Super Bowl Party Essentials
Ever notice that at nearly every party you go to it seems like someone always has to run out and buy more ice? Or you may hear “Tell Frankie to pick up a ton of ice on his way ovah!” That is because ice is notoriously the most forgotten item at every party and a Super Bowl party is no exception. Think of how much ice you think you need and double it. You can always use it later.
Propane or Charcoal
You have been marinating those steak tips for hours, spent your tax return on hamburger meat, and strapped on your favorite “kiss the cook” red apron. Now to fire up the grill. “Oh no!” Forgetting to check your propane or buy charcoal can be the ultimate buzz kill and can cause your guests to fill up on chips and dip before sinking their teeth into your BBQ masterpiece. Don’t forget this!
Be a kind host and respect the fact that these days many people choose to not eat meat. Imagine going to a Super Bowl Party only to find that the only options for food were broccoli, salad, and carrot sticks! Now how do you like it!
Plates , Napkins, and Cups
With lots of friends over to watch the big game, doing the dishes after can be a real mess. You may not even have enough cups and plates in your cabinet for everyone to use! People lose cups, throw plates away before they are done, and get buffalo sauce all over their hands. Do yourself a favor and make a small investment in more of these things then you think you need.
Wireless Internet Password
Here is a new one to consider this year. With the rise of smartphones and tablets, many people feel that if they are unable to connect to the internet during a Super Bowl party, they are really missing out. Sometimes these new fangled devices just refuse to pick up 3G signal and it is necessary to connect to a wireless internet network. Don’t be that guy that says “the password is on the modem” and make your buddy crawl under the desk and snack on dust while deciphering your Da Vinci Code. Write that baby down BEFORE the game and post it on your refrigerator
I don’t think this one needs to be explained too thoroughly. Make sure your facilities are fully stocked and all disasters are averted.
Non-Alcoholic beer is something that is often neglected when planning a Super Bowl party but can really put a damper on the day for a friend who is “on the wagon.” Help your buddy out without making them ask and add a twelve pack of O’Doul’s or Saint Paulie Girl in the fridge.
Super Bowl party=Super huge mess. We have all been to parties where no one knows where to throw their plate away and an awkward stacking of trash occurs on the kitchen counter. Make a preemptive strike and buy lots of trash bags then place a few around the house for your guests to take care of themselves.
Super Bowl Squares
Super bowl squares are probably the most fun part of this annual fiesta. In case you are not familiar, click here for a blank sheet to print out for the game. Basically, it costs $5 per square and each person buys a few squares. The sheet is 10 X 10 and once it is full you pick numbers out of a hat and assign the numbers 1-10 to each row of the big square. At the end of each quarter, you match the last digit of each teams score with the corresponding littlesquare and declare a winner for that quarter who is awarded ¼ of the pot. Prepare other fun bets If you like such as who will win the coin toss? Who will President Obama pick to win the game? How long will it take Alicia Keys to sing the US National Anthem? Official odds: Over 2 minutes 10 seconds: EVEN Under 2 minutes 10 seconds: -140
Lemons and Limes
Not exactly a deal breaker but when your friends are making drinks or sipping Coronas it is good to have these citrusy fruits available at your Super Bowl party.
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