SUPER Party Planning for the Big GameMs. Fizz | Friday, February 1st, 2013 |
Who’s getting excited for the game this Sunday? Wahoo! Not only am I pumped for some football, but let’s face it: it’s a great excuse to throw a fizz-tastic party! To help kick-off your party planning, here are a couple totally touchdown ideas:
Decorations and fizz-tivities.
I’m not gonna pick sides here, but if you’re partial to one of the teams in the championship, you’ve gotta go nuts showing your team spirit! Of course you can decorate with team colors, but you can also take it to the next level by going with a theme: represent Baltimore The Raven/Poe-style, showcase San Francisco with icons like the Golden Gate or have guests wear flowers in their hair, or get a head-start on Mardi Gras in honor of New Orleans.
A pool is a classic game time activity, but you can fizz it up by throwing in a round or two of commercial bingo: each square gets something generally seen in a game day commercial — a snack chip brand, a smartphone, talking babies, a car brand. (Make sure to leave one space for an appearance of some bubbles!)
What is a game day gathering without awesome food? YUM. It’s time for a recipe roundup! The best of the best when it comes to wings, dip, and chili. And don’t forget the desserts! Aren’t these football cupcakes super cute?
No party is complete without a glass of something bubbly, and you know game day was made for soda-sipping. So it’s the perfect time to break out the SodaStream!
But if you want to go beyond your standard fizzy sodas, here are a couple cocktail recipe ideas.
Cheers to your favorite team with a signature drink!
1.5 oz. lemon or lemon lime Vodka
.5 oz. blue Curacao
2 oz. cranberry juice
Splash of grenadine
SodaStream Lemon Lime Soda
Shake first 3 ingredients in shaker. Pour over ice.
Top with SodaStream Lemon Lime Soda and a splash of Grenadine.
The San Fran Fizz
1 oz. cherry vodka
1 splash grenadine syrup
3 oz. SodaStream Energy Drink
Pour vodka and SodaStream Energy into a small glass.
For a layered effect – add grenadine slowly so it sinks to the bottom without mixing
Or toast to the Big Easy with a Ramos Gin Fizz (SodaStream-style, of course).
Ramos Gin Fizz
2. oz. Gin
1 oz. Heavy cream
1 Egg white
½ oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Lemon juice
2 tsp. Superfine sugar
3-5 dashes Orange flower water
Shaken with ice, topped with soda from SodaStream
When the going gets tough, you’ll need a Hail Mary.
The Hail Mary
1 ½ oz. Vodka
2 ½ oz. Tomato juice
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. Lime juice
½ tsp. Tabasco sauce
And make sure to have a celebratory drink of something bubbly WHEN your team wins.
⅔ oz. Grand Marnier
⅔ oz. Cranberry juice
⅔ oz. Passion fruit juice
2 oz. Champagne
However you celebrate the Big Game, I hope you have a super bubbly day. Let the good times fizz!