Ten Step Guide for SuperBowl Party Planning
Superbowl Party Planning can seem like a huge task, follow these steps and your planning will be a breeze and your event a touchdown.
- Get the Invites Out
- Beer and Drink
- Fun and Games
- Viewing – The Main Event
- Non-Football Fans
Step 1. Get the Invites Out
Invite people to your Super Bowl party. Speed up the process by using an online service like Evite or create a Facebook event. Evite has some fun Big Game invitations.
Step 2. Food
Make it easy, everyone loves a potluck! Many people have their own “family dip”. Here’s one that gets rave reviews at our parties, Mississippi Sin Dip. Get an idea of what each person is bringing in your RSVP, then when you get the “What can I bring” question, you can guide them to something you don’t have.
Step 3. Beer and drink
Supplying drinks can be very expensive. Make it a BYOB (Bring Your Bottle). Don’t forget to have a sharpie available to mark your drink.
Step 4. Cake
If you love to bake don’t forget a fun themed cake or cupcakes. Type football cupcakes or cake into Pinterest for more ideas than you will know what to do with!
Step 5. Fun and Games
Superbowl Pool (betting squares), Trivia, player name drinking games and even some Maden. Just remember “Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir” and also in some States.
Step 6. Decorate
Step 7. Viewing (Superbowl Party Planning most important step)
Football on an LED trailer
The most important aspect for your SuperBowl Party Planning should be the game itself. Depending on your space, have the game showing in different locations.
BEFORE game day check all locations you plan to have a screen have some way of connecting to your TV feed. On the West coast, if you plan on doing it outside, remember that it is still light when the game starts and you will not get an image on a screen that is projected outdoors until around half-time.
It’s a Big Party, I want to show outdoors during daylight hours, what can I do?
LED screens will allow you to view outside during the day. If you have room a LED trailer is a great option, that can be set up quickly.
If a trailer can not be driven into the location, an LED video wall will be your best option (both are available through funflicks.com, depending on area).
Step 8. Non-Football Fans – Puppy Bowl?
If children are present, think about showing the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet in a separate room.
Step 9. Commercials
Some of the best TV commercials and special effects are used in the Super Bowl ads. Get interactive and create ballots to vote on the best commercials. Keep the sound up and enjoy them.
Step 10. Cleanup
Make cleanup easy! Use paper plates, cups, and tablecloths. Put a trash can in each room\area and label recycling, compost, trash, etc.
BONUS for your SuperBowl Party Planning
A stats screen is a great addition to your main viewing area. You can use ESPN.com NFL gamecast on a laptop, tablet or web-enabled device connected to a larger screen.One of our friends in Washington hosted an amazing football party. Yes, that is 2 screens, one for the game and one for Fantasy Football stats. Taking the Man Cave outside!