On February 13th, thousands of football fans will be gathering around their big screens to watch the Super Bowl! So this year, how can you maximize your Super Bowl experience? Is it buying a new big screen tv or maybe throwing a grand bash! Are you going to go all out with the decor and food? Or are you going to keep it simple and watch it with the family? Whatever you decide to do, I got some great tips to maximize this day when millions of eyeballs will be glued to the tv! This post is all about How To Plan A Perfect Super Bowl Party.
Your team might not have made it, yet it doesn’t matter unless you’re still feeling the sting from your team not making it. Regardless of who plays, most eyes will be glued to the game. Even if your team didn’t make it, you can still partake in the festivities and maybe even watch the game! After all, these are the two best teams that made it this far! And not only that but the halftime show this year is gonna be legit with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar! No doubt, it’ll be a great show.
You also have those who love football and gambling. This will likely make the day a little more interesting with betting games among friends and family. I’ve won my fair share of bets, and I love it. It’s not as fun when you lose, but it helps get you into the game, especially if you don’t follow football. And you don’t have to get crazy with the money. The most I’ve bet is $10, and if I lose it, no biggie. For whatever reason, betting makes things more exciting and gets the crowd excited. There are a ton of betting games you can play with your guests. Here are a couple of my favorites.
1.) Decided how much money everyone is willing to bet, $5, $10, or $20 bucks.
2.) Next, place tiny pieces of paper with players’ names in a hat and take turns picking.
3.) The person who draws the MVP wins the pot, which keeps the game interesting even in a blowout.
If you have a smaller group, have everyone pick 2-3 names out of the hat.
Another fun betting game is:
Pass The Cup
Here are the rules:
- Everyone puts in a certain dollar amount in a cup.
- Create an order to determine how the cup will be passed.
- Draw a name to determine who starts with the cup.
- The cup passes to the next person on the list after every possession change.
- The last one holding the cup takes the pot.
We like to divide this up into quarters to increase the excitement. So at the end of the first and third quarters, the person holding the cup takes a small amount out. After that, the person at the end of each half gets a bigger payout.
Divide it up however you see fit, but be prepared for the late, meaningless Hail Mary interception cup switch.
Sports Betting Apps
Now, if you’re a hardcore bettor, you can place bets on one of the many online sportsbooks. If this is your jam, I suggest you do a little research on numerous sportsbooks before placing your wagers. Lots of websites will supply different odds—the ones we like to play on are Draftkings, CaesarsSports, and BetMGM apps. You can pretty much bet on everything going on in the game with these apps. Again, it’s fun, and again, you don’t have to wage a lot of money.
Besides betting on the game, there are many things you can do to make the Super Bowl much more enjoyable.
People who enjoy football will be content just watching the game. But what about those several people you invite who don’t care for football or understand the game? They might want to chat, but that could disturb those who want to watch the game undisturbed. So here’s an idea…feed them!
Food & Beverages
The two crucial things you need to have when watching the Super Bowl are food and beverages. SuperBowl gatherings can be extremely wild and result in many people calling in sick the next day due to being hungover or ill from food poisoning.
Make sure that whatever kind of foods you decide to have aren’t prepared in a rush. If you’re thinking about ordering food, take out, or delivery, you may want to rethink that plan. One of the busiest nights of the year for take-out is Super Bowl Sunday. And also, in a thrill to get all the orders ready on time, occasionally food can be undercooked, so you may want to keep it simple like pizza or make your food.
Beverages can be more of an issue than food, believe it or not. Most guys will usually drink beer while watching the game. Yet, unless each person brings their beer, which is probably the best thing for everyone, you risk running right into a person who doesn’t like the selection you’ve provided. Since the game is on a Sunday, your guests may want to stay sober because of work the following day. You can ask your guests what they like to drink or have them BYOB (bring your beer) when you invite them for the game. We usually have people bring their drinks and provide some as well.
So make sure to have an excellent selection of beer, booze, and non-alcoholic soft drinks. After that, assuming nobody chooses something so uncommon, you should be able to get a mix of beverages for everybody.
As for snacks, I recommend a wide choice of essential finger foods like chips, dips, pretzels, nuts, popcorn, pizza, wings, nachos, brownies, cupcakes, sandwiches, etc. You don’t want to get too fancy or complicated with the food. Simple and easy access is the way to go. I always think about what I would feed my kids at a party and go with those options. 🙂
Hopefully, these easy tidbits will help you plan the perfect super bowl gathering, whether you’re going all out or keeping it low-key. Enjoy the game!
Last Updated on 11/02/21 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff