The Super Bowl is almost here, which means its time to start planning how you’re going to watch the game at Foxbank Plantation. If you are hitting Moncks Corner with your friends and family, make sure you arrive early and set up safe rides to and from your destination. And if you have decided to take on the hosting duties for your own Super Bowl party, rest easy. We are here to help.
Just follow these six simple steps for hosting a Super Bowl party to make it one that your guests will never forget!
Step 1: Clean
This might seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised. A clean house can make all the difference between a party that is amazing and one that is just okay. As you clean, take a good look at your furniture set-up, too. Rearrange or bring in more furniture as needed and check that everyone has comfortable access to the TV.
Step 2: Decorate
Make sure the decorations match the guest list. If you have all Panthers fans coming over, feel free to go crazy with the blue and black. But if it is going to be a mix, have decorations that will make everyone feel welcome. A fun idea would be to divide the room with decorations for each team and have the Panthers and Broncos fans sit in their designated areas—similar to a real game.
Step 3: Set-Up
Set-up is crucial to any good party. In addition to ensuring there is enough seating for everyone, you also need to be aware of the rest of the layout. Don’t feel like you need to keep all of the food in one room. Spread it out in different areas so people can easily grab a few bites throughout the night. Set up a designated drink area away from traffic flow. A big table that can hold all of the glasses, coolers and other bar staples works best. Also, a designated area for people to put their coats and purses will make a huge difference at the end of the night.
Step 4: Get Food & Drinks
Usually stores will have Super Bowl specials, so take advantage of any sales leading up to the game. When possible, try to make food that is football themed. If you are at a loss for what to make, Pinterest will typically have a lot of great recipes for you to choose from. The more food that you can cook in advance, the better. Simply set everything up and let your guests help themselves. For drinks, make sure to get a variety of beer, wine and some options for non-drinkers as well.
Step 5: Monitor
A good host keeps an eye on the food and drinks and restocks as needed. Make sure you have plenty of paper towels and bathroom supplies and that guests can easily access both. Keep the trashcan in plain sight, and if it gets too full, take it out and put in another bag. Another tip: use paper or plastic cups, plates and utensils. This will significantly cut down on the cleaning you will have to do at the end of the night.
Step 6: Have Fun
Most importantly, remember to have fun. Hosting can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. And if you are enjoying yourself, your guests will, too. A host helps set the mood of a party, so make sure you keep it simple, informal and fun. Invite your guests to kick back, relax and maybe make a few side bets. And give yourself permission to do the same.