It’s almost time for the big game, and you might be wondering what you need to do to host the best Super Bowl party to your friends and family. It doesn’t matter if your favorite team made it to the big game, there is always something for everyone: the amazingly expensive commercials, the explosive halftime show, and the game itself. Here are some tips to get you started on the right path to throwing an awesome Super Bowl party that will have your friends talking.
- Think your television isn’t big enough for the big game, but you aren’t ready to shell out the big bucks for that super big screen? There are several places that allow for relatively cheap rentals for larger televisions. This is something that may be good to do in advance if you are thinking of renting as these places may get a large number of customers at this time of year with the same game plan as you.
- What could be worse than not having enough food or even too much. Get a basic headcount of who is going to show up beforehand. There are great food calculators online that can help you determine how much food you will need to feed your guests. (Psst…you can Google It) If you decide to do all the food yourself you can find great deals with printable coupons, Internet and circulars.
- Most people like to have Soup for the Super Bowl or even chili — David, our accountant and so many other things in the office, recently made a meatless chili and if you want to add extra spice and flavor he also added extra jalapeño.
- Decorating!! My favorite topic! You can check out your local party store, dollar store or grocery store for some fun table decorations, balloons, napkins and paper plates. To take it one step further – check out Etsy for some fun printables to add to your food display, walls and games!
- Last and probably the most important — No Drinking, Texting & Driving! If you are hosting a party you could be liable – have a list of cab companies and possibly a designated driver.
These are just some tips on how to throw a great Super Bowl party. Think outside the box, and be creative. Of course, if you do an awesome job, you might be expected to throw it every year!