Super Bowl Party: Recipes and Crafts!

January 29, 2019


Super Bowl Party Ideas Recipes Crafts DIY

It’s that time again…biggest Sunday of the year! And no, I’m not referring to the football game ūüôā I’m talking about WHAT FOOD ARE WE GOING TO MAKE FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! To eat during the game so that we don’t miss the commercials, obvi.

Check out some of our favorite dips and snacks to make for any super bowl party – or even a kid friendly Football Birthday Party!

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe for Super Bowl Party ideas

Pigs In A Blanket

Pigs in a blanket are always a hit! This one is fun to make with your kids, too. Check out our recipe HERE, and bonus points for plating them in the shape of a football, with mustard “laces” on top!

Sausage Dip Jimmy Dean Super Bowl Party

Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip

Delicious with Fritos! This one is a huge hit every time I make it. Recipe HERE.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Super Bowl Party

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Fun take on the classic wing dip sauce flavor! Serve this with pitas, veggies, corn chips, crackers- really anything! See recipe HERE.

Football Brownies Recipe Super Bowl Party

Football Brownies

I feel like these are pretty much self explanatory! YUM. Find recipe HERE.

Football Mason Jar Craft DIY for Super Bowl Party

And make these adorable DIY Football Mason Jars with the kids, too! They can easily paint the whole jar, and you can dive into the details if you’d like. Check out the DIY HERE.


Football Mason Jar Craft DIY for Super Bowl Party


Football Mason Jar Craft DIY for Super Bowl Party

This craft is so cute, and so much fun to do with kids! Do you have as many mason jars and empty jelly jars laying around your house as I do? Just waiting to be used or filled? Or have you already Marie Kondo’d them out of your house!? Well, if you haven’t, grab them up and get ready to paint!

These are so cute for a football birthday themed party or even for your upcoming Super Bowl Party! You can fill the jars with utensils, straws, whatever you need to corral for the party on your table.

Football Mason Jar Craft

Mason Jars
Acrylic Paint (this paint sticks the best to the glass!)
paint brushes


1.) Paint outside of jar with paint – this step is great for your kids to do!

2.) Add details once initial coat is painted. See photo for inspiration! I’ve seen the referee jar with a whistle tied around the lid…so cute

Aaaaaaaaaaaand, HIKE! Happy painting, mama!

The VERY best Sausage Dip for Superbowl Party


Sausage Dip Jimmy Dean Super Bowl Party

This dip is all the things.  Delicious and seriously one of the easiest appetizers I make. It is a crowd pleaser, and you will be patting yourself on the back for bringing the party favorite.

Sausage Dip Recipe

One package of Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage
One 80z. package Cream Cheese
One can of Rotel
One bag of Fritos Scoops


  1. Cook the sausage until browned
  2. Add in the cream cheese and Rotel
  3. cook until warmed and combined
  4. Put in a small crockpot if you’d like to keep it warm throughout the party

Serve with Fritos and enjoy! Side note-This is a great Keto friendly appetizer if served with celery.

Sausage Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe


Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Super Bowl Party

This is a pinterest favorite and one of my favorite Keto friendly appetizers. Another easy recipe to whip up, bake in the oven for 20 mins and you are done. Perfect for a Super Bowl Party!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

2 cooked Chicken Breasts-shredded. You can also buy rotisserie chicken if you are in a rush.
1 package cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2  cup ranch dressing
1/2¬† cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
*Optional- Sliced Green Onions


Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and put into a greased 8×8 pan. Put in the oven and cook for 15-20 until dip is hot and a bit bubbly. Sprinkle sliced green onions on top if you’d like. Serve with pita chips, veggies, tortilla chips-really anything you’d like! You can easily double this recipe depending on how many you are serving. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Football Brownies Recipe for Super Bowl Party

January 23, 2019


Football Brownies Recipe Super Bowl Party

Friends. This is the easiest dessert to bring to a football party, hands down! Now sure, you could make your brownies from scratch and really put some extra effort into it……but why? ūüôā Go ahead and pick up a box of brownie mix- I used Pillsbury Milk Chocolate this time around. You will also need a small tube of white decorating icing with a fine tip, gel or regular frosting will work great.

