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Super Bowl Party with Rubbermaid and Sharpie

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Are you getting excited about the upcoming Super Bowl? My family sure does….from the actual game, half-time show to the commercials, it is quite the event.  

We've celebrated in many ways over the years from parties with others to just watching at home with the kids in pajamas. 

This year, I'd like to share with you how you can create a simple yet fun time with Rubbermaid and Sharpie products! 

I've shared with you many times, how I've learned through the years to make parties and get-togethers easier and more relaxed for me! 

So YES! You can create a fun party using Rubbermaid and Sharpie. Let me show you how I achieved a relaxed Super Bowl party atmosphere by simply preparing a Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup (recipe below) bar with a simple dessert!

The first thing I did was head to one of my favorite stores, Target, to purchase my Rubbermaid containers and Sharpie markers.  

Be sure to text COUPONS to TARGET on your cell phone and grab the $1 off Rubbermaid food storage coupon and the $1 off Sharpie 4 pack or larger! That's a great deal! It is so easy! I received my coupons in a couple of minutes. There is no need to print them. Just simply share the bar-code on your phone with the cashier! So easy and convenient! The coupons are valid January 25 – February 8, 2014.

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 I love a great “Blogging” excuse to head to Target!

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

Throwing a Super Bowl party can be so simple and low key while still looking great! For my party, I decided to make a slow cooker batch of my Chicken Taco Soup.  During these cold winter nights, it sure is comforting.  I'm sharing my recipe with you below. Just start the soup that morning in the slow cooker, and it will be ready in time for your night of game time viewing! After you have your soup cooking….go on and prepare all the condiments in these Rubbermaid storage containers. They are really a crystal clear plastic and look fabulous on my metal tray! 

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Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 Notice how clear they are! This makes them great for serving a casual meal for the Super Bowl.  I used the appropriate sized ones for my sour cream, shredded cheese, green onion and cilantro. Put the lids on them. Go on and arrange them on the tray and place in the fridge. When it's time to serve just fill in the empty space on the tray with tortilla chips and remove the lids!

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 You can see that I left a small empty space between the tray and the spoons. This is where you can place your bowl as you add your condiments.

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 When everyone has eaten, just place the lids back on and pop back in the fridge! It can't get much easier than that!

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 Have plastic cups and a container of your Sharpie markers handy with an area to Decorate Your Cup with Team Spirit! I made the little sign with a cut out on cardstock and drew it out with the Sharpie markers. Then I simply taped it to a grilling skewer!

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 We had some friends over Friday night to enjoy the food with us. The Sharpie markers were a big hit with the kids! My kids that attended were 4th, 8th, 9th and 11th grade…..use with age appropriateness.

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

You've seen me use my thrift store tray many times! Here I just wrote a chalk message.

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 I made a quick and easy pudding cup. Always a kid pleaser! 

Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

I just used plastic punch cups and decorated those beforehand with my Sharpie markers.  Again this is a make-ahead dessert. I'll share the recipe tomorrow.

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Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

 Many thanks to my hubby, the hand model!

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup from Our Southern Home

 As promised, here is my recipe for the Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup!

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Serves 8
Simply pour all ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a hearty soup for a crowd pleaser!
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Total Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion, chopped
  2. 1 (16 ounce) can of mild chili beans
  3. 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans
  4. 1 (15 ounce) can of whole kernel corn, drained
  5. 1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste
  6. 1 (12 ounce) can or bottle of beer
  7. 1 cup of chicken broth
  8. 2 (10 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  9. 1 (1.25 ounce) package of original taco seasoning
  10. 3 large, skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  11. Condiments such as: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced green onion, chopped cilantro, diced avocado, and tortilla chips
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker except chicken and condiments
  2. Mix well
  3. Add the chicken breasts making sure they are covered by mixture
  4. Cover and cook on low 5 hours
  5. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with a couple of forks
  6. Add the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker and stir
  7. Continue cooking for another 2 hours on low
  8. Serve with condiments
Notes
  1. You can omit the beer and use 12 ounces + the one cup of chicken broth instead. You can rinse the black beans if you desire, but not necessary. This has been a family favorite for a few years now. I have a really large slow cooker and have even made a double batch for larger crowds. **I use mild with all ingredients. You can go spicier if you desire with the can goods. I do use original with the taco seasoning, but you could go mild with that as well. It is quite spicy enough for us and the kids this way**
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 Super Bowl party planning from Our Southern Home

I encourage you to think “easy” when preparing for your Super Bowl Party! Have fun and work less! This took no time to throw together. I wasn't exhausted before my guests arrived! Go to Target and be sure to text COUPONS to TARGET to get your Rubbermaid containers and Sharpie markers for your party!

