In a few weeks, it’ll be time for the Super Bowl. This year on February 2nd the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Super Bowl is always the most anticipated game of the NFL football season, and fans only have a few weeks left to get ready. Even if you’re not fortunate enough to have tickets to the big game, you can still have a lot of fun at home. Here’s what you need to do before game time.
Check your flatscreen
The first and most important thing you need to do is check your TV. Does the channel come in clear? The game is on the Fox network, so check your local channel listings. You also want to make sure your television is large enough for everyone to see.
You don’t want your guests to have to stand around your tiny TV just so they can see the game. Many retailers have deep discounts on new televisions this time of year.
Decide on the type of party
You know the theme, it’s a Super Bowl party, but you still have to decide on the food and drinks. Potlucks are undeniably easier. Every guest brings a dish to share. Getting the grill going is another option, but this often depends on the weather. You could also prepare all the snacks and food yourself, but this does take work and time.
Once the food is decided on, it’s time to choose the drinks. Are you only serving beer, cocktails or both?
It is also important to make sure there are kid-friendly snacks and beverages if they will be attending.
Get your clothing ready
You don’t need to go out and spend money on Chiefs or 49ers jerseys or t-shirts. There are plenty of custom iron-on transfers for both teams to choose from.
All you need is a shirt, sweatshirt or another piece of clothing and a hot iron. It only takes a couple of minutes to iron the transfer on, and you’re ready to cheer for your favorite Super Bowl team. You can iron one transfer on or several of them.
You can also make caps with matching custom patches. Create your own line of team apparel, without spending a lot of money.
Show team pride with bumper stickers
Bumper stickers are a great way to show team pride. They are also inexpensive. You don’t have to put one on your vehicle. There are other uses for them.
You can use bumper stickers to decorate your party space. They can be used to cover an old table or to create team signs. You can also give them out as party favors.
Have a guest list
If you decided on a potluck, you already have a good idea who’s coming. However, if you’re handling all the food yourself you need an idea of how many people you’re going to feed. You definitely don’t want to run out of food halfway through the game!
Understand that the count probably won’t be exact. There always seems to be an extra plus one. This won’t be a problem if you plan ahead.
Your house doesn’t have to be spotless, but you also don’t want crumbs on your couch. Do a basic cleaning. Pick up any clutter. You want guests to have plenty of room for their plates and cups. You also don’t want them tripping over anything that you might have left laying on the floor.
Consider a babysitter
If the party is at your house, it’s up to you to decide if you want to spend time with your children while the game is on in the other room. When you’re going to someone else’s house, it might be advisable to hire a babysitter.
Have plenty of seating
Since you have a guest list you know how many seats you need. Guests should not be forced to stand. You might need to bring some additional seating. If you do not have any extra chairs, you can rent some for a fee.
These are the main things you need to do before the Super Bowl. What’s your go-to for the perfect game day? However you choose to watch, have fun.