Another week of NFL playoffs is wrapping up, and the Super Bowl is only three weeks away. Whether you’re hosting the party and assembling a Super Bowl menu or just attending, it’s time to start choosing the best Super Bowl food ideas. Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork! And we’re sure you can find something great with our list!
Top 18 Super Bowl Food Ideas for 2018
Super Bowl food staples
There are some foods that just have to be on the Super Bowl menu. You can upgrade to a more advanced variety, such as nachos instead of chips and salsa, but some variety of the staples should be included!
Probably the most common food at Super Bowl parties, pizza is a no-brainer.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Now a party favorite, you may need to coordinate with your guests or you might end up with three dips!
Chips and Dip
An easy fan favorite, you can also upgrade this with Guac or a nacho variety.
While not exciting, somebody needs to bring them! Sour Cream and Onion, BBQ, and Salt and Vinegar add a little variety.
Another easy and common food, you can usually get your wings with your pizza order.
Meat & Cheese Tray
Another finger food you can pick up at the grocery story, ready to serve.
No need to reinvent the wheel, veggies and dip will always be a party staple.
More advanced Super Bowl food
If you have a little more time, go ahead and put a little legwork into your dish!
Possibly the easiest dip ever, simply combine one can Rotel diced tomatoes with one package of Velveeta cheese!
Make your own or get some pre-made from the store. Either way they’ll be a hit.
Pigs in the blanket
Return to the great outdoors with a childhood staple.
Upgrade your chips and salsa with this fan favorite!
BBQ Pork Sliders
Delicious, easy, and always a great idea.
Common Super Bowl desserts
While your party attendees may already be full, you still need one or two dessert options.
Somebody will be bringing these to the party. Will it be you?
The perfect finger food dessert!
Super Bowl drinks
Maybe you’re doing bring-your-own alcohol, maybe now. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these classic super bowl drinks.
Just the right amount of sweet and booze to get your game face on.
Fight off your late Saturday night with a little hair of the dog!
Who could forget the most important thing!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and what better way to spend the day than with the best romantic movies of all time? From romantic comedy classics to dramas, musicals to modern stories of unexpected love, these films are just a few of the romantic movies to set you up for a great Valentine’s Day.
Let your inner movie lover out for the day and take advantage of some funny, sweet, and unexpected romantic movies this Valentine’s Day. Sit back and relax with your friends, a special someone, or take advantage of having the entire couch to yourself!
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I Hate Valentine’s Day
Written and directed by the comedic genius Nia Vardalos (of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Fame), the story follows a woman who loves Valentine’s Day and her quest to find true love.
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in this story of two unlikely lovers meeting in LA.
500 Days of Summer
With a cheerful musical score and a cast of characters that might remind you of your own friends, 500 Days of Summer proves that things may not work out the way you think they’re going to, but they do work out in the end.
A quintessential romantic comedy perfect for Valentine’s Day. Follow Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in their story of star-crossed lovers throughout their lives.
Love, Actually isn’t just a movie for the holidays! Follow the love stories of the characters as they move through marriage, family, affairs, and politics.
A classic romantic film for the ages, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s story of summer love has drama, music, and inspiring dance moves to get you in the Valentine’s Day mood.
La La Land
A modern love story set in LA, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone bring the drama and grace of old Hollywood back to the silver screen.
Sleepless in Seattle
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star in this heart-warming film about finding love in the places you least expect it.
When Harry Met Sally
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal proving that love isn’t always at first sight, but it is forever.
Molly Ringwald proves that even after a day of teenage angst and embarrassment, the most popular guy in school might still be interested.
A series of interconnected relationships and love stories makes this film a must-see on Valentine’s Day. It’s right there in the name!
Lost in Translation
An unexpectedly romantic movie, Bill Murray and Scarlet Johannsen find out how people can connect when you’re far away from anything familiar.
When in Rome
A comedy of errors, an ancient Roman spell must be broken in order for two people to find out if they are really, truly in love.
The Princess Bride
A movie for all times, The Princess Bride is the ultimate tale of princesses, pirates, dastardly royals, and the promise of true love.
