Super Bowl 2016 isn’t that far off, and if you’re planning on having people over, you’re probably a bit nervous about making sure everything goes smoothly. Today we will go over the do’s and don’t on how to host a Super Bowl party. Hosting a party can be a tough gig, especially when it’s the Super Bowl and you want to have time to watch the game. Don’t worry, because we have some tips that can help make hosting much easier for you.
Set it up buffet style
Do you really want to keep getting up to get everyone food and drinks? When you set everything out buffet style, you can put your feet up and let everyone get what they want. Don’t forget to put a garbage can nearby so guests don’t leave trash everywhere until halftime or the end of the game when they get up to throw it out. Be sure to include hot wings in this buffet and perhaps a game of Super Bowl squares.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
There are many who actually want to help, but even if they don’t ask what they can do or bring, simply request their assistance anyway. Sometimes you have to just to make things easier on yourself, and there’s no shame in that at all.
Set alarms on your phone
You don’t want to realize halfway through the Super Bowl party that you forgot to cook something or you left food in the oven. Set alarms on your phone when you have to start cooking, when to turn off the slow cooker, when to turn off the oven, etc, that way you can keep track without stressing about trying to remember it all.
Make it a potluck
Cooking several different dishes for a group of people can be pretty stressful, so make it easier on yourself by making the Super Bowl party a potluck. This way, you cook a few foods of your own and everyone else can bring a dish that they love that they’ll be able to share with the other guests.
Plan for more than what you think you’ll need
One of the worst things about hosting a party is fearing that you’re going to run out of food. It’s always a better option to plan for more than what you think you’ll need, that way, if you have leftovers, you can always send guests home with some good eats. Everyone wins and it’s less worry for you.
Even though hosting a Super Bowl party can be stressful, keep in mind that it’s all about being around great company, having delicious food, and, of course, the big game. We often worry so much about everything from the food to the décor, but in the end, all that matters is the quality of your guests and the quality of the game. Let’s go Broncos!