We prepared a bunch of ingredients for quesadillas and placed them in labeled containers on the bar.
The football crispy bars were new this year, too. They were basically standard rice crispy bars, made with CoCo Puffs, in the shape of footballs with white chocolate laces. I used a 1/2 c. measuring cup to pack the mixture and then formed them into footballs. The laces really made them, though. These may make a repeat appearance at tailgate parties to come.
We also walked away with some lessons learned for our next Super Bowl party:
- Don't suggest people bring things to share. This really puts a kink in the planning process. It was SUPER nice of everyone to bring something, but now we are left with lots of extra quesadilla supplies. Next time, if you want to suggest people bring something to share - emphasize a drink.
- Make an earlier start time. This will allow people to arrive casually but before the game (commercial) begins.
- As Rich said - the make-your-own quesadillas idea was a good one, just poorly executed. It was too hard to have people make their own food, when prepared food was ready and waiting. If we were to do this again, the quesadillas would need to be the main event.
- If possible, have a bigger space to entertain. This fits nicely in our plan - but it sure would be nice to make it a reality.
And because I wasn't in that one - here's one of me and Rich. :)