The Only 5 Things You Really Need for an Amazing Super Bowl Party
Though there are countless ways that you can prepare for the Super Bowl, it really doesn’t have to be that complicated. In reality, a viewing party for a sporting event is one of the easiest parties to throw.
Don’t believe us? Trust us, you really only need these five things to have an amazing Super Bowl LI watch party:
You can’t throw a party without any guests. Even if your friends aren’t that into football, they’re likely to enjoy the food, commercials, and halftime show starring Lady Gaga. You don’t need to have any sort of formal invitation for such a casual gathering. All you have to do is email, text, or call your buddies and see if they’re free. Don’t sweat the guest list too hard.
A Clean Home With Plenty of Comfortable Seating
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: The first step to throwing any sort of successful event is having a clean home. You don’t need to bleach your place from floorboards to ceiling, but be sure to vacuum, declutter, clean your counters, and give your bathroom a good scrubbing.
Because a Super Bowl party is centralized around a TV set, you need to make sure that you have enough comfortable seating and space for all of your guests. You don’t want somebody awkwardly standing while they watch the big game.
What sort of football party would it be without beer? Keep your drinks menu simple, and stock up on some favorite American beers such as Bud Light, Miller Lite, Corona, and PBR. If you’re throwing a smaller Super Bowl party or want to really wow your guests, buy some seasonal, local craft beers. If nothing else, craft brews can be conversation-starters and can get the party rolling a little faster thanks to their higher ABV.
Classic American Junk Food
The true star of any Super Bowl party is the food spread. Sure, there’s a football game on TV, beer in the fridge, and you’re hanging out with your friends. But you know everyone is really there for the guacamole, chicken wings, pizza, and burgers. Whether you decide to cater your party from your favorite fast-food joint or make everything yourself, be sure to have a Super Bowl party menu filled with your friends’ favorite dishes and plenty of indulgent American classics.
A Quality TV With the Volume Turned Up
You can try to stream the Super Bowl from your laptop or go really old school and tune in over the radio, but what you really need is a big-screen TV equipped with digital cable (or satellite). Sure, most people have a TV at home, but if you’re lacking one, either pass the Super Bowl hosting duties to a friend or invest in a shiny new screen.