The Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of 2018

We’ve recapped the funniest commercials from Super Bowl 2018!

Basically the Tide commercials WIN the Super Bowl! We love Officer Hopper (David Harbour), and we love him even more in these Tide commercials. That white jumpsuit? Seals the deal.

It’s A Tide Ad





E-Trade: 85 And I Want To Go Home


Avocados From Mexico



Pringles: Nobody Asked You Kevin!



Crocodile Dundee


Time of My Life


What did we miss? What commercials made you LOL?!?


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Super Bowl Party Ideas

Every year our family throws a big Super Bowl party.  To be honest, I like sports but I’m not much of a sports fan. However, I do like parties! With 4 crazy-hyper kids that need to be included, I spend a lot of time thinking about food, games and fun.  Here are my favorite Super Bowl party ideas to keep the sports-lovers, haters and littles involved and happy during your big Super Bowl party.



Bingo is a MUST! We keep kid and adult prizes for the first one to call out Bingo. This is anything from a special drink, candy, or a dollar-store toy.

SheKnows has put together a fabulous set of Bingo cards. Visit their site HERE then click on each card to print. It’s important to print each card to have variety for the Bingo cards. Print on cardstock to make stronger cards.



Just because the Super Bowl party is where you sit and watch TV doesn’t mean you can’t do anything else. We like to keep things moving for those that get tired of sitting (or the game, wink-wink), as well as the goo-gobs of kids we have running around.

This game is named FACE GOAL!

You’ll need two players and mini stuffed footballs (I’m not opposed to using marshmallows either). Have one player stand about 10 yards away from the other player and give them a bucket of small footballs. The second player will stand with their hands upright in field goal/touchdown position. To play, the first player must hike footballs (like hiking a football) underneath their legs into the the field goal of the other person, without hitting them in the face. The footballs only count if they go through the player’s arms, not above or around them. First team to hike 7 footballs through the field goal wins. 

Click here to see more hilarious minute-to-win-it party games.




31 questions of guessing fun! Winner is the person with the most correct answers! Make it a little more fun by asking guests to bring $1 for their card — winner takes the pool!

Print your Super Bowl Predictions Card Game here. (courtesy




We make a hard rule in our house that no Super Bowl commercials can be watched BEFORE the game. What’s the fun in that?! This makes commercial bingo even more exciting on game day.

Print your Super Bowl Commercial Bingo cards here.




I have done personal veggie and dip cups the past few years and love them.These keep little hands out of the community dunking bowl (let’s be honest–where have their hands been?!).  It also creates less stress for those that just can’t take double-dippers and let’s ranch lovers bask in the joy of their own ranch (add more if you want!)




I love to have something that the kids can help me with. They really like getting involved in all the decorating ahead of time, but I also try to find an easy “thing” they can do while all the adults are mingling. We have loved creating football brownies. These are pretty easy because all you need is a football shaped cookie cutter! Make your brownies ahead of time and cut the shapes out (or let the kids do this part if they can). Buy pre-made frosting in tubes and let the kids decorate as footballs!




A Super Bowl party isn’t a party unless you have team logos and colors everywhere! Sure you could go spend a fortune at the party store, but why when the wizards of the internet have FREE printables all over the place…and they are darling! Check out these awesome printables from Second Chance to Dream.

Click here for the full list and links to printables.


Still need some more decoration ideas? Check out Spaceships and Laser Beams for 100+ FREE Super Bowl Party Printables. CLICK HERE to check them out!


What are your plans for the Super Bowl? Share your favorite party recipes, games and more in the comments below!


5 Things You Can Make with Puff Pastry

The holidays and all of the delicious eating that goes with them are upon us!  In preparation I’ve been playing with a few recipes and rounded up my favorite uses for puff pastry.  These 5 things you can make with puff pastry met my criteria by being easy, yummy and quick to make!  Some are for grown-up tastebuds (no sharing) and some are perfect for kids.  All of them perfectly go along with any holiday dinner and can be made ahead of time or use leftovers for the afterparty.

1. The Kids Favorite:

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

These Parmesan Puff Stars  will easily make you the favorite mom/dad/aunt/uncle/grandma/grandpa at Thanksgiving.  These are kid-tested and approved and are not only fun to eat but fun to make!  If you’re looking for an appetizer that your 8 year old can be in charge of, this is it!

You’ll need:

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 360°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet onto a floured surface. Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out individual pastry stars and place half of them them on the baking sheet. Add parmesan cheese and top with another puff pastry star. Using the beaten egg, apply a thin layer of egg wash to the top of each pastry star. You can sprinkle a little cheese on top if you want.
3. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the stars are puffed and golden. Serve immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


2. The Fancy Appetizer

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

If you’re having a more formal family get-together these Meatball Wellington‘s are so easy to make and so pretty to put on a plate!  They are also kid-approved and would make the perfect appetizer to a multiple course dinner.  I could not believe how easily they came together and how impressive they look when they’re done!

You’ll need:

  • Thawed puff pastry, cut into 4-inch squares
  • Meatballs (link includes meatball recipe, or Costco’s work great!)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Tomato sauce, for serving
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Flour your work surface. Place puff pastry squares onto surface.

3. Add a heaping tablespoon of shredded mozzarella onto center of pastry square. Place meatball on top of the cheese.

4. Wrap puff pastry around meatball. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, seam side down. Brush with egg wash.

