5 Simple Super Bowl Party Tips

Hungry Fan
January 27, 2017
Hosting a Super Bowl party this year? Here are 5 things to keep in mind for throwing the best party possible!

Throwing a party is one thing. Throwing a Super Bowl Party?! Now're we're talking!

Everyone wants to throw the best possible Super Bowl party that features the game, great food, great drinks, a fun time, a good party atmosphere, maybe some game-within-the-game-friendly-competition, etc. And also...maybe do all this without spending a small fortune? Here are five easy tips to consider before you kick off your Biggest Game of the Year festivities!

  1. Work ahead: One of the most important things to me is not getting stuck in the kitchen. There’s nothing worse than having all your friends and family in the other room — and you’re missing the game, because you’re in the kitchen warming up all the food. I’m a huge fan of making as much as possible ahead of time.
  2. Split the cost: Throwing a Super Bowl party can be really expensive, especially the alcohol. Encourage your friends to split the cost.  I really like Venmo or PayPal. Venmo has no fee, which is pretty great.
  3. Vary the offerings: Be sensitive to food allergies. I like to offer a gluten-free or vegetarian item or both. I don’t want anyone coming over and having to watch other people eat. That’s awful.
  4. Get crafty: Set out a bunch of koozies (insulated sleeves to keep cans cold) and Sharpies, and encourage people to decorate their own. One, it’s fun.  And two, the more you drink, the easier it is to forget which beer is yours.
  5. Play games: Everybody likes a pool. It’s fun to game-ify the game. There are forms online you can blow up (just Google “Super Bowl pool sheets”) or use a whiteboard and make one yourself.
  6. Remember the kids: If you have kids coming to your party, make some kind of fruit-ade. Take watermelon, honeydew or other fruit, puree it, add in a little basil, honey or maple and ice and make a slushie fruitade. The kids will have something fun and healthier than soda. And grownups can add vodka to it.