10 Ways to Throw the Greatest Super Bowl Party Ever
If you have the task of throwing the best Super Bowl party ever this year, look no farther for how to do it.
Super Bowl XLVII might be taking place in New Orleans, but you can make your party almost as good by following these simple instructions.
As the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers take the field, this is what you're going to want to do to prepare for your legendary party.
Have Awesome Game Day Food
This is the most obvious thing you can do to make your party great...but every year millions of people mess it up.
The Super Bowl only happens once a year, so don't cheap out. You're trying to have the best party ever, so naturally you're going to need some amazing food.
If take out food won't cut it, try giving your guests game day favorites like wings, sliders, potato skins and more.
Have a Keg
The last thing you want to happen at your party is to run out of beer.
Stock up with a regular keg or a mini-keg. It's a great way to make sure you don't run out, and who doesn't like using a keg?
Have Mini Flags
If you want to keep your guests involved consider giving everyone flags that they can throw on plays.
If you trust everyone you're hosting then you could give whistles too, but odds are that they would blow them way too often and disrupt the game.
Either way, the flags will make sure everyone has a good time.
Don't Ignore the Prop Bets
Prop bets are one of the best parts of the Super Bowl. It keeps every aspect of the four-hour event entertaining.
Hate to watch the halftime show? Not if you bet on how many times Beyonce will screw up. Hate to watch the postgame ceremony? Not if you bet on who the MVP and coach thank first.
My personal favorite is the color of the Gatorade bath after the game, but you can make small bets on literally anything.
Don't Settle for Less Than the Best When It Comes to the TV
You're not at the game. You're watching the game. Do you really want to watch on a 14" screen?
Make sure you watch the game at the house with the best TV. Everything else is optional, but if you throw an awesome party and no one can see the game then you look like an idiot.
Rate the Commercials
Let's be real. Everyone likes the Super Bowl commercials. They're the best of the best, and there's no point in saying that you could care less about them.
One of the ways to keep everyone watching the commercials—and give them a reason to watch without having to admit they like them—is to have everyone rate the commercials.
You can rate them, try guessing which company is next, use different companies as spaces on a Bingo board, etc. Just make sure you give the commercials some attention too.
Ban Any Kids
Look, kids are cute and you can enjoy them 364 nights out of the year...but this is the Super Bowl.
Kids don't want to sit around watching football for four hours, and when they get bored they're going to let you know.
You do not want to have six or seven young kids talking during the entire game, or asking you who Colin Kaepernick is.
No kids. Period.
Have Super Bowl Squares
This is one of my favorite parts of the Super Bowl.
Before the game you have everyone write down their names is squares in a 10 x 10 box. Then you draw numbers 0-9 at random, and the square that lines up with the last digit of both teams' scores at the end of each quarter wins money.
Play a Super Bowl Drinking Game
Beer pong might be for stadium tailgates, but you can still play a Super Bowl drinking game.
Whether you drink every time someone says "Harbaugh" or whenever the announcers say something obvious, just find a way to play.
However, beware of drinking too much. You don't want to miss the game or not understand what's going on.
Football Fans Only
No girlfriends who think football is "cute." No friends who only want to see the commercials. No one who will talk during the game.
Super Bowl parties are about football first and foremost. If your guests don't like football, kick 'em out.
The worst part of Super Bowl parties is the group of people who don't like football, and everyone else will thank you for doing this.