Planning Your Super Bowl Party
Guest post by Low Country Barbeque
Super Bowl is just around the corner, and you’re hosting the party. Super Bowl parties have become a tradition for having a great get together with friends and one of the top at home events of the year. After the holidays, filled mostly with crazy schedules and lots of family time, it’s nice to get together with friends and the end of a usually wearisome January. If you’re in charge of that infamous party where food is the only other component company cares about besides the game, don’t worry. Here are a few tips to keep you sane and into the big game.
Because no one wants to spend their time at a sit down meal during the game, a buffet is a must. And try to pick foods that will keep all game using a crockpot or warming tray. The last thing you want to do is to be cooking more chicken fingers at halftime. And keep it simple – finger foods are the best bet for Super Bowl snacks. Meatballs, sliders, pigs in a blanket, and spicy rolls are all popular bite size goodies that also serve as heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Like any good party planner, prepare as much as you can before game time. You don’t want to spend all day cooking food. There are more important things to do Super Bowl day like make sure there are enough seats, the decorations are out and enough paper products are supplied. Since there will be lots of nibbling and snacking, people are more likely to use more napkins, plates, cups and paper towels.
Either at halftime, or towards the end of the game if you are planning to host the after party as well, set your desserts out. Cookies, mini cupcakes, and bite size treats carry over into your “snacking” theme. That would also be a good time to make sure you aren’t low on anything else besides food to finish strong and prevent from missing the end of the game.
If your crowd is of the betting kind, remember to have things like spare change, small bills, pens and paper on hand. Or if there are families attending your party, the kids would love a game or movie on somewhere else to entertain them. If members of your crowd are more interested in the commercials over the game, have them write down their favorites and then you can discuss those while the game is going on. A little suggestion, though, this activity ought to take place in another room.
The Super Bowl can be an exciting time for fans and non-fans alike. Just remember to have fun, keep it extra casual and simple and everyone is sure to have a good time.
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