It’s Super Bowl party time. On Sunday, February 1st, the hard fought battle between the New England Patriots and last year’s champion the Seattle Seahawks will take place. The teams will hit the field for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in sunny Glendale, Arizona. It has been said that the Super Bowl is one of the largest and most fun celebrations. And year after year it lands at the top of the ratings. Making it one of the most watched television programs. Everywhere you go these days it’s all about Super Bowl fun and festivities. And with weeks of hype who doesn’t want to host a Super Bowl party? It really makes no difference if you’re into football or not. We all know the Super Bowl and parties go hand and hand.
Super Bowl Party Etiquette
Unbelievably last year over 111 million people watch the Super Bowl. That makes for a lot of planning and a whole lot of parties. And really with all those Super Bowl parties there’s bound to be a blunder or two.
Plan Ahead. You don’t want to be the one stuck in the kitchen the entire game. Create a plan that includes a budget and party checklist and then use them. That way you are sure to remember every last thing you’ll need. And get all done by kick-off.
Do your Homework, Game Day Homework. Whether you’re a football fan or all about the commercials. Whether you know what a fumble or a quarterback sneak is. You want to enjoy the Super Bowl party experience. So brush up on all things game day. You’ll definitely enjoy more than just the half time show if you up your football know-how.
Have LOTS of Beverages. On hand. And don’t forget the non-alcoholic ones for those that choose to not partake. Be sure to have a selection that will accommodate everyone. Remember everything in moderation. But just in case, have a transportation strategy for those that do go overboard in the drinking department, like taxis or designated drivers.
Food Glorious Food. Today is not the day to try out new dishes. It’s about easy to prepare and easy to eat foods. Finger foods and appetizers as well as more substantial dishes like chili should be on the menu. Consider serving party favorites like nachos, wings, pizza, guacamole and chips and dips.
Room Set Up. Decorate the space honoring both sides of the field. If possible set up more than one TV around the house. If workable you can set up one TV for the serious footballers and one for those there just for the party. And if you can have separate spaces, a kid friendly one for the young’uns and a more grown-up one for the adults. And very important have lots and lots of comfy seats.
Super Bowl Party Etiquette Tips from Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton