Super Bowl Parties: Going Big or Going Cheap?
With the Big Game set for this Sunday in Arizona, we examine the high and low-end of items most commonly purchased for Super Bowl parties.
In the comment section, share which items you are buying, and which side of the coin you fall on.
Retailers estimate two million pizzas will be ordered on Super Bowl Sunday. Many party organizers will spring for delivery pizzas (about $11.50 per large pie) and wings ($10 per dozen).
For those looking to save a few bucks, the frozen route is an alternative. A 12-inch frozen pizza runs about $4 or $5, while a bag of buffalo chicken wings goes for $7.
Grocery stores, bakeries, and ice cream shops roll out a slew of Super Bowl dessert options for consumers.
A typical Big Game cake costs about $13.99.
For those searching for a cheaper and alternative option for dessert, you can bake your own. Cake/cupcake/brownie mixes start at $1.49 per box.
With the explosion of craft beer popularity, the type of beer served at a Super Bowl party often becomes a hot-button debate.
Organizers and party-goers can stick with the run-of-the-mill light beer for around $20 (either for 24 bottles or 30 cans).
For those who prefer a craft beer, such as New Jersey-based Flying Fish Brewery, be prepared to spend about $8.99 per six-pack.
A television is a common big-ticket purchase leading up to the Super Bowl. Consumers looking for a top-of-the-line television (4K Ultra HD) are staring at a roughly $1,200 price tag.
If a party host wants a flashy television for just the Big Game without dropping that amount of cash, they can get that same television at a rental shop for about $39.99 per week
Some party hosts go all-out for Big Game decorations, especially if they're favorite team is playing. Some do the bare minimum.
A basic Super Bowl logo party kit, for 15-20 guests with plates, cups, napkins, ballons and silverware, costs around $14.99.
If you decide not to splurge on the logo items, you can save yourself nearly $5 by purchasing the generic forms.