection of microbrews. Trust me: the guys will thank you. These monogrammed beer mugs add a dash of style, especially when chilled in the freezer before guests arrive.
Super Bowl Party Decor-2-Camille Styles
Fill galvanized trays with flats of wheatgrass for an on-theme and inexpensive decor element. With mini football figurines and goalposts, they become little playing fields right on the tabletop.
Football Super Bowl Cupcakes-Camille Styles
These football cupcakes equal total dessert victory: they'll satisfy sugar cravings and provide visual interest for the buffet. Get the full instructions here, along with our other party recipes for Mango & Avocado Salsa, Chicken & White Bean Chili, & Jicama-Citrus Slaw. Score!

*images: {row 1} beer poster, donuts {row 2} real simple party {row 3} epicurious party, chicken wings {row 4} grasshopper cake, taquitos. instyle parties!, pottery barn, bakerella.