The Big Game is just around the corner, and we’ve compiled some of our very best tips for throwing an amazing celebration—from kickoff until the final goal. After some thorough evaluation, (and some in-person research, too), we’ve come to believe that there are 4 key elements to a Big Game celebration that will NOT drop the ball…
#1 – The TV/Speaker
It goes without saying but it’s truly essential to offer a great view and quality sound for everyone who comes over to see the big game. Consider hosting wherever you have access to the best television. If that lands you as host, evaluate the location and visibility of your TV and think about adding some speakers or putting on a radio for those who might be out of the room grabbing food. Put in a little extra effort to help guests who aren’t at the game feel like they are.
#2 – The Food
We know well that food can make or break a party, and we’ve worked hard over the years to perfect our own Big Game menu offerings. In fact, we’ve catered many Big Game parties and have steadily compiled our guests’ feedback to offer the very best each year. Some à la carte menu favorites that we have a fun time prepping and sending out every year are:
- Beer cheese with hot pretzel rods
- Cuban sliders
- Mini crab cakes
- Sriracha deviled eggs
- Spicy BBQ boneless wings w/ranch
- Mac & Cheese bites
- Buffalo Chicken Empanadas with Bleu Cheese
- Spicy Beer BBQ meatballs
- Mama Carin’s Famous Chili
If you’re into whipping up your own party starters, there are lots of great recipe ideas online. You can also make the party pot-luck, and ask each guest to bring one of their very favorite football-inspired dishes. If you just want to sit back and enjoy, consider having it catered. We offer great rates and drop offs for parties of 12 or more, so you can focus on the important stuff: the football game.
#3 – The Drink
Offer something for everyone’s palate, although a traditional football go-to is beer. Depending upon the size of your party, consider grabbing a keg of beer: either a classic light or regular. If you think your crowd would prefer cocktails, browse some of these ideas from Liquor.com.
#4 – The Games
Add another element of fun by placing bets on the ending score, and giving guests a chance to win the betting pot at the end of the night, or voting on the very best commercial, (because who doesn’t enjoy game-day commercials?) Everyone loves a good game during a get-together, and the Big Game is no exception. A quick online search offers tons of game-day party contest ideas, from score-betting charts and guesses on what color the end-of-game, celebratory Gatorade might be, to flag-call participation, where each guest is given their own penalty flag to throw. Extra activities can go a long way to keeping everyone excited and interested—even if the game turns out to be a blowout.
Maybe the most important element of all for an incredible Big Game party, though, is to surround yourself with your family and favorite fans, and to sit back, relax and enjoy! We wish you an awesome Big Game Sunday!