Football Brownies JJ

Make the brownies according to the box, and ask a cute kid to help out.¬† If they have a cake like option, I personally think that makes it a little easier to create your “footballs”, but you can most certainly make them the regular way. Once brownies have cooled cut them into little football shapes (or use a cookie cutter-even easier!). Then take the white frosting and decorate them to look like the laces of the football. AND DONE. See I told you. Easiest recipe ever, and a festive addition to any football party! Disclaimer – I let my son help me with these, if you do them yourself I’m guessing you could make your lines just a weeee bit straighter – lol. We had fun together and that’s all that matters!

See here for more awesome Super Bowl Party Ideas and Recipes – including this adorable Pigs In A Blanket plate!

Football Brownies

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe for Super Bowl Party


Pigs In A Blanket Recipe for Super Bowl Party ideas

Who doesn’t love an old fashioned Pigs In A Blanket recipe!? I’m telling you, make these and they will be all gone. Every party needs a good pig in a blanket, especially a Super Bowl Party!

My 4 year old daughter loved making these with me! And she did a great job, too – these are a perfect food to get your kiddos involved in.

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

1 can of pillsbury crescent rolls
1 package of Lil’ Smokies

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll the crescent rolls and cut into smaller pieces. I match the number of “rolls” to the number of lil’ smokies I have. – one can of crescent rolls to one package of lil’ smokies. Roll up a lil’ smokie in the smaller pieces of dough. Place the piggies on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup, mustard, and whatever else your heart desires!

If you’re making these for a Super Bowl Party or a football party, plate the pigs in a blanket into a football shape and add “laces” with mustard on top!

Check out these delicious Football Brownies you can take to your Super Bowl Party with these piggies ūüôā And Click HERE for our full Super Bowl Party post of ideas and recipes!

Pigs In A blanket recipe for super bowl party

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

November 20, 2018


Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving Tables we have done. The idea started with the colors dusty turquoise and burnt orange. And it quickly spiraled in to this!

For this table top, we laid a runner of burlap down and layered a narrower runner of dusty turquoise on top. Both pieces of fabric we purchased at Hobby Lobby. Then the fun part begins – scavenging for candles, fruit, nuts, candle holders, leaves in burnt orange, rusty red, yellows.

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

We gathered leaves and branches from my parents’ yard that we placed in different vases and urns. As you can see, we used some antique brass and some turquoise sea glass for vessels.

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Apples made an appearance too! We filled bowls and scattered pretty apples all across the table. Then we included burnt orange candles and cream colored tapers to set the mood.

Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations

We decorated each place setting with a real, fall leaf from outside. You could even write each guest’s name on the leaf with a ball point paint pen.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Check out our other Thanksgiving ideas through the years:

Moss green + cobalt blue Thanksgiving table decorations

DIY Gratitude Quote Place Cards

Thanksgiving Fall Wreath

Thanksgiving ¬†Appetizer “Turkey” Veggie Tray

DIY Thanksgiving Table Place Cards: Gratitude Quotes

November 19, 2018


Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Did you see our “how to” for this gorgeous Moss Green and Cobalt Blue Thanksgiving Tablescape decor? It’s so rustic and home-y feeling!

As we said then, candles and colors aside, it’s important to remember why we all come together on Thanksgiving. Last year we tied quotes of gratitude and thankfulness onto sprigs of rosemary and stems of pears and set one on each plate. Every quote was different – some funny, some serious, some famous, some unknown. Each person read their quote out loud during dinner. It was a lovely way to celebrate the season and be ever mindful of the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Gratitude Quotes DIY

Google “thankfulness quotes”, “thanksgiving quotes”,¬†“Gratitude quotes” or any combination of the above and pick out your favorites.
Hand write or print out the quotes (in small text) on paper.
Roll up quote in a scroll-like fashion.
Tie scroll onto a sprig of rosemary or a stem of a piece of fruit with colorful ribbon.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving all week long – check back for more inspiration!


