Party prep for the big game

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The weather is starting to turn colder and each football game carries more and more meaning, and this leads up to friends gathering together for the big game in February. Hosting a party for the game can be a delicate balancing act between making sure everyone has a good time and not encroaching on the enjoyment of watching the game (and the commercials). So here are some keys that will make your next football party a big hit at home. Because after all, life begins where you live. So let’s make this year’s prep for the big game count and allow you and your guests  to experience the #AllianceUltimateChill.


Details Make the Difference

Small details can go a long way in setting the right atmosphere for your party. Use the color of your favorite team if they’re playing, or use both teams if you aren’t that lucky. You could even set the menu based off of who is playing. New York vs Chicago? Try pitting deep dish pizza against thin crust for your guests. Philadelphia vs Baltimore? Cheesesteaks versus crab cakes. This might seem small, but will set the tone for the party and will give non-football fans another angle to enjoy the festivities.


Something for Everyone

While the football game will inevitably (and understandably) be the centerpiece of the party, there will always be those who are not interested in the game itself. Having auxilliary things to do will make the party more enjoyable for those people and will allow the football watching fans to watch the game guilt-free. Having a kids area with toys and games or even a second television where guests can watch something else is a nice gesture that acknowledges that not everyone is a football fan, as odd as that may seem to some.


Stock Up!

The last thing you want to do as a party host is run out to buy more food or drinks as you run the risk of missing out on the biggest and best plays of the game. On the other hand, the last thing you want to do is be left with tons of food or drinks that will go to waste after the party. A good strategy is to stock up on food and drinks that you would eat and drink otherwise. This way if there is a good deal leftover it won’t go to waste.


These tips should help your big game party be a success. Have any tips you think we missed? Let us know in the comment section below!