How to throw the best Super Bowl party

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February 7th, 2022

Even if your team didn’t make the big game, chances are you’ll be tuning into the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13.

For those planning to host a party for the occasion, TwinSpires Sports has you covered on what to cook, how to decorate, and most importantly, how to bet on Super Bowl LVI, featuring the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Sun, February 13 2022, 11:30 PM

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How to bet on the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the most popular sports betting event each year in the United States. With more states across the country legalizing sports betting, the Super Bowl continues to break records for betting handle with each new season.

Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly brought in more than $430 million in wagers. The year prior, Super Bowl LIV between the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers generated more than $280 million in handle from legal betting states.

It’s common to bet the moneyline (or outright winner), the point spread, or Over/Under during an NFL game, but during the Super Bowl there are numerous opportunities to earn money on pregame, postgame, and in-game proposition bets, too.

At TwinSpires, you can find a multitude of lines on props, such as first-half spread, number of passing touchdowns by Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp's receiving yards, first touchdown scorer, and more.

Bet on the Super Bowl MVP winner

Another excellent bet to make is on the Super Bowl MVP winner.

Bet on the halftime show, coin toss, and more

The Super Bowl is about much more than the game. Country music artist Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem, and Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are among the artists who will take the stage during the halftime show.

Props are available on the length of the national anthem, the result of the coin toss, the first song at halftime, or color of the winning coach’s Gatorade shower.

Whether you place $1 or a substantial sum on a Super Bowl bet, it can enhance the excitement surrounding the game when a little more is on the line. If your team fell short of making the NFL championship game — or if you’re a casual football fan — and you’re struggling to pick a side to pull for, do some research and choose an angle, then throw in a little cash for fun so you have something to cheer for!

Also, be sure to check out TwinSpires Sports' Super Odds on the day of the Super Bowl for excellent promotions to boost your winnings.

What to serve at your Super Bowl party

Super Bowl Sunday is a time to feast on the most decadent of football fare, including chicken wings, meat lover’s pizza, and loaded nachos.

An estimated 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed during the Super Bowl and is perfect for pairing with tortilla chips, raw veggies, or deviled eggs as a pregame appetizer.

You can go the standard route of Super Bowl food or jump fully into the theme of this year’s big game. To represent the Bengals, some Cincinnati-style chili makes for a fantastic main course during the cold month of February.

To support Los Angeles, whip together a taco or sushi bar, and serve up some tasty donuts as a snack.

Los Angeles is also the location of this year’s title game, so to double-down on the city theme, deck out the bar area with palm trees and a margarita station.

There are a variety of football party supplies online or in stores, and you can play it as generic or specific as you want for the Super Bowl.

Make sure to also load a cooler with beverages, like beer, soda, and water to stay hydrated, plus take-home Gatorade to work off your Super Bowl hangover by Monday morning.

A dessert table with brownies, helmet-shaped cookies, and team color-themed cupcakes will add a sweet treat and a boost of sugar to keep you wide awake for the final stretch of the game.

How to decorate for the Super Bowl

Planning a color scheme for your Super Bowl LVI party is a more unique task this year. The Bengals' primary color (orange) and the Rams' color (blue) are not your typical color pairing, but it's Super Bowl Sunday, so anything goes!

Purchase plasticware, plates, and cups in those shades, and visit your local party-supply store for items like football-shaped balloons, snack-stadium trays, and a plastic field goal centerpiece for the serving table.

How to plan for a house divided

If your space is large enough, you can easily eliminate the intense trash talk by setting up a second TV in another room for supporters of the opposing team — but what fun is that?

The Super Bowl is a time for gathering friends and family to celebrate the final game of the NFL season; discuss the hilarious, weird, and sometimes confusing Super Bowl commercials; and witness a show-stopping concert at halftime.

If you do need to separate a rowdy group, though, tape a Bengals banner on one side of the room to designate the area for those fans to sit, and place a Rams banner on the opposite end to keep the LA crowd at bay.

However you choose to do it, the Super Bowl is all about embracing football, pop culture, and excellent food on the second Sunday in February. And if you’re lucky, you might see your team hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night.