Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. This year, the Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 5, and will pit the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots. If you're hosting a Super Bowl party to cheer on the Patriots, you just might be searching for some Patriots-colored recipes to fit your theme.
Although the Atlanta Falcons haven't played in a Super Bowl game since January of 1999, when they lost to the Denver Broncos, this year marks the Patriots' ninth Super Bowl appearance, according to SB Nation. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl four times, including just a couple of years ago when they beat the Seattle Seahawks.
The New England fanbase is a passionate one, so you can bet there will be a lot of Patriots-themed parties on Super Bowl Sunday. Although the scene might look a little similar to a Fourth of July picnic or a Memorial Day cookout (due to the Patriots' red, white, and navy team colors), there's no doubt that this day is more about football than fireworks. Whether you're a diehard fan or just want to make this year's party a little more festive, check out these eight red, white, and blue Patriots-colored recipes and start planning your Super Bowl Sunday menu.
1. Patriotic S'mores Cookies
I mean, the team name is right there in the recipe name. These patriotic s'mores cookies from Bake Love Give are a great bite-sized treat for your Patriots-themed Super Bowl party.
2. Mizuna With Blueberries And Herbed Feta
The red onion, white feta, and blueberries in this mizuna with herbed feta and blueberries salad from Brooklyn Supper are thematic, healthy, and a bit of an upgrade on typical football fare.
3. Red, White, And Blue Layered Drinks
These kid-friendly red, white, and blue layered drinks from Brown Eyed Baker will help the little ones get in the festive spirit of the day. Bonus: the drink layers well because of the density of the ingredients, so making one of these is basically a quick science lesson. Right?
4. Red, White, And Blue Potato Salad
What's one more potato dish at a game day watch party, right? This red, white, and blue potato salad from Baked By Rachel fits your theme perfectly.
5. Red, White, And Blue Sandwich Cookies
How cute are these red, white, and blue sandwich cookies from What's Cooking, Love? Sandwich cookies, with their double cookie component, are clearly better than single-layer cookies. Kids and adults alike will love them.
6. Firecracker Berry Margarita Floats
Prefer cocktails to beer? Mix up a round of Half Baked Harvest's firecracker berry margarita floats. Booze and dessert in one. Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest also offers a non-alcoholic version, so if you're watching with non-drinkers or kids, they don't have to be left out.
7. Roasted Beet Hummus With Lemony Yogurt
Hummus at a Super Bowl party? I know, but this roasted beet hummus with lemony yogurt from Feed Me Phoebe is on-theme, healthy, and delicious. Serve with blue corn chips and go all-in on the Patriots theme.
8. Berry Cheesecake Popsicles
Infinitely easier than making an actual berry cheesecake - and more fun, too - Gimme Some Oven's berry cheesecake popsicles, with their red, white, and blue color scheme deliver a delicious dessert that feels celebratory and fits your theme for the day.