How to Plan Your Super Bowl Party in Iowa

The Super Bowl is fast approaching, and while the players are preparing for game day, most of us are busy preparing our watch parties. Save yourself the hours and stress of Googling and planning and check out our list of places to host, cater and decorate for the ultimate Super Bowl party in Iowa. 

Host at Gameday

Des Moines

With packages starting as low as $160, Gameday in Des Moines is the premier destination to host your Super Bowl party. The spot offers a multitude of packages to fit your budget and party size, like the Heisman Package ($160), which includes one hour of unlimited arcade games, a $10 game card per guest, two 16-in. pizzas and pitchers of your beverage of choice. Each package does offer private event space and features a multitude of flatscreens streaming the big game.

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Decorate with Celebrations 


What good is a themed party if you can’t see the theme? Celebrations in Ames has your Super Bowl-themed party supplies and décor covered by offering a selection of football-themed balloon bouquets, plates, disposable utensils, tents, signs and even Jell-o shot syringes. Celebrations is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The Station on Ingersoll Wings

Cater with The Station on Ingersoll

Des Moines

With up to 16 flavors of wings to choose from and elevated appetizers like the crab rangoon nachos (handcrafted creamy crab rangoon dip served atop fried wonton chips, scallions and a chili-lime sauce), The Station on Ingersoll in Des Moines has an abundance of options that will be the life of the party. The sports spot offers two catering options: one to have the food ready and dropped off at your home, or to have a full waitstaff cater and service your party. Add-ons are available for sides like beer cheese and fries, in addition to a kid’s menu for little ones in attendance.

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Host at Players Sports Bar and Grill 

Iowa City 

In order to host your Super Bowl soiree at Players Sports Bar and Grill in Iowa City, it is highly recommended to place reservations in advance (they are the most popular sports bar for a reason). Players offers catering for as few as 10 guests and as high as 200. The sports destination comes equipped with a brand new bar, state-of-the-art sound system and, most importantly, tons of flat-screen TV’s to show the big game. For pricing, reach out to the bar directly. 

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Decorations from Party City

Decorate with Party City


Party City can be found all over Iowa, and the spot carries everything you will need to get your party looking Super Bowl-ready for an affordable price. The shop offers everything Super Bowl, from plates, utensils, table covers, streamers, signs, (fake) signed footballs, food holders, helmets–if you can imagine it, Party City has it. You can have the supplies delivered to your door the same day you place the order, or shop in-store yourself. 

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Cater with Baratta’s 

South Union Des Moines

Unlike most restaurants that happen to cater, Baratta’s is famous for its catering. The Italian spot has won two awards in a row for its exceptional service and is one of the only eateries to offer its entire menu for catering. Everything from your favorite pasta and pizzas to the to-die-for barbecue and seafood is available and serves as few as 15 people. You can choose to have Baratta’s waitstaff service your party or have it delivered hot and ready to your door in time for kick-off.

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