Weight Watchers Big Game Hosted Party #WWSociety

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DISCLOSURE: I received free products from Crowdtap and Weight Watchers in order to host the Weight Watchers Big Game Hosted Party. All opinions are my own.

I'm not a huge football fan. Our home team (the Washington Redskins) haven't been very good in YEARS! But, it's been a family tradition to meet up at my Aunt's house on Super Bowl Sunday for food (usually, lots of it) and conversation. As our parents have gotten older, they've been more reluctant to throw parties and it has been up to my siblings and I to continue to the traditions.

This year, no one had volunteered to host the Super Bowl. I had applied to host the Weight Watchers Super Bowl Party through Crowdtap, not really realizing what weekend it was. So, of course, when I was accepted, it dawned on me that I'm actually working that entire weekend! My Mom's birthday was a few days before the Super Bowl and because we weren't able to meet up with her on her actual birthday, my sisters and I decided we should have the Super Bowl party at her house and celebrate her birthday at the same time.

My one sister had recently moved and wasn't going to have cable installed until a couple days after the Super Bowl. We have been without pay TV for over a year and my other sister lives in a small one-bedroom apartment in DC. We figured our parents' home would be the perfect place to have the party!

Crowdtap and Weight Watchers sent a fun kit that included:

  • 10 Weight Watchers "The Big Game" Recipe Books
  • 1 Football Tablecloth
  • 10 Custom Eye Black Sticker Sheets
  • 10 Foam Fingers
  • 10 Blue Bead Necklaces
  • 10 Football Hats
  • 50 Football Flag Picks
  • 1 Paper Football Garland
  • 1 Football Chip and Dip Tray
  • 24 Football Paper Plates
  • 10 Football Cups
  • 1 Tabletop Football Game
  • 24 Referee Napkins
I didn't have much time to prepare for the party. The kit arrived the Friday before the Super Bowl and I had to work Friday, Saturday and Super Bowl Sunday. The idea was to prepare healthy food from the included recipe books, but we only managed to make one thing from it. But, that didn't mean we didn't have a lot of good food!

We brought baked chicken wings, meatballs, a veggie and hummus platter, and chips with salsa and guacamole. From the Weight Watchers recipe book, we made Cauliflower Poppers. (recipe below) It helped to balance out all the meat that others brought!

My Mom made a ham. My sister and her husband brought some pulled pork that they made and brisket that they bought, along with some pickled veggies. My other sister made a Spinach Artichoke Dip. My Aunt made a rice soup. I also made these football-shaped brownies.

The day before the Super Bowl, my Mom had text me saying her heat wasn't working. We almost had to cancel, but my Dad really wanted us all to come over. So we brought space heaters and bundled up.

Mom blowing out the candle on her football birthday ice cream cake

It was a lot of fun. Half of the guests were rooting for the Patriots, but we were all surprised when they won in the end!  Thanks to Crowdtap and Weight Watchers for a fun party!


Cauliflower Poppers
0 Weight Watchers Points

1 head medium uncooked cauliflower
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Cooking spray

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a cooking sheet with baking spray.

2.  Cut cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces (there should be about 4 cups). Place cauliflower in a medium bowl and add cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat.

3.  Spread cauliflower on prepared baking sheet and bake until cauliflower is tender,but not mushy, stirring halfway through cooking (recipe says 10 minutes, we did it for about 15).

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