01/20/2014 04:21 EST | Updated 01/27/2014 02:59 EST

Super Bowl Party Ideas: How To Throw A Fun Football-Themed Party

ceramic football dish with salsa in it surrounded by chips

Now that the teams have been established for Super Bowl 2014, party themes can fall into place and the planning can really start. When the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2, 2014, households around North America will be cheering along and spreading out with their own tailgating parties, which is more than anyone attending the actual game will be able to say.

Even if you're not all that into football, Super Bowl provides a great excuse to throw a party in the dead of winter. The competing team colours offer an instant, if garish, decor scheme (navy, green and grey for the Seahawks; blue, orange and white for the Broncos), and while the game will naturally be the main focus, some side activities will be appreciated too.

We've pulled together 10 ideas to help make your Super Bowl party enjoyable for everyone — even fans of the losing team.

Super Bowl Party Ideas