Farewell to Football

Be not sad football fans… it’s just for the season!  As with every year, there were lots of highs and lows… resounding victories and near-misses… superstars and super flops.  We cheered and we jeered.  In the end, whether our favorite team made the Super Bowl seemed to somehow matter less than the way in which we celebrated the season.

2013 Super Bowl Party

We joined in the celebration, though without our beloved Patriots in the final showdown.  We hosted one of the gadzillions of Super Bowl parties throughout the nation, and we all had a blast… even with the Superdome’s 30-minute super power outage.

Setting the stage, we decorated to salute both teams, as well as host city New Orleans.  Upon each guest’s arrival, they donned Bourbon Street beads reflecting their chosen team’s colors.  And sure, the plates, napkins, and tablecloths also represented the Superdome and the contenders.

02-03-2013-Cheese Tray at Super Bowl Party

Key to a great party proved to be keeping it super simple.  Everyone brought something to share.  Appetizers led the way, followed by a hot buffet at halftime.  No one left hungry, as we feasted on sausage and meatballs, shrimp, pulled pork, Buffalo wings, salads, dips, deviled eggs, and even colorfully sporty cupcakes topped with gag Super Bowl rings.  Nice!

Oh, yeah… there were prizes for closest score and betting on the “squares.”  The big winner?  Super Simple FUN!  See you next year!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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