Super bowls! 6 fun styles to serve up your party food in style
It’s sort of like a Halloween bash. Nobody pulls out her finest china and best silver to serve up chips, wings and pigs in a blanket.
But the savvy hostess knows that even the biggest football fan might sport an eye for the artful. So why not make your Super Bowl party stand a yard or two above the rest by pulling out your finest bowls for all those snacks?
Chrissy Madison, spokeswoman with Pier 1 Imports, says a little mess doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show off a bit.
“While it’s not a Super Bowl party without delicious, messy treats begging party guests to indulge, it doesn’t mean you can’t pull out all the stops,” she says, adding that beautiful serving dishes are as at home at a Super Bowl party as at any other event.
“While your family’s floral china might not be the exact fit for the event, consider using other serve-ware in unique shapes, colors and styles,” Madison adds. “The right pieces will add interest to your table.”
And even the biggest, toughest football fans will fall for these:
It’s like a useful piece of sculpture. Serve your favorite cold hors d’oeuvres on this plate, and your guests will be sure that even sliced salami must be gourmet fare. Long aluminum bowl, $34.95, pier1.com
Take a dip
Trust a chef to put her name on this beauty. Serve up hummus, olives, veggies, guac, chips or any combination of treats on this stoneware bowl, with handy handles that take it easily from kitchen to party room. Rachael Ray chip and dip tray, $49.99, wayfair.com
We just love the bright colors in this set, which would be perfect for your Mexican-themed party. Bobby Flay Santa Fe striped bowls, $29.99, kohls.com
Quite the dish
This pretty, semi-opaque bowl is perfect for chips or sliced bread. Just add cheese on a pretty plate, or dip in an artful smaller bow, and call it a party. Turquoise alabaster serving bowl, $24.95, pier1.com
Serves you right
It might have “everyday” in the title, but this sturdy bowl is anything but ordinary. Martha Stewart Collection Everyday Melamine Collection pinwheel serving bowl, $25, macys.com
Say you want a revolution
Tuck your chips, crackers, veggies and more into this revolving beauty, which will allow easy access from all sides of the table. Core Bamboo revolving chip and dip set, $90, kohls.com