Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rabidos and Rabidon'ts for Super Bowl Entertaining

With the Super Bowl only a little more than a week away I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my Rabidos and Rabidon'ts for throwing your own Super Bowl Party.  I even have a few fun recipes to share!

Of course, one of my top Rabidos for any party is "Keep it simple".  You do not have to go crazy with decorating or food to have a great party.  There are a few simple props that I have used in the past that are easy to create and inexpensive.  For example, as a really fun table cover take a piece of astroturf that you can easily find at your local home improvement store and create a football field table cover.  All you need is white paint, a paint brush, a ruler and painters tape.

I created a 2 inch border using the painters tape around the perimeter of the carpet, then added lines equally spaced within the border and voila, we have a great table cover.  And, my favorite part is that you can clean it by just hosing it down after the party!

Of course, this is just the base for a great table display full of food drink and fun.  There are other simple touches I like to add to complete the look.  For example, take a look at these fun and easy napkin treatments I created.

I found a template of a football field on line, printed it out and cut it into 2 inch strips, then I used a glue stick to hold the ends together creating fun napkin rings I used for the party it could not have been easier.

The finishing touch are the goal posts I created with simple plastic PVC pipe.  You can find the PVC at your local hardware store along with the "T" and "elbow" joints to make this really simple goal post.  Your table will be a real hit at your Super Bowl party.  And, it met the criteria for another of my top Rabidos;  Don't break the bank!

Now that the table is set it's time to prepare the cocktails.  As you all know, not having enough liquor is a big Rabidon't.  However, to keep things easy my Rabido is to have a signature cocktail premixed so you do not have to spend a lot of time tending bar.  Since the teams for Super Bowl 2014 are from Denver and Seattle, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of cocktails that are native to these cities.  Check out the recipes I found for the "Colorado Bulldog" and "Cafe Seattle" to see if they can be a hit at your own party.

Colorado Bulldog

- 1 ounce Vodka
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- Equal parts milk and cola

Fill a regular size tumbler with ice.  Add in the Vodka and Kahlua the fill the glass with equal parts of milk and cola.  Stir and enjoy!

Cafe Seattle

- 3/4 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- 3/4 ounce Vodka
- 1 ounce chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- Coffee

In a large coffee mug combine the Irish Cream, Vodka and chocolate syrup.  Fill the mug with coffee and stir.  Top with whipped cream.  

I really think the Cafe Seattle would be a great way to warm up in this cold weather.  

I hope find these ideas helpful for the big game day.  Enjoy, keep warm and Rabido have a great Super Bowl Sunday.


1 comment:

  1. Fun table setting and the Cafe Seattle sounds delicious...and not just because I am from here:)