Tomorrow the Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in which some are predicting to be the “television event of the year.” The International Business Times estimates “this game will draw higher ratings than any show this year and will have a good chance to exceed the number of viewers this year versus last.” Per Nielsen there was an average of 111.5 million viewers. Can you say WOW!!!
That’s a lot of people, a lot of parties, AND a lot of creative party ideas. So what does one do to get ready for a Superbowl party?
I think there are four elements that are sure to make your party a hit; a comfortable and laid back atmosphere, great food, great drinks, and the game which is really the highlight of the party.
The Atmosphere…People want to enjoy the game and all the antics that go with it, like talking smack about your favorite team, enjoying the half-time show, and even looking at the replays. As the host, you want your guests to be comfortable and relaxed. I’ve been to parties where everyone just sat around and watch the game in silence. So not fun. The game is about energy after all it is not only the game that will announce the best team of the year, it is the last game of the season, no more football until the end of the year. So you want your guest to feel this energy.
You can set the atmosphere with fun decor. I love the idea of setting your food table up to look like a football field. In fact this is one of the ideas I’m working on for my Superbowl decor. We found this cute table from A Night Owl’s Blog.
Great Food…you want to have great food that your guests can easily go back and forth to grab. Why not create your menu on options that are often found at concession stands??? Some food suggestions are:
- Chicken Wings
- Popcorn (Why not provide different flavors for your guest to try)
- Spinach Dip
- Chips and Salsa
- Chili Dogs or Corn Dogs for the kids
- Soft Pretzels
- Nachos and Cheese
Great Drinks…are a must. You want to have a variety. Try providing fruit infused water which is always refreshing, some fresh lemonade, and a variety of beers would be great.
The Game…well that should be a given right? :). I am so excited about tomorrow’s game and I have been designing decor for tomorrow’s shindig. I’m excited to see how everything will turn out. I can’t wait to show you pictures next week. So, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???
I’d love to hear your party ideas for tomorrow. Please leave a comment so we can join in on your celebration.
Have a great weekend and go Seahawks………or Patriots :).