5. Bake for 25 minutes.

6. Serve atop tomato sauce, and garnish with parsley.


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3. The Standard Favorite:

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

What is a party without spinach dip?  I opted to make these Creamy Spinach Roll-Ups with pre-made spinach and artichoke dip but the recipe links back to a homemade version.  

You’ll need:

1 Box of Puff Pastry Sheets (2 Sheets)
1 Egg
1 Tub Spinach + Artichoke Dip (link has homemade recipe)
1. Unroll Puff Pastry Sheets and Brush both sides with Egg.
2. Spread Cream Cheese and Spinach Mixture over one side of the Puff Pastry.
3. Roll Up the Puff Pastry and Slice with a sharp Knife.
4. Place rolls on a Baking Sheet and bake at 400 Degrees for 20 Minutes or until the Puff Pastry turns a golden color.

The Spicy Favorite:

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas
I love a good jalepeno popper and these are exactly that!  These JALAPEÑO POPPER PIES blend cream cheese, pepper jack and jalepeno perfectly with the fluffy crispy puff pastry.  So yummy and the kids don’t usually love them (spicy) so more for me!
You’ll need:
  • egg
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Stir the cream cheese, pepper Jack cheese and jalapeño peppers in a medium bowl. 

2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the work surface.  Using a round cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 12 (2-inch) circles.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in the center of each of 12 pastry circles.  Brush the edges of the pastry circles with the egg.  Place the remaining pastry circles over the filling.  Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.  Brush the filled pastries with the egg and sprinkle with the salt.  Using a sharp knife, cut small slits in the tops of the pastries.  Place the pastries on the baking sheets.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 10 minutes.


See More: 5 Easy Appetizers For New Year’s Eve


5.  Perfect for Leftovers

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

If you never know what to do with leftover cranberry sauce, this recipe is for you.  These 3-Ingredient Cranberry Brie Bites make the yummiest little appetizers and quickly use up any leftover cranberry sauce you might have after a big Thanksgiving dinner.  If you know you won’t possibly eat what you have, you could even make them along with your dinner.  And if you’ve never made cranberry sauce from scratch check out this recipe-it’s impossibly easy and so delicious!

You’ll need:

  • 1 package frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 lb Brie cheese
  • 1 cup Cranberry Sauce (purchased or homemade)

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the sheets into approximately 3 inch x 3 inch squares. Press each square into a muffin cavity.

2. Cube the cheese – about a 3/4 inch cube for each. Place a cube of brie in the center of each puff pastry square. Top the brie with a small dollop (about 2 tsp) of cranberry sauce.

3. Bake 10 minutes or until puff pastry corners are toasted lightly brown.

4. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.


Have any other favorite puff pasty appetizers?  Share with us below!

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10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip | Instant Pot Recipe

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! A great Instant Pot pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! A great Instant Pot pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

I love making Spinach Artichoke Dip and realized that I had never put my recipe on the blog! Well, this time for my husband’s Super Bowl party… I tried making this recipe in my Instant Pot pressure cooker. What an easy way to make this dip! It bakes in only 10 minutes! SO FAST!!! I hope you try this. If so, please let me know!

Super Bowl Party

Note, that I said “my husband’s” Super Bowl party. I have to tell you about our family tradition that’s been happening for many years now.

This party cracks me up, because it’s the ONE day of the year that my husband plans and decorates the party around here. It’s a party that nobody is invited to! Well, my husband, kids and I are invited, but that’s it. Nobody else is allowed. (Although some friends stopped by un-announced one year, and since they followed the rules of the party, now they are allowed to come! ha!) Yes… there are rules, decorations, games and lots of great prizes!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! Super Bowl Party Food

Not only are the rules funny, but he decorates with flowers and balloons. I’m NOT allowed to help, at all. When I do, I get in trouble. ha! This year, I did sneak in the Spinach Artichoke Dip:-)

I have to admit, each year, his party decorations and prizes get better and better. This year, there are quiz questions and for each one we get correct, we get $5! It’s always a great time for our family. I’m sure our kids will never forget this fun family tradition.

How to Make 10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip


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Buffalo Chex Mix

Once you try this spicy homemade Buffalo Chex Mix recipe, you’ll be hooked! In minutes you can have a delicious game day or football party snack.   Buffalo Chex Mix Recipe I made this delicious Buffalo Chex Mix Recipe back when our favorite team, the New England Patriots went to the Super Bowl! That big […]

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Game Day Recipes

Favorite recipes and party ideas for the BIG Football game. Mouthwatering appetizers and drinks your Super Bowl Party guests will love!

I love football watching parties mainly because of the food! Notice how the party food is always comfort snacks like yummy dips, chips and burgers?  If you invite me to your Super Bowl Party, you’ll find me at the food table and coming out of the “stuff my face” phase to watch the commercials!

Before you start planning out your party recipes, check out my favorite recipes for a football watching party. I’m featuring game day appetizers like Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip, easy Slow-Cooker Beef Sliders, an award-winning Antipasto Bake, Creative Cocktails and more!

—> Click here to see all of the recipes.

I’ve also got several NEW Game Day recipes coming soon that are perfect for a football watching party. Check back soon, you won’t want to what’s coming up!


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