If you can’t make it to Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco this February, Party Host Helpers has a few simple and savvy ways to bring the football fun to your front door. Millions of Americans will be ready to party during the most watched TV event of the year. But, you need a solid line-up to throw a Super Bowl party!
We asked our MVP, Renee Patrone of Party Host Helpers shares her top 5 ways to score a touchdown at your next Super Bowl party.
1. Food First Down – The average American is expected to consume up to 2400 calories during Super Bowl Sunday so make it worth your while! We love an easy and simple chili bar. Ingredients are cheap, you can borrow your friends’ slow cookers and you can have several chili options. We love serving this vegetarian one, or a ground turkey batch for your friends who don’t like red meat, or a traditional beef chili. Start these in the morning of Super Bowl Sunday and they will be ready to rock come coin toss. The fun part is the toppings. Set up bowls full of tortilla chips, crumbled bacon, sour cream, corn bread, shredded cheddar cheese, avocado and more. Guests can ladle chili into a bowl, personalize with their own toppings and settle down for the big game – it’s the perfect, TV-friendly meal.
2. Dessert Defense – All that salty chili will have you craving for some sweets. Keep it simple by making one sheet cake and add your own field lines with black icing. Or keep the “bar theme” going and have an ice cream bar. Buy a few gallons of different flavors and let your guests do the work with the toppings from whip cream, walnuts, chocolate candies, sprinkles and of course, cherries.
3. Centerfield TV – Your TV is THE centerpiece of the evening so make sure all obstructive or even distracting home décor are out of the way, including pictures or candles. Also, make sure the screen is wiped down and free of any fingerprints or smudges. Seating is also crucial for your Super Bowl party. Drag in extra chairs and even toss lounge pillows on the floor. People will sit anywhere, just make sure they are comfortable and have a clear view of the game.
4. Decoration Strategy – Even though your TV is the center of attention at your Super Bowl party, it helps to add a bit more football flair. Keep it inbounds with balloons on ribbons tied around your child’s football; perfect centerpiece! Toss some pom-poms or stuffed footballs (you can find both at dollar stores) into a vase or scatter them on the table of your chili bar. You won’t be surprised when your guests start using them after halftime! You can also grab some of those empty bean cans from all that chili you made and turn them into football utensil holders. Peel off the label, paint them brown and use white paint to add football laces. Toss in your plastic forks or spoons or even straws for cocktails.
5. Second String – call for backup, Patrone recommends. Pary Host Helpers, she says, can do everything from the set up and the clean-up – “so you can actually watch the game and enjoy your guests instead of refilling the beer cooler!”
You can get more tips and entertaining ideas like these, according to Patrone, at www.partyhosthelper.com, or call (844) 30-PARTY.