Touchdown Game Day Party Tips
Make Your Big Game Party A Fan Favorite
With the big game just days away, hopefully you have your menu mapped out, but if you don’t, here are some fun ideas to include at your viewing party.
When it comes to the Big Game food spread.. you have the regular heavy hitters that you need to make sure you have available. They include: Dips, Sliders, Veggies, Dips, Mini Hot Dogs, and Dips.
Instead of a bowl of dip for everyone to double dip into, pre spoon chips or veggies and place on a tray for people to grab. That way people don’t have to hover over the same bowl of Chili Con Queso until its drained.
Love little smokies, but don’t want to have a crockpot going the whole game? Wrap them in some puff pastry, bake them up before the game and set them out on a tray for easy grabbing. Make sure to have a variety of mustards and BBQ sauce nearby for easy access.
Don’t forget the veggies. Try moving away from a platter of veggies, and put them on skewers. That way your guests can get a variety of greens and don’t have to stand over the platter picking out their favorites.
Half Time Mains
Having a main dish for dinner isn’t necessary considering the amount of food that you could already have out. However, if you insist on serving one, keep it simple. There is a reason why Chili and other soups are so popular on the Big Game day. It can simmer on the stove and is easily served up with a green salad, cornbread or sliced bread. Just don’t forget the fixings, like cheese, sour cream, onions and more.
With all of that food out, make sure you have a variety of options for your guests to drink. Have a variety of beer and wine available, sparkling water and one or two signature cocktails. Pre-batch the cocktails to allow for more time watching the game and socializing and less time slinging drinks.
Games During the Game
Whether you are doing the Betting Square Game, Pass the Cup or The Football Pool, having games going other than the one on TV is a great way to keep the non-football lovers engaged. This is also a great way to keep things exciting if the game is a blow out.
TV’s and Decorations
While the menu and games are fun, don’t forget to make sure you set up multiple TV’s for your guests to see. This allows them to move around and not miss a play or commercial.
In addition to the TV’s, add some festive decor. Wear a football jersey or a festive outfit. Encourage your guests to do so as well. Adding some fun table decorations is an easy way to set the scene and allow for relaxed yet spirited atmosphere.