When I was a little kid, I remember my father and my uncles gathering in our living room to scream and cheer at the TV, while they watched the most popular football game of the season. For a lot of us, Super Bowl Sunday is as big, if not bigger, of a deal than Christmas dinner. A Super Bowl gathering is so special to us because it combines the excitement and spectacle of attending a live sporting event with the comfort and tradition of celebrating at home with family and friends. So here are some tips for throwing the best super bowl party!
My buddies and I have been rotating hosting Super Bowl parties for years now, and this year it is my turn. Once I’ve checked off the basics from the list -a semi-clean apartment, a pretty full guest list, and a big screen TV, there are few other things I need to prepare to make sure that I throw an epically successful Super Bowl party. Don't forget to clean yourself before the party! Be sure to get a clean shave with some shaving cream and a shaving brush for the ultimate shave! As well as utilize some of our other premium grooming products. If you have a long beard or cool mustache style, be sure to check out our beard conditioner.
Unlike other parties you may host throughout the year, this one is centered around what’s going on your television. Therefore, you need to make sure that you ample seating in your living room, and that everything is positioned to face the star of your party- the football game. Obviously, you have a couch for some seating, but you can also pick up a bean bag chair or two or some oversized throw pillows for additional seating.
The nice thing about a Super Bowl Party is that no one is really expecting a fancy five-course meal, so that takes some labor off of your plate. Having said that, you need to be able to feed your guests throughout the day. Finger foods, like chips and dip, cheese sticks, sandwiches and buffalo wings are usually acceptable. I also go an extra mile and whip a salad and a tray of my “famous” lasagna so that my friends can have something more substantial, especially if they will be spending the whole day at my place.
Drinks and Ice
With all of the beer commercials that are bound to show up during breaks, a case of our favorite beer is a no-brainer to pick up. But you also can’t forget to grab some non-alcoholic beverages like sodas and water too. I also went to the dollar store this year and picked up 2 huge tubs/buckets to put in the living room. I plan on filling them with ice and putting some beverages in that.
This way my guests don’t have to miss any important plays because they have to walk into the kitchen and grab a fresh drink. Another essential you need to make sure you have is a bottle opener- I can’t count the number of times that I’ve brought a six pack of my favorite craft beer over to a friend’s house, just to find out he didn’t have anything I could use to open my beer with.
Disposable Paper Goods
Do yourself a favor and pick up some paper plates and cups. After a full day of hosting and celebrating the big game, I promise you are not going to want to tackle a huge pile of dirty dishes in your kitchen sink. If you are into keeping a theme when you throw parties, you can choose colors that correspond to the team colors of who’s playing or if you’re like me- look for cheap and sturdy. Also, don’t forget to pick up napkins and utensils, if you need.
A Super Bowl party is really casual, so you can really do as much or as little as you’d like. Just make sure you cover the basics, and you’ll have a great time. Enjoy the big game!