The NFL season is underway, which means you should already be planning a football party. It’s important to be well prepared for this event because you want your guests to have a good time and not miss out on any major plays. Here are a few ways you can make sure you’re prepared for hosting a big game day event:
Sending out invites to people is an important first step. You want people to know when and where the party is taking place, so plan out which game you’d like to host, and get the party invitations ready. Give the cards a fun football theme, too, so people will get pumped for the event and remember all the details on the invite.
To be on the safe side, check to make sure you receive the channel the game will be on and if your sound system is working properly. Inspecting these aspects in advance will ensure that your guests can hear what’s happening on the screen and will help reduce any difficulties on game day. If you don’t have surround sound, consider investing in some speakers to make your friends feel like they are really a part of the action.
You should also consider the angle and seating in your viewing room. Is most of your furniture off to the side? Position your TV so it is pointing at the biggest seating area in the room. This way, a majority of people will have a good view of the screen.
Food and drinks
Snacks are an essential for any event. Prepare some popular game day foods by setting up the grill for hotdogs and burgers. If you have a slow cooker in the cupboards, you can also use this to make a delicious cheese dip or heat up some little smokies. If you’re planning to order pizzas for everyone, make sure you plan ahead. It’s a big game day, so the pizza place will probably be pretty busy. So, either order ahead of time or be prepared to wait.
Make sure you have plenty of drinks available as well. Allow people to choose a variety of beverage options, with beer and soda in the cooler. If you’re expecting a ton of people to come over, consider getting a keg to set out on the back porch. The cask of beer with the grill fired up nearby will really give your event that classic tailgating feel.
Set up some games
You don’t want people to be bored during halftime or breaks, so have a few game available. A big backyard is the perfect place for holding a little game of touch football, and it would also be a great area for setting up bags. For rainy afternoons, play football trivia or have people predict the final game score, and pin their numbers to their jerseys. At the end of the game, give the closest guess a prize.
Keeping all of these hosting aspects in mind will help you prepare the best football game day party of the year.