Also, take a peek at our Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations¬†and this adorable Thanksgiving “Turkey” Veggie Tray, too!

Moss Green + Cobalt Blue Thanksgiving Table Decorations


Thanksgiving Table Decorations

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,¬†“thank you,”¬†that would suffice. ¬†~Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving.  A day to reflect on all the blessings we have in our lives and be grateful to God who makes it all possible.  It really is such a beautiful holiday Рone I wish I lived more consciously every day.

Our Thanksgiving table has always been a fun project that my whole family creates together.  Each year we try to top the year before, or at least come up with something completely different.

Behold Рour moss green and cobalt blue inspired Thanksgiving tablescape! This table top is super rustic and colorful. The deep blue and green compliment all the Thanksgiving food so well! We scavenged for anything blue or green: candles, vases, candle holders, napkins, plates. Then we added in some rustic wood elements in candle holders and chargers. We purchased a couple bags of green moss from Hobby Lobby.

But candles and colors aside, it’s important to remember why we all come together on Thanksgiving. ¬†Last year we tied quotes of gratitude and thankfulness onto sprigs of rosemary and stems of pears and set one on each plate. ¬†Every quote was different – some funny, some serious, some famous, some unknown. ¬† Each person read their quote out loud during dinner. ¬†It was a lovely way to celebrate the season and be ever mindful of the spirit of Thanksgiving. CLICK HERE to see how to make these DIY Gratitude Name Cards.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving all week long Рcheck back for more inspiration! Like our other table idea: Classic Fall Thanksgiving Table Decorations


Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

October 30, 2017

Apple Cider Burbon Cocktail

Mamas, it’s time to carve those pumpkins! Why not make it a bit more festive and add a fun fall themed cocktail and some yummy meatball paninis?

DRINK: Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails
SNACK: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
EAT: Homemade Meatball Paninis
DO: Carve those pumpkins!

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails
2 parts fresh Apple Cider
2 parts Ginger Ale
1 part Bourbon
Apple Slices
*Stir all ingredients together on the rocks.
*Garnish with a slice of apple

 Roasted pumpkin seeds recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1.) Save the seeds you dig out of your carving pumpkins.
2.) Rinse seeds well with water. Then lay seeds out to dry on a paper towel.
3.) Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees, and spread seeds evenly on a cookie sheet (or 2!)
4.) Drizzle olive oil over top of seeds. Sprinkle with sea salt (or garlic salt, or any other flavored spice!)
5.) Bake seeds for 30-45 minutes, until slightly golden in color and crunchy to the bite.

Meatball Panini Recipe

Meatball Paninis – makes 6 paninis
Italian bread
tomato sauce
red onion
sliced prosciutto
sliced provolone cheese
red pepper flakes

1 lb ground pork
1 egg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dried basil
3 tbsp garlic powder
garlic salt – a few shakes
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1.) Mix all ingredients together with your hands in a mixing bowl
2.) Roll mixture into balls roughly 2 inches in diameter.
3.) Place meatballs on greased cookie sheet. Gently press into each, flatting them slightly This makes it easier to fit in the sandwich.
3.) Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, turning meatballs once.

***Either make your own tomato sauce or use a store bought version.

1.) Using a good crunchy Italian bread or ciabatta, cut into panini size.
2.) Spread tomato sauce generously on both sides of sandwich.
3.) Slice a meatballs in half and layer on one side.
4.) Add sliced red onion, prosciutto, provolone cheese, arugula, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes on other side of bread. Put panini together.
5.) Using panini press, heat sandwich until warmed through.
6.) Serve immediately with fresh green salad.