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6 Tips for the best Big Game Party
6 Tips for the Best Big Game Party
January is upon us, and if you’re a football fan, you know that means one thing – the Big Game! Yay. Whether you’re getting together to cheer your favorite team to victory or you’re just looking for a good reason to invite some friends over, here are some steps to host a Super Bowl party your friends won’t soon forget. We hope that you love these 6 Tips for the Best Big Game Party.
Focus on the food.
Four hours of football is exciting – and exhausting – so you’ll want to keep guests fueled with enough snacks on hand. The Big Game only happens once a year so don't hold back. Let your culinary skills shine or if that's not your thing, show what an amazing orderer of food you are (this really is an art). I am truly an expert when it comes to throwing a party with a combination of homemade items and things that I order in for delivery. Did you know that Instacart delivers wine and beer to your home? That's right, get groceries delivered to your home in less than an hour with Instacart. They shop at all of the local grocery stores which I love.
Cook at home and you can stick with the classics and serve up platters of wings and chips and dip, but you’ll be sure to impress the crowd if you get a little creative. Build an Instagram-worthy snack stadium or set up a baked potato bar for a more memorable meal. Shipt will also delivery groceries right to your door in as soon as an one hour. They offer a convenient app with row by row shopping of the grocery store along with a personalized shopper. We tried Shipt last year and loved them!
Favorite Big Game Recipes
Buffalo Chicken Rolls | Cocoa Rice Krispies Treats Footballs | Eggplant Bruschetta | French Dip Puffs | Pineapple Chicken Satay | Sweet & Sticky Chicken Drumsticks | Bacon Fried Mac & Cheese Bites | Southwestern Chorizo Deviled Eggs | Strawberry Pork Bruschetta | Pan Seared Lamb Sliders | Ham & Cheese Bruschetta Party Rolls | Shrimp Salad Topped Ritz Crackers | Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip
Get inspired with your drinks.
You can find lots of fun Super Bowl inspired cocktails online with a quick Google search and you can even create a signature cocktail for your party. We have done this a few times. If beer is your beverage of preference, stock the fridge with enough to last the game or find a store that sells mini-kegs of a local craft brew. Ask ahead of time what guests prefer and stock accordingly. Don’t forget about your designated drivers. Pick up some specialty sodas, root beers, or sparkling waters. They’re sure to appreciate the gesture.
Years ago we easily decorated our wine glasses and made them into football glasses with some white tape. They were a hit so we have done it again every year. Check out this easy DIY Washi Tape Football Glass.
You can also order some seriously adorable football stuff like glassware and serving dishes online as well:
Decorate your space.
Make your Super Bowl party even more festive with some fun themed decorations. Pick up plates, cups, and napkins in the colors of your favorite team, or convert a green plastic tablecloth into a football field with a few pieces of white tape and some scissors. You can find football-themed banners and garlands, flags, balloons, and other fun decor to incorporate into your home. They make some really inspired and unique items for your home like these:
Make your guests comfortable.
Nobody wants to spend four hours standing around a television. Ensure you have enough seating for your friends and family to enjoy the game comfortably. We are loving these If you can’t fit everyone on the couch, bring in the chairs from the dining room or throw some cushions and pillows on the floor for makeshift seating. You can always go on a quick run to the store for some folding seats. Don’t be afraid to move some furniture around if you need to make more space.
Last year, we grabbed a few of these cool Adjustable Memory Foam Floor Chairs and it's been a favorite of guests ever since plus you can get it in your favorite team's color:
Enjoy the game.
The Super Bowl should be the star of the show – after all, that’s why you’re here! Turn on the television, up the volume and cheer for your favorite team. If you’re in a house full of super intense football fans, this will probably be enough entertainment to last the evening, but if you’re really just in it for the funny commercials, consider ways to make things a little more exciting. Create scorecards and assign points to the funniest ads of the evening or find a fun Super Bowl Bingo printable for your guests to fill out. To make the game itself a bit more engaging, place some fun bets around who’s going to win.
Get everyone home safely.
The Super Bowl can be a ton of fun, but once the big game has finished up, you shouldn’t call it a night right away. Chances are, your friends have enjoyed a beverage (or three), and they might need some time to sober up before they head home. It’s always a good idea to let someone sleep it off if they don’t feel comfortable hitting the road, so if you have a guest room or air mattress, you shouldn’t hesitate to extend the offer. Don’t be afraid to call a cab or an Uber for someone dead-set on getting home, either. You’ll rest better knowing you did the responsible thing.
When it’s all over, sit back and congratulate yourself on a job well done. With a little prep work and good company, you’re guaranteed to turn this Super Bowl Sunday into a great evening that you and your guests won’t soon forget! We hope that you are inspired by these 6 Tips for the best Big Game Party. Thanks for reading!