50 First Dates
No memory? No problem! Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in this film about love and family.
Pull on your dancing shoes and dive into the colorful culture of India. Drama, suspense, and awesome group dance scenes will have you rooting for the main characters to find each other at last.
This Means War
A love triangle between Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, and Reese Witherspoon? Sign me up! Get ready for laughter, love, and some explosions to round it all out.
Pride and Prejudice
A classic story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, set in the English countryside amidst chaotic families, gossipy mothers, and the strict rules of society.
10 Things I Hate About You
A high school romance will bring you back to the days of your first loves, the teenage rumor mill, and the witty banter of Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger.
Who wouldn’t want to see the hunky cast of Magic Mike on Valentine’s Day? Sit back and enjoy the shirtless dance routines, with the added love story on the side.
Bruce Willis takes down a team of international terrorists while trying to mend the strained relationship between himself and his wife, played by Bonnie Bedelia.
We hope you find and enjoy one of the best romantic movies and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is just over a month away! Now is the time to start formulating your plan, and luckily you have us on your side. This year, we will be doing a multi-part series on planning an amazing Valentine’s Day, starting with Valentine’s Day dinner!
Step 1: Valentine’s Day Dinner
Have you recently started dating somebody new? Your first Valentine’s Day dinner can be a make or break event in your relationship. Trying to impress your long-standing spouse? New or old relationship, here’s how to do it. (note: we’re writing this addressed to a female significant other. Adjust as necessary!)
Take the lead, and communicate it
First things first, you are in charge of the evening. Make sure to communicate to your significant other that you have a plan for it. We suggest doing this one or two weeks in advance of the evening, so she doesn’t get nervous leading up to the event. You don’t want her to think that you are unprepared or that dinner will be a last-minute arrangement.
Find and vet your venue
If you’re new in your relationship, there are probably several restaurants you know that you haven’t tried together yet. If you’ve had good dates at one or more of these venues, use it to your advantage. Should you choose a new venue, be sure to research prior to going. Yelp is a great resource for finding new romantic spots, allowing for you to search directly for romantic dinners. You can also visit or dine there to verify the quality and experience. This is a good idea if you are going to try to plan anything custom (see below) with the restaurant.
If you’ve been together a while, you can also find a new venue as described above. Or, you can take advantage of nostalgia and go to a venue you haven’t been to in a while. Is there a restaurant where you shared an important memory, such as a first date? These can be great places to bring back fond memories from years past.
When you’re set on a spot, lock it in with a reservation. Double check that everything is still set the morning of Valentine’s Day.
Ride in style
Driving isn’t a particularly romantic activity. Fortunately, getting a limo ride is cheaper than ever. Schedule an Uber Black Car, Lyft Premier, or other similar services well in advance, both to and from the venue. This will let you focus on your significant other during the trip and avoid spending time looking for parking.
If you have trust in your ability to choose a venue for Valentine’s Day dinner, go ahead and surprise her. If you get it right, this will show that you have been paying attention and know her and her preferences well. Really looking to up the surprise? Have her wear a blindfold. This will create some excitement and preserve the surprise until you get there.
Go Private for Valentine’s Day dinner
Some venues aren’t normally open to the public or are normally closed in the evening. If you know of a venue like this, such as her favorite brunch spot, you may be able to arrange a special accommodation for you and your significant other for the evening. This will not be cheap but is sure to show your commitment to her and the relationship.
Pre-plan the dining experience
How well do you know her dining preferences? If you are on top of things and know what your significant other likes, you can plan a multi-course meal in advance. When you arrive, you will be directed to your seats and let the servers take it from there. You’ll need to clear this with the restaurant in advance, but many will cater to your needs for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Create custom dinner menus
Want to go the extra yard? You can create custom menus to go along with the meal. These will sit on the table and show the depth of your planning for the evening. Again, you’ll want to clear this with the restaurant first. If they’re willing to work with you, then you can get started. We recommend you include; your names, the date, a slimmed down set of course offerings or a predetermined menu (if you choose the above option), and any custom food options you may have arranged.
