Tuesday, January 29 2019
January has flown by and Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching! This day can be stressful to many people who are planning a party. You can minimize party planning stress by creating an organized check list of everything you’ll need to host the perfect Super Bowl party! Keep reading for some tips on how you can throw a memorable Super Bowl viewing party that both Patriots and Rams fans will enjoy.
Start with a clean setup. You want your home to be nice and clean and ready for guests. Be sure to target the spaces where guests are most likely to be: kitchen, guest bath, living room, and patio. Remove clutter and keep your home organized and ready for the event! Designate a main viewing area, and ensure the TV is dialed in—you don’t want any technological difficulties to disrupt the game! Get a headcount of how many people you will be hosting and set up extra seating accordingly! If your indoor viewing space connects to the outdoor patio area with large Bi-Fold Patio Doors, consider opening your folding patio doors and blending the two spaces into one—this will give guests the freedom to roam inside and out. Hang decorations around your home to create a festive environment and get everyone excited for the event.
To prepare for the party, you should also plan out your food and drink menu in advance. Provide plenty of snacks and ask guests to bring their favorite game time appetizers. Some good snack ideas that are better (and healthier) than your basic chips and party mix are: spinach artichoke dip, veggies and dip, fruit kabobs, guacamole, and more! Think outside the box and supply some tasty choices. For recipe inspiration, check out this excellent "Super Bowl Menu" on Delish.com! After you plan out your menu, head to the grocery store and get all the supplies—take a list with you so you don’t forget anything. Go to the store as soon as possible, so you can avoid the crazy crowds that will be there on the weekend. Don’t forget to buy napkins, cups, plates, and utensils so you won’t be stuck doing dishes on Sunday night when the party is over!
Bring some friendly competition to the party by setting up a “Super Bowl Squares” pool. This is a fun way to compete against other guests and win prizes. For a step-by-step guide on how to set up and run a Super Bowl Squares pool, click here.
DID YOU KNOW…?
1 | According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is America’s second-largest food consumption day (right behind Thanksgiving).
2 | In Las Vegas, more than $115 million is bet on the Super Bowl each year.
3 | 325.5 million gallons of beer is consumed by Americans on Super Bowl Sunday.
4 | Americans eat 1 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sundays.
5 | 30-second commercials in the 2019 Super Bowl are being sold for $5.1 – $5.3 million