The Super Bowl is an American tradition and so are the great parties being thrown in its honor. During each Super Bowl, thousands of parties are thrown all over the country. Some are in houses, some are in bars, others are in rented locations – the only thing all of these parties have in common is that they are definitely a lot of fun and let groups of friends come together to enjoy one of the biggest sporting spectacles of the year.
If you’re looking to throw an incredible Super Bowl Party, then here are a few ideas that you might want to consider.
Super Bowl Invitations
All great parties start with a well-crafted guest list. Keep in mind how much room you have available for everyone to be comfortable watching the event. Unlike other parties, where standing is an option, most people don’t want to watch a football game while standing up the ntire time. You also want to choose a guest list of football fans and fans that root for the same team. Can you imagine the fights that can break out at your party if you invite fans of both teams?
After you’ve put together a guest list, then you’ll want to send out football-themed invitations. Here are a few examples: Game invitations, football die cut invitations, extra point invitations, and football invitations. Remember to give your guests plenty of time to RSVP.
Super Bowl Refreshments
The biggest part of throwing a great Super Bowl party is having great refreshments. Beer is probably definitely on the menu for most football parties, but if you don’t want your guests to drink then make sure you mention that on your invitations. You can also specify that you want guests to bring their own beer if you don’t want to cover the costs – it can be pretty expensive depending on the number of guests and how much they usually drink. Make sure to also have sodas and water available for guests who don’t drink alcohol and to prevent guests from being too dehydrated (or too intoxicated) by the alcohol.
Don’t plan a sit down Super Bowl meal. Instead, most parties involve casual food. You could create platters of appetizers, such as mozzarella cheese sticks, jalapeno poppers, chicken wings, salmon pinwheels, popcorn shrimp, and similar items. Another idea is to make larger items and divide them into smaller portions. For example, you could grill up a few chicken quesadillas and divide them into fourths so guests can easily hold a piece in their hands. Cheeseburgers and sub sandwiches also work well with this method.
If you don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen, you’ll find most restaurants offer plenty of take-out platter options that would be perfect for your party and won’t cost much more.
One way you can make your party easier is to ask for volunteers in advance to stick around and assist with the clean up. There will be plenty of mess! That’s why it might be a good idea to book a separate location for your party, especially if you’re going to have a big guest list.