Superbowl Host Etiquette

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Hosting a Superbowl party? Make sure you know the etiquette
You’ve handled birthday parties and gatherings, but now you are ready to take on the task of a Super Bowl party. Super Bowls happen but once a year, so taking on the task of hosting a party means you have to be ready to accommodate your guests, make sure the big game is seen and still cater to those that are there for support, but not necessarily football fans.

You can choose to have your Super Bowl party an all-day event or just have it start right before kick-off, but no matter what you choose, you need to have a plan in place. Party hosts are held to higher standards and there are a few etiquette tips you need to keep in mind when hosting the football celebration of the year.

Consider Setting Up Two TVs

If possible of course. By having two TVs (each in a different room), you can have one where the food is and one where the serious game lovers can sit down, relax and watch. Consider setting up an area for eating and socializing and another for the bowl-game only fans. If there will be a lot of children or families, set up an area where younger children can play and monitoring parents watch the game, while there is another TV area for the serious fans. Giving everyone the opportunity to watch the game without feeling like they are missing out on the action is not just important, it’s polite.

Serve Up the Superbowl Snack Favorites

Now is not the time to only serve fancy dishes, three course meals or appetizers you’ve never made before. Superbowl attendees often come for the snack foods and drinks they know and appreciate – such as good dips, finger foods, etc. Sure, try a few new things, but keep everything simple and easy to eat and have a few fan favorites.

Decorate Based on the Teams

You might be a Green Bay Packers fan, but if they aren’t in the Superbowl this year, you need to decorate for the teams that are playing. Decorate for both sides or don’t decorate at all – your call. Just make sure to follow the teams everyone else is rooting for that day.

Serve Alcohol, but With Caution

People will be sitting around watching the game and enjoying the festivities all day. If you are going to serve alcohol, have a good variety, but also have non-alcoholic beverages so you aren’t collecting keys all day. Do not forget about the wines either – because not everyone there will want to drink beer or hard liquor. Sometimes having a few bottles of wine, which you can stock up on in your wine of the month club, gives your guests the variety they need.

No matter who you will be rooting for this year, follow these steps so that you can be the ultimate Superbowl host of 2016.



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