Hosting a Super Bowl party can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful. What to serve, how much to buy, preparing seating – the list goes on and on. Here are a few pre game tips to make your Super Bowl party stress free and enjoyable:
1. USE A GUIDE TO DECIDE HOW MANY DRINKS TO BUY
Decide ahead of time what you will be serving your guests. Remember, you don’t have to offer everything and most people won’t expect you too. Try having a mix of beer, hard alcohol and other mixers. If you know how many people will be coming, use a drink calculator like this one on Evite. The drink calculator will help you figure out how much to buy based on the length of your party and the number of people coming.
2. ICE, ICE BABY
No one wants to run out of ice or make an ice run during the game, so plan ahead! Buy extra bags of ice to put in coolers before the game. You can even tell the guests who offer to bring something to show up with a bag of ice.
3. NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
Remember not everyone will be drinking alcohol (shout out to the designated drivers!), so have a variety of drinks like water, soda, or mocktails available for those who don’t want to drink.
4. SIGNATURE DRINK
If you want to make something ahead of time, create a signature drink and put it in a pitcher. This is a great way to welcome guests to your party and get them in the party mood! You can find a number of great recipes (like Moscow Mules!) using vodka, tequila, and rum on Pinterest.
5. USE LABELS ON CUPS
A lot of people choose to use plastic cups to cut down on clean up – not to mention to prevent broken glass! While plastic cups are a great solution, they are easy to lose track of with all the moving and mingling. You can eliminate the “Where’s my cup?” problem by using labels. Set up a few pens and labels by the cups and your guests can write their name, nickname or whatever else they want on their cup. This also cuts down on trash and cleanup, which is always a good thing!