How to Host the Ultimate Super Bowl Party

Go the distance this year by hosting a Super Bowl bash that guests will be cheering about until next season!

February 3rd is the day football fans will be glued to the TV. For some, this day is about making the right plays, the big trophy, or even the half-time show. For others, it’s about junk food, parties, and another excuse to hangout on a Sunday afternoon.

Here’s a handy checklist to make sure your Super Bowl party is a win.

Prepare Your Space

Football fans typically aren’t the tidiest bunch — so let your coffee table be the center of the action.

Prepare the space by purchasing a roll of kraft wrapping paper and use it to cover the surface. Brightly-coloured masking tape can be used to tape down the edges of the paper. Your table will instantly be covered and protected without the fuss of a tablecloth.

It sure makes for an easy clean-up, too!

Food

Food is the main event. Well, aside from the game of course. And what Super Bowl party would be complete without a stellar spread?

Keep guests full and satisfied by arranging your spread on the dining room table, or even better, the coffee table where is it easily accessible to all.

Don’t forget to pick up snack plates and napkins, or if you want to go the reusable route, invest in a set of sturdy wooden plates. Keep an eye out for any dishes that may need refills throughout the game!

Whether you’re preparing the food yourself, picking it up from the store or encouraging guests to bring a potluck dish, be sure that all the staple foods are covered. There are certain snacks that everyone associates with Super Bowl parties. Popular options are:

  • Wings
  • Nachos
  • Pizza
  • Caesar salad
  • Guacamole and chips
  • Mozzarella sticks and other hors-d’oeuvres

If you’re feeling especially creative, you can even prepare treats based on team colours: cupcakesRice Crispy bites, or even popcorn mix.

Of course, if you’re low on fridge space, it’s always handy to invest in a compact refrigerator. They’re great for storing extra food that just doesn’t quite fit in your main refrigerator, and to keep your Super Bowl snacks cool.

Beverages

Of course, food is important, but beverages are equally as crucial to hosting the perfect Super Bowl party.

A drink station is one route. This way, you can be sure everyone will find a drink they like. Why not try out this Fourth Quarter Punch recipe? Set out a pitcher filled with the mixture, along with empty glasses and an ice maker.

It’s likely that the majority of your guests will want to drink beer. This means that you can use a galvanized pale to keep bottles and cans cool, have guests help themselves to your fridge, or you can go a much easier route.

Kegerator

A kegerator is a perfect option for beer enthusiasts. Not only is it economical in the long run, but it’ll also keep your beer fresh and its flavours enhanced for a long time. Wow your guests by serving kegs of commercial or homebrewed beer at home!

Keg coolers contain a carbon dioxide tank, a D System Keg Coupler to dispense the beer from the keg to you and your guest’s glass.

Game Coverage

Reliable game coverage is the essential aspect of your Super Bowl soirée.

If you’re planning to stream the game online, ensure you’re using a reliable link and that there’s no chance your internet will act up. Of course, sometimes these things are hard to avoid, but it’s good to have a backup plan.

Watching the game via satellite or cable? Double-check that you subscribe to the channel on which it’ll be airing and have it ready-to-go on game day.

Prepare the Viewing Area

Lastly, be sure that your space is comfortable and can withstand the number of guests you anticipate. Set up seating for everyone and decorate your space, incorporating each team’s colours.

Since guests will be in and out of their seats all afternoon, create a comfortable game-viewing environment by bringing in throw-pillows and floor cushions for additional seating options.  Throws are another cozy addition to the viewing space.