It’s almost time to bring out the jerseys and channel your inner MVP. Game day is almost here, and you’ve got a houseful of friends ready to cheer on your favorite team. But what if you’re not sure where to begin?
Hosting a game day party can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t plan ahead. And if you’re a first-time host, there are plenty of things that can go wrong. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to throw the ultimate game day party, so that you and your guests have an unforgettable time.
To help manage your time while prepping, it’s important to organize all of your tasks in advance. By making a comprehensive list of everything that needs to be done, you can easily delegate tasks among family members or friends to help make things run smoothly. Remember: there’s no reason why you should be doing all of the work!
Make a menu and shop in advance
If you’re serving food at your game day bash, make sure it’s something easy to eat with your hands so you don’t have to worry about plates or utensils! If you don’t want to cook, pre-made snacks are always a great option.
Don’t forget drinks! Make sure your guests won’t run out of refreshments by stocking up on soft drinks, beer, water and if you have them, cups and ice.
Show off that team spirit!
No matter who wins, everyone is going to be in a good mood if you decorate for the occasion. Use balloons in your team colors and display team pennants and banners. Don’t forget tableware in your team colors as well! Make sure to wear something that shows off your loyalty to your favorite team too.
Limit your alcohol – While beer is a popular choice for most football fans, keep it simple by only offering one type of beer or wine instead of having a full bar.
Have non-alcoholic options ready – Not everyone who attends your game day party will want to drink alcohol, so make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic options available such as soda and water.