My husband and I have had a love/hate relationship with the Super Bowl. Love it because it’s the best two teams pit against each other in a fit of male testosterone and hate it because seldom are we in the same city, at the same time. This year we actually get to watch the game together. That means getting my house ready for game day.
During the game, no one wants to miss a thing, especially not the commercials. Usually when I throw a party, I’ll have staging areas around the house to get people to mingle. Appetizers in one area, drinks and dessert in another. Not this time. All the food, refreshments and party games will be in one area – near the TV.
Step 1: Get your seating arranged. You’ll probably have to move your furniture around to make sure everyone has a good view of the game. Don’t think you have to pull out the folding chairs if you don’t have enough seating. Bean bags and large pillows on the floor work fine too. It’s the Super Bowl so it’s OK to revert back to your college days.
Step 2: Finger foods are king. Your guests will be eating in front of the television so this is not the time to serve food that requires a knife and a fork. Foods that can be eaten in 1 or 2 bites are perfect. Dips are also a good choice. Don’t think that you have to make all your foods from scratch! If you want to, go for it but adding items such as Tysons Any’tizers makes preparations a little bit easier for you.
Step 3: Ice cold beverages. We have this wonderful party cooler that sits on a stand and has a lid to keep everything really cold. Buy canned or bottled beverages, a few bags of ice and throw them in a cooler so your guests can easily serve themselves.
Step 4: Decorate! Of course this isn’t a necessity but a few decorations puts everyone in the party mood. Grab a colored tablecloth, some balloons and a few streamers and get decorating. Pull your footballs out of the garage and use them as props. Does your child collect football cards? Use them as decorations.
Step 5: Party games. Usually there are a couple of people who aren’t that into football but they are sure into having fun. Make a list of things that could potentially happen during the game such as a two-point conversion, defensive touchdown, blocked field goal, etc. and write them on small, individual pieces of paper, then fold. When your guests arrive, have them draw one piece of paper and if their event happens during the game, they win a prize!
However you decide to spend Game Day, please do so safe and responsibly. With Manning vs. Brady, it’s sure to be a good one!
Tyson Any’tizers are a great snack that satisfies your kids on game day or any day!
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