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5 Elements You Need for the Ultimate Super Bowl Extravaganza

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Have all of your friends over to enjoy the big game, talk football and, of course, have some great food and drinks. Here are five key elements to throwing the perfect Super Bowl bash. 

1. Offer a variety of drinks 
When most people think about football, beer comes to mind, but a can or bottle of suds is far from the only beverage you can enjoy during the big game. Break out your frozen concoction maker and make something a bit stronger than watery light beer. Cook up your own creative icy cocktails or opt for football-themed recipes like the Automatic First Down Margarita. Your guests will surely enjoy the alternative beverage option and there'll be plenty of time to fill your glasses during the hundreds of commercials and hours of pregame coverage. 

2. Play a Super Bowl trivia game 
Whether you're watching the game with a bunch of football fanatics or just party fans, playing trivia about football can be a fun way to get into the spirit of the game. Play a Trivial Pursuit-style game with in-depth statistics, record-breaking players or even quarterbacks who are celebrities outside of the game. 

Skip the beer and concoct something unique for this one-of-a-kind game.

3. Have a appetizer potluck 
Don't take on the responsibility of all the food yourself. Provide some dip or wings along with your margaritas and frozen cocktails, but feel free to ask your guests to contribute to the spread as well. Make a spreadsheet or email chain to help everyone decide what to bring and what is already accounted for, as well as make people aware of dietary restrictions. Then, come game day, you'll have a feast thanks to a little effort from everyone.

4. Get plenty of seats and TVs 
Just like at the stadium, seating is a critical part of watching the game. Take some time before your guests arrive to set up the seats around the TV. Try each one out and make sure everyone has a good view. The better the view, the more fun everyone will have during the game. 

Additionally, you may want to have a second TV running without the sound. This is perfect for showing the Puppy Bowl or other TV events for people who don't enjoy football as much as the die hard fans. 

5. Decorate like crazy 
The Super Bowl is only once a year, so go all out in celebrating it. Cover your home in decorations. Look for team designs, football paraphernalia or even just colorful table and wall art that matches your favorite team's uniforms. Often there are plenty of festive free printable decorations online put out by the teams or style sites. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.