Thanksgiving is this Thursday. In living rooms all across America there will be football parties. If you’re feeling stressed out about your Thanksgiving football party then read these three party planning tips that will help get you through the day. Better yet, you might even enjoy yourself. For this post were going to focus on football as the party theme. There are three NFL games slated for Thursday – after all it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without football now would it.
All Good Party Planning Tips Include Food and Beverage
To most of us, the food and beverage alone can be a major cost when throwing a party. The nice thing about having a party centered around football is that it’s much easier to come up with food ideas that don’t cost you a fortune. So for your food ideas, try and think of what you would like to eat when you go to a football game. Think of the tail gate parties – almost always they include, hotdogs, burgers and munchie foods. A football party just wouldn’t be the same without these snack foods. And the best part is that they’re not expensive to serve.
For beverages you may want to have a few selections available for your guests. But there is also nothing wrong with asking your guests to bring a beverage of their choice as well.
Party Planning Tips for Those Who Don’t like Football
Say it isn’t so. Well believe it or not there are always a few people that arrive that don’t like football games. While the theme of your party is centered around the game(s), you should have something available for those that don’t want to watch. If it’s a group of close friends or family you may have a movie in mind that you can watch in another room in your house. Or if the room is far enough away from where everyone is watching the football game (after all we can’t have too much interference during the game itself) you can set it up to play music and have a few games available.
Party Planning Tips-the Plates and Cutlery
For this party planning tip, think of the aftermath. When all is said and done, you can be left with a huge cleanup. Any of us that have hosted parties will tell you – the worst part of hosting is after everyone is gone and you’re left with all the dishes and a huge clean up. Unfortunately I don’t have any advice on how to ask your guests not to leave a mess. But I do have a suggestion for the plates and cutlery. Why not use disposable. Especially since the food is predominantly casual for these types of parties. And if being green or environmentally conscious is a concern of yours make sure you look for recyclable disposable materials at your local grocery store. That way the cleanup will take a lot less time. And by selecting green products you can recycle them guilt free. Now if only we could come up with solution for the vacuuming…
Having a party should be a fun event for all (including you the organizer). Plan ahead and make sure that you have a few of the basics covered and you should find yourself being able to enjoy yourself. Party planning tips should be designed to help take the pressure off of you and put the focus on fun. And you don’t have to blow the budget to create a good atmosphere for your guests.