Other ideas for your Sharpie markers:

1) Create an area to write your game winner with score prediction. Have a basket to place those in. The person closest to the game prediction wins a prize!

2) Place a sheet of craft paper or poster on a table to write friendly game time smack talk!

3) Everyone writes their favorite commercial from the game on a card during the first half of the game and share them after the half-time show! Compare and see which commercial had the most votes.

4) Delegate tallying duties to the older kids!

Happy Super Bowl Week!

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28 Comments

  1. Thanks, Laura! These are now my favorite containers. They are so crystal clear that they are perfect for serving. Like you, I appreciate the double duty!! ~Christy

  2. Thanks, Betty! We had a wonderful time with friends and their kids. The fruit cup idea is awesome. So borrowing it from you! Have a wonderful week! ~Christy

  3. Thanks, Janis! It is a wonderful soup and easy! Our Broncos didn’t do so well did they? Felt really bad for them! Have a wonderful week! ~Christy

  4. Thanks, Shirley! The soup is a family favorite and great for a crowd! Have a wonderful week!! XXOO Christy

  5. Thanks so much, Tara! It was a fun party! I love reasons to get crafty! Have a wonderful week! ~Christy

  6. Thanks, Shannah! They are great containers and don’t stain!! Have a wonderful week! ~Christy

  7. Thanks, Britini! It was such a fun campaign. That tray from Target is fabulous! I want to get more from that line!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Christy

  8. Thanks, Paula. Yes, kids do that all the time! The soup is really great. You’d love it. Have a great week! ~Christy

  9. What a fun party set-up! I love the idea of decorating beverage cups so there’s no confusion about whose cup is whose. I’ve noticed when kids are around that they’ll just keep on getting a clean cup if they aren’t sure which is theirs. Your soup looks so good – perfect for this cold time of year.

  10. I love all of these ideas, especially that you put your chips and condiments in that tray. I just bought one of those and have been trying to figure out what I wanted to use it. Love this idea!

  11. Great tips Christy. We always add our names to cups when family and friends come over…but we need to decorate them!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  12. This looks delicious, Christy! I’m suddenly so hungry for some of that chicken taco soup! I love how you had the “decorate a cup” station – genius!

  13. Great “Super Bowl Tips”…I love the idea of decorating your own “team spirit” cup!…the soup looks great…I am always looking for great soup recipes for our cold winter days!…

  14. Oh Christy!!! That chicken taco soup looks delish! Gonna have to save that one for sure! Super cute ideas, and how fun to decorate cups with team spirit! Go Broncos!!

  15. Christy,
    Adorable and very smart menu. Those 9 oz. clear plastic cups works great when serving fresh, cut up fruit for a function. They are easy for any age to be able to handle and it keeps people from being greedy with their servings. I fill my cups with the fresh fruit and top it off with several slices of strawberries. That way it is a pretty presentation and the strawberries don’ get soggy. Stick a plastic spoon in each cup and they’re ready to go. Arrange all your pretty cups on a tray, and people can come and get it when they want it. I love the idea of the pudding snacks too. Will have to try that. Looks like you’re all ready for the SuperBowl..I bought a small container of black, chalkboard paint today at Michael’s to try out on some small projects that I’ve seen. I have some Dollar Store trays too..I could apply the chalkboard paint on it, like you have. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

  16. Cute idea for decorating the cups! I like those containers. They look like serving dishes without the lids on. Any time I don’t have to use two containers (one for serving and one for storing) is a big plus in my book! 🙂

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