Super Bowl is right around the corner and whether or not football suits your fancy, we can all agree the day offers up an opportunity to indulge in a plethora of delicious dips, desserts and dairy. Below, find our roundup of the tastiest offerings for your upcoming party—whether it’s to watch the game, commercials or Katy Perry.

 

1. Jalapeño Honey Hummus with Spiced Olive Oil Tortilla
    No need to buy hummus or chips at the store with this gem. 


Photo courtesy of Jessica Merchant


2. Kale and Artichoke Dip
    Sure, it may have five different cheeses in it, but there is also kale, so we can count it as healthy.

Photo courtesy of The Cozy Apron

3. Bacon-Wrapped Fries
    Anything with bacon tends to be a smash hit with guests. Bacon and avocado? These fries are             likely to last no more than five minutes. 

Photo courtesy of Kirbie's Cravings

4. Guacamole with Charred Jalapeño and Scallions
    Guacamole is always a crowd pleaser, but adding a kick will make it that much more popualar.

Photo courtesy of Food and Wine

5. Hot and Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip
    Five cheeses and bacon? A perfect combination to make it the star of your party. 

Photo courtesy of Jessica Merchant

6. Touchdown Brownies
     That caramel. That chocolate. Those pretzels. It's going to be next to impossible not to scarf these      down before your guests arrive. 

Photo courtesy of The BakerMama

7. Greek Goddess Chickpea and Quinoa Nachos
     Sure, Super Bowl snacks tend to total your allotted calories for the week, but that doesn't have to        be the case with this twist on a classic app. 

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

8. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
     No football party is complete without some form of buffalo chicken. This dip is delicious and guilt-        free.

Photo courtesy of Gina Homolka

9. Jalapeño Poppers 
    Droolworthy melted cheese stuffed into a hot, fried pepper. No better combination. 

Photo courtesy of Whisk The Pantry

10. Homemade Snickers
      Celebrate (or not) the victor of the game with this on point desert. Who could resist?

Photo courtesy of Jessica Merchant

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.