Getting together with friends, family and neighbors for the Super Bowl has become as much of a tradition as Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.   There’s the food, the commercial debuts, the office pools, the decorations, and of course the game itself.  I’d like to know the statistic for how many employees take PTO on February 8th this year. 

Our neighbors Mike and Lani hosted this year’s event and a good time was had by all.  There were 9 adults and 12 kids (ages 2-16) in attendance.  We had enough food to feed 33 adults and 47 kids.

The Spread included:

  • Hot Beef/cheese dip
  • Italian beef sandwiches
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Pigs-in-a-blanket
  • Wienies
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Crackers
  • Fruit salad
  • Fresh pineapple (Even had a beautiful pineapple garnish display!)
  • Watemelon balls
  • Hot wings

And oh my the desserts! The winner (even covering  the spread!) was the Market Day French Silk pie!

The game itself was exciting and fantastic especially since I was rooting for the underdog Saints!  The sorest loser in our  crowd actually turned off the TV as time was running out…(You know who you are!).

So many Coke and commericals.  My favorite was the Brett Farve “Maybe I’ll Retire Now – Super Bowl MVP 2020” commercial.  I can’t even recall who paid the $20 million for the spot.  Did anyone catch a glimpse of Leno, Oprah, and Letterman eating popcorn on a couch together? Wonder what cost more: the Super Bowl airtime or paying each talk show host to sit next to one another.

What other ways do you celebrate the final NFL game of the season?  Does anyone NOT do anything for the Super Bowl? 

Hope everyone had a Super Sunday!

This was Day 5 of The 28 Day Blogging Challenge

Photo courtesy of ginny_j and Flickr