Last Minute Touches for the Perfect Super Bowl Bash
Whether you've been planning your Super Bowl party since the beginning of the season or you just decided to have a few friends over, there are a few easy last-second tips that can help elevate your party. Consider adding one of these small wrinkles to your shindig so that every guest leaves happy, regardless of the final score.
1. Plenty of drinks and storage
There's nothing worse than running out of alcohol halfway through the game. The store will be crowded and you don't want to miss a second of the game or the commercials. Instead, plan ahead and stock up on alcohol.
Grab an extra bottle or two for your margarita machine. While many guests will show up with beer in hand, they'll surely want a tropical drink when they see your party machine at work. Stock up on mixers, tequila and all your favorite frozen concoction accessories.
While you won't need to store these beverages because your guests will be drinking them so quickly, you'll want to provide a cool space for the beer. Clean out your fridge the day before guests arrive, grab the mini fridge out of the garage and set it up in the living room, or put out a cooler full of ice for your friends to keep their drinks cold.
"Pizza? Wings? Chinese food? Whatever you're planning to order for the game, remember that many of your neighbors may be thinking the same thing. Call the restaurant early in the day to schedule a drop off."
2. Buy some time with a slow cooker
If it's the morning before the big game and you realize you have a million errands to run, you can use your slow cooker as a last-minute savior. Simply find a great Super Bowl recipe for dip, stew or other snacks and set it up. Then get to work cleaning. By game time you'll have a tasty snack with minimal effort from you all day.
3. Order food early
Pizza? Wings? Chinese food? Whatever you're planning to order for the game, remember that many of your neighbors may be thinking the same thing. Call the restaurant early in the day to schedule a drop off. If you wait until kick off you might not even get your food until the game's over.
4. Play a game
Not everyone loves watching football. Throw in some last-minutes games to make the experience more fun. Consider doing a friendly wager on Super Bowl squares or create a team-based drinking game where everyone rooting for the AFC team drinks when they turn the ball over if the NFC scores.
Remember to enjoy your beverages responsibly and follow all drinking laws - and don't forget to look out for your fellow Parrotheads too.