It was kind of a spur of the moment idea when one of our 4th grade teachers came to me with a thought about something to do for baseball season's opening day and we hadn't gotten past the Super Bowl yet. So our conversation morphed into having some kind of staff event for the Super Bowl first. He got some information from his wife about her school pulled something like this off and we adapted it to our school.
It would be a Soup-er Bowl party of a different kind with homemade soups, salads, breads, and desserts. He set up a sign-up sheet and I sent it to all the staff and they embraced it by signing up and adding to it. This all took place about a week before the actual event which was to be held on the Friday before the actual Super Bowl game.
We had four different soups - split pea, vegetable, chicken noodle, and potato leek which we kept warm all morning in crock pots in the office so as not to trip a breaker in the faculty room. The set-up committee did a wonderful job getting everything out and ready for the first lunch.
I brought in the bottom of my underbed wrapping paper bin which we put ice in to keep the cold things cold. It was a build your own salad bar with several different kinds of greens, chicken, ham, olives, cukes, tomatoes, cheeses, croutons, carrots, peppers, chick peas, bacon bits, and several different kinds of dressings.
The bread and desserts were scattered down the middle of the two long tables where they eat.
As a very last minute idea, I set up a raffle for those that participated to take part in. They got a ticket they could place in the cup of the team they thought would be the winner of the game on Sunday.
Here's my counter sign for the day. A quote by Michael Jordan.
I half-heartedly watched the game not having a real interest in either team just the commercials and the half-time show. It was pretty disappointing all around. The Patriots beat the Rams 13-3, as you've probably heard by now. Monday morning I picked from the Pats cup and our winner got a Dunkin Donuts gift card.