This post is sponsored in partnership with Febreze, all photos + words are my own
This has been a season of my life where I have been in need of some good old fashioned Girl’s Nights. It’s also football season, so that’s a lucky little twist of fate for me. Because that means while the guys are all watching the big game on the big screen, us girls are going to huddle up for a game night of our own. (And by game night, I mean Battleship. Who doesn’t love Battleship?)
Plus, it’s a great excuse to add a little bling to my Super Bowl party decorations. And a little bubbly.
We’re calling them Todd Gurley Drinks because, well because they are drinks that are girly and because I enjoy making menus full of wordplay. I am very easily amused.
My go-to recipe for any party is Pigskin and Cheese Sliders. I mean, we usually call them Hot Ham N’ Cheese Sliders, but I’m a girl who commits to a theme. These take just twenty minutes from prep to plate and are always a total hit. My playbook for the rest of the party food is just to buy party trays of fruits and veggies and petit fours and throw together a baked potato bar, but the sliders are my signature move.
24 Hawaiian sweet rolls + 12 thick slices deli ham and 12 slices cheese
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 tablespoon of mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (serious question: does anyone know how to actually pronounce this?)
Slice the rolls in half horizontally and the spread mayonnaise on the top inside of each roll. Then build little sandwiches with a half a slide of ham and a half a slice of cheese. Put all the cute little sandwiches in a casserole dish. Then mix together the melted butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pour it over the tops of the rolls. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.
These are not drenched in butter because this batch was for my children and they are against gooey food and also one of my children can’t have dairy, but trust me when I tell you that you can’t go wrong soaking these in butter, y’all.
Bonus: if you buy little chalkboard easels and flip them upside down, they kind of look like goal posts.
Extra bonus: if you make a garland out of circles and then fold those circles in half, they kind of look like footballs.
My Super Bowl party decorations are about as accurate as my knowledge of football, that’s why I am saying here.
I prefer my baked potato bar to include jalapenos and caramelized onions, so if you’re real southern like me then maybe you want to replicate my shopping list to include Febreze AIR for your party prep to eliminate any offensive odors and ensure your home is company-ready, southern hospitality style.
In general, my party prep lists include:
- paper plates, on account of how we’ve broken too many of our everyday dishes to serve a full house.
- petit fours, because you can just buy them and also because tiny desserts are incredibly cute.
- miniature chalkboards because Joanna Gaines does it.
- flowers, because I’m a full time working mom and when you’re short on time flowers totally trick people into thinking you’re fancy and also well organized.
- something that smells good, because please see above. Do I have time to deep clean this house before the Super Bowl? No, no I do not. But it smells clean. Actually, it smells like a delightful meadow after a light rain because I used Febreze AIR before the big game and will keep it in reach for easy post-party cleanup. (And also during. I still have a baby in diapers, is what I’m saying.) It’s the odor-eliminating MVP of the party. And that, my friends, is ????