Valdosta Daily Times


January 26, 2014

Brittany's Budget Diary

How to not look like a sissy on Super Bowl Sunday


SAVANNAH — Hot dogs

I love making hot dog bars for parties. I cook a bunch of hot dogs, put out cheese, onion, tomato and chili toppings, and let people have at it! For a small party, you can get away with spending $30.


For the domestically challenged

If you absolutely don’t want to cook, and just want to focus on your game cheers, pizza is always, always, always the best way to go. It requires no sides and one pie can feed multiple people (usually).



Whether it’s brew or just some good ole’ pop, ask people to bring their own drinks. As a fail-safe, buy one or two 2 liters of soda. It will cost you just over $2.

Décor not required

Don’t spend money on all of the silly football printed-paper plates and Super Bowl banners. Seriously, it’s a glorified football game, not Christmas. Save that enthusiasm for something that matters, like my birthday.


There you have it budgeteers! It’s everything you need to throw a stellar Super Bowl party. You’ll notice that every tip deals with food — that’s on purpose. It’s not a Sweet 16 people, get your game face on because your guests are looking for two things: glory and grub. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook at and follow me on Twitter @BudgetBrittany.

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