Who’s Watchin’ the Game?
Most people who watch the Super Bowl are true football fans who want to see their favorite team crowned as the champions. Many others watch the game to see the outrageous commercials, and a few watch the game because they’re hanging out with family and friends and that’s what’s on the TV. With so many people watching the Super Bowl, it’s no wonder that it’s the most-watched event on television! To get your Super Bowl party ready for kickoff, here are some great Super Bowl party ideas:
Organize Your Super Bowl Party Space
Knowing these types of “Super Bowl watchers” can help you plan the perfect party. For your diehard fans, you can create a “touchdown zone” right by the big screen. Put up football party banners and balloons in the teams’ colors to set this area off. Give your diehard fans noise makers and poms to cheer the players to victory. Hint: If your home has a basement TV area, make this your “touchdown zone”!
For those who favor the commercials, they may want to be close to the “touchdown zone” but maybe not shoulder to shoulder with the guy who shouts so loudly that you might think the team will actually hear him through the TV! If you have a second TV space, you can create a “commercial district” for the ones who insist on watching the TV ads as well as for the more casual watchers who might want to meander back and forth to the kitchen for some good Super Bowl party food.
Remember that not everyone who comes to Super Bowl party cares about the action on the screen. Some folks just like to socialize and hang out. For these guests you can create a third space with seating that allows for comfortable conversation. You might call this the “journalists’ corral.”
Finally, you may want to designate an area just for the kids where they can hang out, play games, and eat easy snacks like trail mix, popcorn, and chips.
Super Bowl Party Essentials: Keep It Simple
• Send out football party invitations to invite your guests over on Sunday, February 6, 2011.
• Set up food stations in convenient areas. Use football party table covers for buffet-style tables. Serve dinner and dessert on disposable NFL logo plates and napkins, or pick tableware in designs from the two playoff teams: (Who will it be, the Patriots, Bears, Steelers, or Packers?)
• Load up a couple of inflatable football coolers with ice and your favorite beverages.
• Welcome your guests at the door with fun football party favors.
• Make food that is easy but filling, like macaroni and cheese, chili, and pulled pork sandwiches.
• Add face tattoos, sports ball lollipops, and other favorite football party supplies to cheer your Super Bowl party to victory.