It's that time of year again! Yes, we're talking about the Super Bowl. One of the biggest events on TV, the Super Bowl brings together friends, family, and even rivals to see who will get to go home with the ultimate trophy in football.
Now that the teams are set, you're ready to start planning your Super Bowl party. Whether you're getting together with dozens of friends and colleagues, or just watching on the couch with your family, there are steps everyone can take to prepare for this festive once-a-year event.
Preparing the house
Hosting a party? Start planning now to minimize stress on game day. Clean and tidy up any areas where guests will be hanging out. De-clutter your space and dust off any folding chairs or furniture you might need to drag out of storage. Give the house a deep clean so that on the Saturday before and on game day, all you need to do is run a quick vacuum and make sure the dishes are put away.
At least a week before, take stock of everything you might need to host a great party. Do you have enough plates, cups, and utensils? Did you make a plan for when you'll buy the food and drinks you need? And most importantly, have you invited everyone on your guest list? Give friends plenty of notice so that they know to come to your awesome party, not your neighbor's.
For the best Super Bowl viewing event, you want your snack game to be above and beyond. Sure, you could just buy some chips and salsa like everyone else — and you should! — but a truly memorable Super Bowl party will involve at least a few tasty homemade dishes as well. Think finger food and appetizers, like homemade buffalo wings with dip or loaded nachos.
Make a list of all the ingredients you need so you can buy these a few days ahead of time. Snacks like dips and sauces also usually hold well in the fridge, so save yourself the headache by making them in advance and bringing them out on game day.
It's the Super Bowl! Not only do you want to support your team, but you also want all your guests to show their pride as well. Ahead of time, find a way to let guests get involved and bring some team spirit to your party. For example, giving out custom iron-on transfers with your team's name and logo is a huge hit. This lets guests show off their team without having to buy expensive merch. Don't care who wins? You can always customize these with the Super Bowl name and year and give them out as party favors.
Even if your watch party is just you and your family, you can still get into the Super Bowl mood. It's not too late to declare loyalty to one side — pick a team and grab a custom bumper sticker to display on your car, window, or even your snack bowls and plates showing off your chosen team's name and cheering them to victory.
Whether you're watching the Super Bowl alone or with a huge group of friends, there are ways to make this a truly memorable event for everyone involved.
Plan your Super Bowl Sunday now and everyone will be raving about it for years to come.
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