Grown-Up Super Bowl Parties Are So Much Better.

Super Bowl XLVI

I’ve been a card carrying grown-up for a few years now and I have to say that I haven’t been all that impressed by it, at least I wasn’t until Sunday. This year was the first year I went to a Super Bowl where everyone there was my age and also (at least) semi-grown ups.  It was spectacular. Grown-up Super Bowl parties are so much better. Here are some of the highlights

1. The food.

Oh my heavens the food! There were exotic cheeses, Chinese fusion barbeque ribs, dips the likes of which I had never seen but had expensive ingredients, homemade clam chowder, whole wheat chips, winter vegetable salads, and all manner of homemade desserts. It was decadence. I remember Super Bowl parties in college that were considered “fancy” because they put the store bought dip in bowls.

2. The beer.

I’ve never seen so many varied beers/porters/ales and they come in such pretty bottles and almost all are special issue. Special issue y’all. This was some highfalutin beer and I liked it. (Or at least I liked the dark ones, I’m not much of a pale ale fan) Compare this to the Keystone Light that was a staple at every college Super Bowl party and I believe grown-up Super Bowl parties assert their domination again.

3. The people.

Dude. Grown-ups are fun. Like, really fun. I had a blast and also I definitely felt like the conversations and humor were a bit elevated. Or, you know, it seemed that way because it was coming from grown-ups. Whatever, it was uber-fun. (Uber seems like something a grown-up would say, right?)

In conclusion, being a grown-up isn’t all bad especially if it means you eat and drink and laugh like this most of the time. So, I guess what I’m saying is that I’m ok with being a grown-up, if only during the Super Bowl.

20 thoughts on “Grown-Up Super Bowl Parties Are So Much Better.

  1. Hi there, I was just going around the Internet when I bumped into this website.

    Superbowl? Living in Canada, I never actually got the chance to see what all the excitement is all about. It’s true I do see other people talking about it while I am outside & in coffee shops.

    Oh I never really understood the game in the first place.

    I have experienced other parties before. Grown-up Superbowl, I unfortunately can’t related LOL.

  2. Hi,

    Found your site loading up WordPress. LIke this piece. Recently, the wife and I discovered the most amazing way to party for the superbowl… home alone!

    We don’t have to clean. We still cook amazing food for each other, beer is cheap, parking is front row and free. The temperature is 72 degrees, and no line for the bathroom. Also, with just the wifey and I, it is pretty quiet. So, we get to see the game AND the commercials.

    and the best part… no drinking and driving to get home. I was so tickled with my home made tater skins I had to facebook them for all of America to dig.

    1. That’s true! There is nothing so nice as spending time alone with someone you love and enjoying things together. 🙂 Also, I would love your tater skin recipe if you’re handing it out…

  3. I sent my husband out to party instead of me! Not so much a party here though, but at least they saw the game… and stayed up late… and drank beer…

  4. So, I suppose Digory in the Magician’s Nephew wasn’t all wrong; sometimes, grown-ups aren’t always thinking of uninteresting explanations. 🙂

  5. Ha ha …. yea I have been going to adult super bowl parties for a few years now.
    I have to say I like them better now.
    But only cause I can drink now.

    P.S. Nominated you for an award today!!!

  6. Keystone Light… Yeah I don’t miss those days, or the Icehouse ones. Fancy beer in pretty bottles is so much better! If only we knew then what we know now.

  7. Are you sure you weren’t just drunk on dark beer? 😉

    Glad you had fun! I stayed home and watched “Prom” and “Black Swan” (again). It was awesome.

    1. Haha! Wouldn’t it be funny if I wrote this blog about how awesome it was and everyone else there thought it was lame and the only reason I liked it is because I had dark beer goggles on??? 😉

  8. Ah, welcome to the world of the grown-ups. I, for one, have been a grown-up for decades, but can flip back at will whenever I choose (like when getting together with my high school friends). It’s the best of both worlds.

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