40 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Football Party

Hosting a party to watch a big football game like the Super Bowl can be one of the most fun events you host all year. Here are 40 tips to make your party a true winner…

40 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Big Game Party

    Get Prepared

  1. Plan to have the right number of guests. The more may be the merrier, unless they can’t see the TV.
  2. Make an online invitation list to track RSVPs and get an accurate count of guests.
  3. Ask guests if they want to bring any food and find out exactly who is bringing what dish.
  4. Clean Ahead

  5. Do a deep clean ahead of time and then a quick vacuum the morning of the party.

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  6. Get rid of PET HAIR — make sure your carpet, couch and chairs are free of any pet hair.
  7. Clean out your fridge and make room for party food.
  8. Dust your TV, mantle, coffee table, and end tables.
  9. Clear ice or snow from your stairs, driveway and entrance.
  10. Stock Up

  11. soda on iceGrocery shop well ahead of time and stock up on ingredients, drinks, supplies and bags of ice.
  12. Plan ahead how many people are coming and how much food you’ll need.
  13. Ensure you have extra garbage bags and paper towels on hand.
  14. Get out your barbecue if you’ll be using it.
  15. Consider asking a couple guests to bring extra crockpots or warming plates for keeping food and dips warm.
  16. Set Up The Room

  17. Set up your dining room table or another buffet table with napkins, paper plates, serving spoons, cutlery, dishes, glasses etc ahead of time.
  18. If you choose to cut down on dishes by using paper plates and perhaps plastic cups, still use real utensils.
  19. Place extra seats, chairs and cushions in your TV room — arrange them to ensure everyone can see and still walk through the room
  20. Remove anything unnecessary or fragile from coffee, end tables and other furniture in the TV room.
  21. Place out lots of coasters.
  22. Keep plenty of napkins and paper towels nearby.
  23. Chill

  24. Cool beer mugs in the freezer overnight.
  25. Print out drink labels so that people can keep track of whose glass is whose.
  26. Chill drinks ahead.

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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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  1. Vickie Couturier says

    some good tips an points,,I wont be hosting it will be just me an my hubby,but I may make some of these for him

  2. Rebecca Parsons says

    I love when a party comes together. You never think about what goes into the planning until you see it in writing. A lot of great tips and ideas for planning!

  3. Diane Cooper says

    Planning is definitely the key! Having room to store food in the refrigerator is one I wish I had thought through. I won’t make that mistake again!

  4. courtney hennagir says

    Great tips! I love having a plan for something like this. Makes everything go smoother and is far less stressful for me!

  5. says

    Susan…I would like to say big thanks to you because after this week I am giving  a party and it’s first time for me because before this my mother handles it but she is not there. The tips that you shared here are really awesome and useful. I’ll use these tips for sure..

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