This one goes out to the puppy lovers. Its a Super Bowl celebration that’s guy, girl and dog friendly with a low-key atmosphere and infused with touches of glam because every party deserves a golden banner moment, don’t you think? We whipped up crowd pleasing snack foods like spicy bacon caramel popcorn, football-shaped beer pretzels and a little something for the pups too. Have a look at our version of a Puppy Bowl watching party photographed by Ruth Eileen.
From our party stylist, Jess: While my husband is so excited for the Patriots to play in the Super Bowl he can hardly sleep, I’ve got my sights set on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. This year I wanted to create a shindig for our friends and their pups to enjoy!
I like my Super Bowl parties to be no-fuss, because it’s the dead of winter and really, it’s all about the food. I stuck with an easy, neutral color palette which meant I could throw a linen tablecloth on a folding table and use white serving dishes and baskets that are already around my house. Then I added DIY gold fringed letters spelling out “Puppy Bowl” and strands of small pennant flags for a simple yet sparkly backdrop.
You can’t have a party centered around the TV without some munchies, so I laid out a spread of finger-licking snacks like beer-candied bacon, peanuts, salted beer football pretzels, football-themed sugar cookies, and spicy caramel bacon popcorn in little football field sacks. I wanted to serve something a little more festive than just regular old beer, and this recipe for beer sangria fit the bill perfectly! For the four legged guests, I set out dishes of doggie beer, biscuits, and bones, along with a slew of football chew toys. Finally, I sent every guest home with a cute little bag of dog biscuits as a party favor!