For some this year’s Super Bowl may be all about the battle played out on the field between the Patriots and the Seahawks but for the majority of Sunday night’s viewers the game is just a back drop for eating, socializing and critiquing the Super Bowl commercials and half time show.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party there are some definite rules and regulations to ensure your party scores big on game day.
- Only a few of the most die-hard football fans truly care about the outcome of the game if their favorite team is not in the competition. So, since the Bears are not playing, chances are the game will be more of a side note to the food and fun you have planned.
- Set up your T.V. for the best viewing of the game for all your guests.
- Set up multiple T.V’s in various rooms if you are able. This makes sure no one misses any of the commercials, oops we mean action on the field.
- Make sure your cable is working – you do not want any surprises come kick-off.
- Cook, cater, or pick up snacks. No one cares what you do but whatever you decide to do, do lots of. The Super Bowl is a nash-fest.
- If you are cooking, make some things ahead of time. You’ll have more fun at your own party if you do.
- Get creative with you decorations. Turn your kitchen table into a field full of food. Put your beverages into an inflatable football.
- Plan games. Everyone loves betting on the Super Bowl and the best way to do this is through betting squares. You can play for money or silly gifts (bobble-head dolls, for example) but this is a definite part of the party experience.
- Do some minimal picking up/cleaning – Remember it’s Super Bowl not a fancy dinner party so perfection is not required.
- Rearrange some furniture for optimal viewing and comfort.
- Pick up your catering or do some more cooking.
- Chill your drinks.
- Welcome your guests and have fun yourself!