Remember the flowers
While not overly unique, flowers are an effective tool to express your love and affection. You can make them unique with a couple options and a little effort. You can have them ready in your limo if you take one. Alternatively, you can have them waiting on your table at the restaurant. Again, either method shows how far you’ve gone to express your love.
If you can’t impress her (or him) with some of these tricks, then we need your significant other to write for us! But for most, a Valentine’s Day dinner with one or two of these elements will lead to an enjoyable and memorable experience!
Everyone needs a good soundtrack of love songs for Valentine's Day! It doesn't matter if you're a fan of rock, rap, country, or electronic dance tracks- there are romantic songs for everyone this Valentine's Day. Take a minute and create the perfect playlist full of love songs to share with your family, friends, or another special someone this February 14th.
Romantic songs come in all shapes and sizes, just like our relationships. Set the mood with some slow and steady jams, or get ready to rock out and dance the night away with those you love the most. Happy Valentine's Day, and happy listening!
Endless Love- Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
We Found Love- Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher- Jackie Wilson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You- Bryan Adams
Lucky - Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillet
You're the First, the Last, My Everything- Barry White
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Kiss from a Rose - Seal
I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
You're Still the One- Shania Twain
When You Say Nothing At All- Allison Krauss
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Never Let Me Go- Florence and the Machine
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
Beautiful Trauma - Pink
I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
We all know somebody who is a rockstar when it comes to gift giving. Without fail, they are ready with something great for every important event. There are many of us who wish we could be better gift givers. Maybe we’re not seeking rockstar status, but we’d at least like to be reliable. Well, what does it take to be a good gift giver?
Planning and execution are more important than creativity
At Gift Guru, we believe there are four required elements for effective gift-giving; planning, research, knowledge of the recipient, and knowledge of the gift topic. While many think that creativity is the secret sauce for gift giving, it is a differentiator but not a requirement to make a great impression.
The four elements of effective gift giving
Element 1: Planning
When you get down to basics, gift giving is really an activity in logistics. It has many steps, and each step takes time. The time required varies based on the gift you select, the delivery method, and other steps. At their core, every great gift giver is a good planner, keeping an eye on what events are upcoming and how long it will take to be prepared. Effective planning ensures that your outreach can be delivered on-time. Since gift giving is an emotional activity, on-time delivery can make or break it, no matter the quality of the gift.
Element 2: Knowledge of Recipient
Every great gift is in some sense personalized. This does not mean it needs to be etched with the recipient’s initials but means that it needs to tie to something important in the recipient’s life. This could be their passions or hobbies, their family or pets, or their stage of life (e.g. going to college). A personal touch to a gift demonstrates that you spent time coming up with the idea, even if you don’t find the absolute perfect gift.
Element 3: Knowledge of Topic
You may know your recipient, but do you know anything about the things they are passionate about? Selecting a gift topic is often one of the first steps in finding a gift, and not all topics are created equal. We all need food, water, and shelter, which means that most of us can make moderately educated gift decisions on these topics. But many topics are not as easy, and often require topic expertise (e.g. cryptocurrency) or have a strong degree of personal preference (e.g. road cycling equipment). When choosing a topic, you have two options; choose the one you know, or get to know the one you don’t.
Element 4: Research
Now it’s time to find the actual gift. Common methods of this include Googling “best gifts for x”, where x is the topic or demographic of your recipient. There’s nothing wrong with this, and we’ve been there ourselves. The advice we will give is to always keep gift research in the back of your mind. If you’re browsing the web or walking down the street and see something great, ask yourself which recipient might it make a good gift for. Then write it down or add it to your Gift Guru account!
What does this all mean? It means that being a good gift giver isn’t some hidden talent or unachievable goal, it is a process with required steps. With a little preparation and effort, most of us can improve significantly. And that’s exactly the goal of Gift Guru, to help you be a better gift giver. Our free service helps you track, plan, discover, and give. Our tools are designed to help you address each of the required elements of good gift giving, so you can make a great impression every time!