Host The Best Broncos Bowl Bash Ever

Here at RedPeak, we’ve got Super Bowl fever– bad.

But can you blame us? When our beloved Broncos take the field at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, it’ll be just the seventh time they’ve played in The Big Game!

We know many of you will be hosting Super Bowl parties, so we thought we’d share some recipes and games sure to make your festivities a lotta fun. We’re just nice like that.

First up: The Eats. 

We love the idea of  nacho bar because who doesn’t love nachos? 

What You Need:

Nacho cheese ingredients–

  • 2 pound box original velveeta cheese
  • 1 cup mild La Victoria taco sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • milk for thinning

Other ingredients–

  • 2 large bags of tortilla chips
  • 2 pounds ground beef, cooked and seasoned 
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 3-4 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jar jalapeno slices
  • 2 bunches of green onions, sliced
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 2-3 small cans of sliced black olives
  • 1-2 cans of black beans drained
  • guacamole: 4-5 avocados, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 lime, salt 

Click here for instructions.

For the foodies out there, we found a fancy jalapeno popper recipe (complete with sweet & spicy apricot dipping sauce) you’ve got to try. Because we know the thought of serving food that comes in a cardboard box makes you shudder.

What You Need:

For the poppers–

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese (or monterray jack, mozzarella, or cheddar)
  • 14-16 jalapenos, depending on size
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free blend)
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs (or gluten-free alternative)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or 34 tsp. sea salt)
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pinch of black pepper
  • cooking spray

For the dipping sauce–

  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. red chile flakes, to taste
  • 1/8th-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp. water, as needed

Click here for instructions.

Football-shaped desserts are so 2013. Instead, show your team spirit with these orange and blue Pom Pom Super Bowl Cupcakes. Admit it: they’re cute.

Click here for all the deets.

Next up: Drinks

Beer is the standard Bowl beverage, but why not mix it up a little?

In honor of Buffalo Bill Cody (whose final resting place is Lookout Mountain in Golden), we bring you the Buffalo Bill cocktail. Bill started drinking this after doctors told him to keep his alcohol consumption to one drink a day. Seriously.

What You Need:

  • 2-3 oz apple juice (or hard cider if you really want to pack a punch)
  • 2-3 oz (equal part) bourbon

Pour into a short rocks glass over ice, stir and enjoy!

Bonus Bowl Entertainment:

As you know, Super Bowl commercials are a big deal. So make them part of the fun with Super Bowl Commercials Bingo. Just check off events –like a kick to the groin or a talking baby– as they occur. And…well, you know the drill.

Download a PDF with 2 free pages of bingo cards plus instructions and a randomized call sheet here.

Got any recipes or games you think we should try? Tweet us your suggestions! 

And last but not least, GO BRONCOS!

Images courtesy of The Magical Slow Cooker, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Rust & Sunshine, and Creative Party Themes.

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