Whether you are cheering on your favorite team or just enjoying the over the top commercials and spectacular snack spread, Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect day to come together with family and friends. This unofficial holiday is guaranteed to bring a rambunctious crowd, so it is important to not drop the ball when hosting your big game watch party. Here are the best ways to avoid a fumble during all of your Super Bowl 56 festivities!
Run Interference On Equipment
The number one step in hosting a Super Bowl party is to ensure that your television and sound system are in good working order. Check that all streaming platforms and software are up-to-date. Additionally, have extra batteries on hand in case the remote runs out of juice.
Score On Snacks
Did you know that over one billion chicken wings were consumed on Super Bowl Sunday in 2020? To say this is the MVP of game day grub is quite an understatement! When selecting top contenders for your big game spread, look for simple dishes that guests can grab on-the-go, that do not require silverware.
Wings, sliders, ribs, and pizza are all fantastic for the main course. For your second-string snacks, consider potato skins, jalapeño poppers, chips and dip, and of course, some sweet treats. Moreover, invest in insulated food containers and warming trays to keep food serve-ready and safe to eat.
Lastly, remember to pace yourself. This game will run for just under four hours. You don’t want to run out of food before halftime! Make a point to prep all of your food prior to guests arriving and then serve dishes throughout the four quarters.
Eliminate Blind Sides
Everyone wants a front-row seat for the big game! Therefore, rearrange the room to accommodate all of your guests. Moreover, make sure that food and drink stations are easily accessible and in the room with the television.
Game Plan For Messes
Fumbles, trick plays, and Hail Mary passes are moments that can make or break a game. They can also wreak havoc on your living space. Thus, always prepare for the worst. Move breakable objects out of harm’s way, cover eating surfaces with disposable table cloths, and have supplies on hand for when incomplete passes do occur.
Additionally, nix the fancy serve ware and stick to paper or plastic. This will lessen the risk of shattering glass and expedite clean-up after the game. Finally, one can never have too many napkins. Disperse them throughout the room and near the food.
Strategize Safe Rides
As the host, you are responsible for your guests. This includes safety after the game. Research safe transportation options in your area for the guests who celebrate a bit too much. Companies like Uber, Lyft, and AAA have offered free or discounted rides in years past on this heavy drinking holiday.
Furthermore, as your guests arrive, advise them on where to park and invite them to leave their vehicles overnight. Lastly, post your address on the inside of the front door and near the bathroom for guests to easily set up a responsible ride home.