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Super Bowl Sunday: How to serve up chips and dip in championship style

Super Bowl Sunday: How to serve up chips and dip in championship style
This will be the talker at your Super Bowl party. (Wayfair)

On Super Bowl Sunday (this year, Feb. 4), the chip and dip game is strong, and whether the plan is to watch the championship plays, the half-time show (this year, Justin Timberlake) or just the commercials, everyone looks forward to a winning spread at the snack table — and a lineup of bowls designed to make you forget about those new year's resolutions.

To rock the guac and serve up that onion dip and salsa with style, consider the following plays:

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Team spirit

Go deep! NFL team logos are available on serving bowls, platters and more. Coordinate super-fan serving ware with napkins, tablecloths and cups in team colors. Divided loyalties? Consider blending the colors and logos of both teams, or dividing the buffet table down the center.

NFL Ceramic Gametime Bowl (all team logos available) $14.99, Bed Bath & Beyond
NFL Ceramic Gametime Bowl (all team logos available) $14.99, Bed Bath & Beyond (Bed Bath & Beyond)

Love of the game

If your favorite teams aren't playing, score points with non-logo'd, sports-themed serving ware. Set football-inspired bowls on green tablecloths and accessorize with black and white striped accessories, napkins and cups in a nod to the refs.

Game Day Ceramic Chip and Dip set, $24.99 at Wayfair
Game Day Ceramic Chip and Dip set, $24.99 at Wayfair (Wayfair)

Keep it simple

Unify a diverse buffet or snack table by keeping bowls and platters all the same color. All-white serving ware keeps it simple and pulls everything together. It's also easy for friends to contribute to the spread and still maintain a theme. Baskets and glass containers coordinate well on a single-color tablescape, and napkins and accessories can be chosen to match the monochromatic style or offered in team colors.

B. Smith two-tier chip and dip set, $29.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
B. Smith two-tier chip and dip set, $29.99, bedbathandbeyond.com (Bed Bath & Beyond)

Wine a little

Sure, football and beer go together like touchdowns and end zone dancing, but a chips and dip serving bowl designed to look like the top of a wine barrel is a winner for Team Oenophile. Score extra yardage for rustic charm.

Wine Barrel Top chip and dip bowl, $79, Pottery Barn
Wine Barrel Top chip and dip bowl, $79, Pottery Barn (Pottery Barn)

Odds-on favorites

Classic style is timeless. Bowls designed to look good at any event are always a good strategy. Consider gold accents, polka dots, shots of yellow and organic-inspired shapes.

Fiesta daffodil chip & dip set, $58, Macy's. Platter by Godinger Silver Art Co., $26.99, wayfair.com
Fiesta daffodil chip & dip set, $58, Macy's. Platter by Godinger Silver Art Co., $26.99, wayfair.com (Macy's, Wayfair)

Single-serving style

There may not be an "I," in "team," but when it comes to scooping snacks from the buffet table it's every wo(man) for her(him)self, and individual, hand-held bowls divided to accommodate both chips and dip are a winning proposition. Too big a crowd to purchase special bowls? Consider assembling seven-layer dip inside individual clear plastic, wide-mouthed cups for easy, single servings. Touchdown!

Ooma Bowl, $28. UncommonGoods,com
Ooma Bowl, $28. UncommonGoods,com (Uncommon Goods)

Bonnie McCarthy contributes to the Los Angeles Times as a home and lifestyle design writer. She enjoys scouting for directional trends and reporting on what's new and next. Follow her on Twitter @ThsAmericanHome

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