UR BADASS: 5 Ways to Host the Best Super Bowl Party EVER
Written By Alexis Ramsey
It’s that time of year again! Time to root for a team that may not be your own, attend a good old-fashioned house party, and complain that Monday after the Super Bowl should be a holiday. Some think it’s easy to have a kickass get together,but they’re wrong. Events like this take time and planning! Here are 5 ways to host the best Super Bowl party ever:
1. The House: It doesn’t matter if you live in a house, townhouse, apartment, studio, box, etc., you can turn your space in the ultimate party location. It is a must to move furniture around and form an open floor plan to create maximum entertaining space! Set up a table with the food and drink selections to generate a focal point that will ultimately draw people in. Additionally, it doesn’t hurt to hit up the dollar store and buy streamers, balloons, colored paper plates, etc. It’s a cheap way to brighten up your place and easily make sure the theme gets across.
2. The Guest List: Obviously you want to invite everyone you know. That’s great, but a word of caution, do not invite the crazy sports nut who’s going to get pissed off when you’re hammered by the third quarter and could care less if the green birds or orange horses wins. Invite enough people where your living space looks full, but not cramped.
3. The Food: Having great food is a must and people will love you for it. Deciding on food is easy and should not break the bank. Of course, any sort of chip and dip is ideal. I discovered the “crack dip,” or buffalo chicken dip recipe and never looked back. Even arranging celery sticks and carrots in a football shape makes it look like you care. Having something more substantial like basic cold cut subs with a fixings bar to the side is easy to do and makes people think you spent money! Offering football themed desserts is precious and can be done by baking cupcakes with green and/or orange frosting, or just buying animal crackers of horses and birds. It can be that simple.
4. The Drink Selection: I’m a huge advocate of people bringing over what they want to drink and sharing it with everyone else, creating a potluck of alcohol. I tend to buy a few starter drinks including a case of cheap beer, a bottle of red and white wine, a bottle of cheap liquor (Vodka mixes with everything) and mixers such as Coke, Cranberry juice, and club soda. To make your Super Bowl party extra special, consider a signature cocktail. No, not Coors Light just because the beer hails from Denver, more like a Washington Apple (see what I did there? Washington… Seattle…) or go with The Bronco (I’ve never tried this, but I will this year, it sounds delicious!) A signature drink screams class!
5. The Television: Not to be a snob, but seriously… do not invite people over for a kick ass party if your television is less than 32 inches. (Really, it should be at least 50 inches) Nobody wants to squint to see the big game. If you have a TV that is not HD and is small, do not embarrass yourself by having a party that focuses around a televised football game. #SorryI’mNotSorry
Bonus: Super Bowl commercial drinking game! Every time there is a celebrity cameo or a TV show is reenacted in a commercial, you must take a sip of your adult beverage. Extra points for taking a shot each time. Now start planning your party!
Alexis Ramsey is a social media and public relations enthusiast who works for a small marketing firm in D.C. focusing on government client work. Alexis is a self-proclaimed movie buff, Twitter junkie, and glitter lover who is always looking to connect and meet new people! She loves to blog and is excited about sharing her stories and finding those who can relate. Follow Alexis on Twitter,@alexismramsey to read about social media tips, millennial problems, and witty banter.