The Super Bowl: A Party Primer
Football, oddly enough, is like cilantro—either you love it or you hate it! However, every February it seems like the football fandom grows larger. That makes perfect sense considering that one of the largest and most watched football games takes place in February. That game is the Super Bowl; a fierce championship battle pitting the top two teams that year against each other.
It is only fitting that one of the biggest games of the year is celebrated with none other than a Super Bowl party. Not only is a party the perfect excuse to showcase your football loyalty (or cover up a lack thereof), but it is also a prime opportunity to get everyone together for food, fun, and good old-fashioned comradery.
With literally thousands of Super Bowl supplies, recipes, and party ideas available, it can be hard to decipher where exactly to start. To help you out, here is a brief outline to get you started:
Invitations are the precursor to any successful party. Without them, your guests would have no idea when or where the party was, or if it even existed. With that being said, it is important to remember that you’re likely not the only person hosting a Super Bowl party. Your guests may have received invites to several different parties. Therefore, one might say the invitation stage in planning this particular party is crucial. You must utilize this time to make your party stand out. Assume your guests can only attend one party. Which one should they attend? Yours right? Well, give them a party they won’t soon forget.
Party Décor and Supplies
This is where you can really be creative with your Super Bowl party. While the theme is obviously going to be football-oriented, there are so many décor variations and supplies to give you a unique edge. Customized banners and team-specific party favors make it easy to outfit an awesome Super Bowl party. You can even go as far as to greet your guests with custom wristbands—which can be found at https://www.rapidwristbands.com—imprinted with team names and logos. Football-shaped string lights, balloons, streamers, and team gear can take your party from mundane to over-the-top.
Games and Activities
A party just isn’t a party without incorporating some sort of entertainment. I’m not referring to the scantily-clad kind of entertainment that dances provocatively if you know what I mean. Instead, I am merely just referring to a few party games and activities. A quick Google search will reveal hundreds of different games relating to football and/or the Super Bowl, so I’ll let you sift through those to give you a better idea. One of my favorite games though actually quite simple—Football Charades. As the name suggests, it is an interpretive-style game just like the regular version of Charades, but instead of using any old word, you use football-related terms like mascot, touchdown, and cheerleader. Does that make sense?
A party without food is no party at all. It is just a gathering of starving friends. Therefore, it is imperative that you have snacks, drinks, desserts, and maybe a tiny bit of alcohol (or a lot!). Just like the games we discussed earlier, you can find a wealth of recipes online. However, there are a few staples that you can’t go wrong with things like nachos, mozzarella sticks, pigs-in-a-blanket (homemade or store-bought), and just about any type of alcohol. Aside from that, there are websites that have sections devoted solely to party foods. Pick a few tasty recipes, put on your chef’s hat, and cook up some delicious Super Bowl party food.