Super Bowl, Super Party! Tips for a Successful Sunday Shindig

By: Toni Cunningham | January 1, 2013
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Whether you like football or not, the Super Bowl is a great excuse for a party. Allow ice-cold beer, wings and the company of your closest friends to lift your spirits during the chilly, dreary beginning of February.

Best of all, Super Bowl parties are fairly low key and don’t require extensive preparation. No need for fussy décor, just some paper plates, snacks and a big screen TV. In order to make sure your soiree goes off without a hitch, adhere to the following:

Keep it simple. This is the time for easy party snacks like chips and dip, wings, sliders and pizza.  Ask everyone to bring a dish and your job will be made much easier. If you’d rather eliminate the preparation this step requires entirely, catering is the answer. There are several restaurants and caterers in the area that are perfect for all your Super Bowl Sunday party needs, including:

Have additional entertainment options besides the TV. Some people might be interested in the commercials and/or the halftime show, but would rather play cards or darts or watch paint dry during the actual game.

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Make sure your guests stop by the ATM before the party begins. You know, just in case anyone chooses to partake in a Super Bowl ritual involving a piece of paper with small boxes all over it in a grid-like structure. In unrelated news, in no way do I endorse gambling.

Dress for the occasion. This isn’t the time for a cocktail dress and heels, people. Even if you don’t own a Ravens or 49ers jersey, keep it low key. A t-shirt, sweatshirt, and jeans are all acceptable items.

Keep in mind you have to work the next day. The only fault with Super Bowl Sunday is that, well, it’s on a Sunday. So enjoy yourself, but not so much that you can’t drive home and make it in to work the next day.

No matter which team you’re cheering for (or if you’re cheering at all), a Super Bowl party is a great time to get together with friends and enjoy a party sandwich!