It’s no secret that Swifties have taken over the NFL. Ever since Taylor Swift made her Chiefs Kingdom debut to support her boyfriend and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in September, the pop star’s fans have been showing up and tuning in to NFL games.
The attention of Swifties has proved to be an economic boon for the NFL. While some people may be bothered by how much attention NFL broadcasts have seemingly given Swift, the reality is the actual airtime doesn’t add up to much.
Now that the Chiefs will be in Super Bowl 58, Swifties are waiting to see whether their favorite singer will make it to Las Vegas to cheer on the team Sunday. This week, Swift is bringing her smash-hit Eras tour to Tokyo, right before Kelce’s big game.
Whether Swift is in attendance, you can still count on die-hard Swifties like myself to cheer on Kelce and the rest of the Chiefs when they play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, I plan to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl in true Swiftie style. I’m inviting my friends over for a Swift-themed party where football will take a back seat to the singer. (And, yes, I’m still holding out hope to see her.)
Read on for my tips for planning your own Swift-themed Super Bowl party. For more, here’s how to watch Super Bowl 58, and everything you need to know about Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert film.
Curate the right music
A party is not a party without a great playlist. For my Super Bowl party, I’ve done my best to curate a Swift-forward playlist that captures some of the pregame hype. So I aimed to include songs that are more like Shake it Off (Taylor’s Version) and a bit less like All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).
Come up with themed snacks and drinks
The first thing I did when planning this party was to come up with punny cocktail and mocktail names for the drinks we’ll have. This is a fun way to get your friends involved and a super cute way to celebrate. If you’re short on ideas, Blake Lively (a notable member of the pop star’s squad) has you covered with some Swift-themed Super Bowl beverages.
Create friendship bracelet party favors
A Swift concert tradition that you can bring to your game day party is making themed friendship bracelets for your guests. This is a newer tradition, which began at the start of the 2023 leg of her Eras tour as a reference to the song You’re On Your Own, Kid from her Midnights album. Essentially, fans create friendship bracelets based on song lyrics, quotes from Swift or even funny fandom moments.
You can easily apply this same logic to your Super Bowl party by making friendship bracelets that reference both Taylor and Travis. You could include a reference to Kelce’s jersey number (87) or Swift’s lucky number (13). Or you could even take a page out of the couple’s book, and make a bracelet featuring their nickname TNT.