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Of course, there’s the “big game” coming up this Sunday, but if you’re like me, you’re more into board games, card games and puzzles. I have quite the collection at this point, but some of them have been with me since I was a kid and are missing crucial pieces or are just looking shabby. Fortunately, there are a bunch of nifty craft ideas for old game boards, cards and pieces so I can turn my old amusements into something equally diverting.

Make valentines and more crafts with game pieces from HGTV's Design Happens blog!
Give your valentine a piece of your heart and a few pieces of your games with these card ideas from Camille Styles. Old Bingo cards adorned with hearts have a vintage charm and Scrabble tiles are great for spelling out your sweet nothings.

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The Super Bowl is in a couple of days, and whether you love or hate the sport, it’s the perfect excuse to throw a party. I’m sure you’ve spent all your time picking out the food and drinks, and now you’re stuck with a messy house. If you don’t have time to thoroughly clean your home for your guests, just worry about making it clean enough. I know, I know I’m not supposed to encourage that, but sometimes you’ve got to fake it ’til ya make it, people.

Sabrina Soto

Here are a few quick cleaning tips:

  • Focus only on areas your guests will see (the foyer, media room, guest bathroom, etc.).
  • Give the room a decluttered look by placing magazines, cords and other items in stylish trays and storage bins.
  • Wipe down all surfaces.
  • Carry a laundry basket to pick up displaced items while doing a quick sweep in each room.

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What are your favorite last-minute cleaning tips?

If you’re like me, you’re very “whatever” about the Super Bowl game itself. I tune in for the half-time show (go Beyonce!) and, of course, the commercials. I will admit that I enjoy attending parties where the majority is rooting for one team — I then like to cheer on the opposite team (very loudly). Irritating friends who take the game so seriously keeps me alert while the game is on. Back to those commercials…

Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY has come up with a fun way to let everyone in the room know your take on all those ads – commercial rating signs! Click on over to her site for the free printables. Pretty great idea, right?

Super Bowl Game

 Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend, everybody!

Like HGTV.com, DIYNetwork.com put together a list of their most pinned images of 2012. This photo from an episode of DIY’s Man Caves was a huge hit for our sister network.

The beer keg bar stools are an irresistible project to try — and if you start now, perhaps you can have yours completed in time for your Super Bowl party (February 3)?

Keg Bar Stools

Tell me in the Comments, are you hosting a Super Bowl XLVII gathering? Don’t you think these keg bar stools would impress your guests?

Is everyone ready for the big game tonight? It’s the Giants vs. Patriots, and I’m rooting for the football. Ha!  Let’s face it, for many of us the best part about Super Bowl Sunday is the food and drink that comes with such an occasion. Did you see all the nifty bowls Briana delighted the other day? They’re perfect to fill with your favorite munchies for casual, at-home gatherings like tonight. And since Briana found the perfect party bowls, I’ve been on a quest to find the most amazing football-themed, Super Bowl party decor. My findings may have turned me onto the sport even more just so I can incorporate football-shaped food into my shindigs come fall. Adorable.

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OK, is anyone else feeling hungry? I definitely wouldn’t mind eating chili from a mason jar (being from the South and all). Our friends at FoodNetwork.com have plenty of game-day recipes to keep you satisfied while the Giants and Patriots battle it out.

So tell us, how will you be watching the Super Bowl? Are you hosting a big-game bash?

For me, watching sports is like seeing ducks in a pond quack at one another. Why are fans always screaming, flapping 4-foot foam hands and sporting high-energy face paint? It makes me wanna give everyone a permanent time out. (And while I can barely remember who’s playing, I do know that Genevieve Morton and the Black Eyed Peas left me off their Super Bowl Bash guest list.)

So as Super Bowl Sunday approaches, I’ve become obsessed with trying to conceptualize a football-centric space that doesn’t suck. What could be manly enough for a rugged fullback yet possess enough panache for a polished, proper prince? Hell if I know, but if they are going to co-exist, here are the items certain to help.

Superbowl Decor Restoration Hardware Leather Sofa Man Cave

The Kensington sofa from Restoration Hardware. It’s got the aged leather look any dude will dig and diamond tufting befitting of the most dashing of Dukes.

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Last year my grandmother called me and told me that she was throwing a Superbowl party at her home. About 10 minutes into the conversation I realized that she had no clue what the Superbowl was. She was preparing a 4 course, sit-down meal for 12 people! So I staged a Superbowl party intervention.

The most important part of throwing a party is to understand what you are celebrating. In the case of a Superbowl party, you need to plan your event around the television screen. First, clear your knick-knacks off of every table that surrounds the television area. Those tables should be for food and drinks, because no one wants to walk too far away from the big game.

Designate one table for the main dish, in this case I ordered sub sandwiches. I like to figure 2 feet for every 5 people when ordering a Sub. On that same table you can put a nice big salad and some big plates, heavy duty napkins and cutlery. A few years ago I bought 2 dozen cafeteria trays, and every Superbowl I put a piece of construction paper (usually in my home team’s colors) on each one and stack them next to the sandwiches. This way, people know its okay to take their food back to the couch with them, and they have a tray to eat over.

It gives your party a fun and casual vibe. Cafeteria trays cost about $2 each at a restaurant supply store and they are sold online for about the same price. (Fun tip: use them for spontaneous backyard sledding when winter comes!)  Scatter salty snacks on side tables close to couches, so people can reach-n-eat.

Craque is a new snack sold on Etsty (HERE). It’s my Superbowl Snack Pick. They sell Craque Corn (popcorn dunked in chocolate and peanut butter, covered in powdered sugar) and Original Craque (chocolate and peanut butter in a thin crunchy shell, covered in powdered sugar). Put bowls of this delicious snack out on the table and it will be gone before half time. Added bonus, Craque is handmade, and supporting the Handmade Movement gives you big-time bonus points!

On the coffee table place a veggie platter with dipping sauce and hot wngs with dipping sauce. Because hot wings leave a mess, I put metal buckets on the ground under the coffee table to hold discarded wing scraps and napkins.

The buckets, like the cafeteria trays reinforce the fun, casual vibe of the party. Last, I keep coolers filled with beer and soda next to the couches to make it feel more like a parking lot tailgate party.

For game watching fun I hand out Bad Call bricks. They are really just pieces of foam painted in red. Whenever someone thinks the ref made a bad call, they can throw the brick at the television. A Superbowl Point Spread Pool is also a fun activity for the party. This pool calls for no skill or knowledge of the game of football, so it’s fun for everyone. Making one is super easy; all you need is a big piece of paper and a big marker. Learn to make one HERE.  Last but certainly not least, remember to have fun! If the host is having fun then the guests will follow!

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