Ladies, it’s finally January, and if you thought all of your entertaining days were behind you, and you could sit on the sidelines for awhile, think again – there is one more day of celebrating and this time it’s the easiest party you’ll ever throw.
Yes, I’m talking about the Super Bowl party, the one that your husband actually looks forward to every year, and the one where he gets to wear his favorite sweatshirt, eat his favorite foods, have the whole gang over for a day, and hopefully watch his favorite team play!
To some of us, it’s not really about football (unless the Dallas Cowboys are playing) as much as it is an excuse to huddle together with friends or co-workers; so forgo the fuss, pull out the trays, and have a fun, relaxing party!
Here are a few ideas to make sure everyone has a winning time.
Since your television will be the main focal point of the day, there is no penalty if your house is not clean from top to bottom; all you need to worry about is lots of comfortable seating and a clear view of the game (and more importantly, those funny commercials).
Super Bowl Sunday means enjoying all of your favorite high calorie snacks – guilt free of course – so go ahead and plan a simple, easy-to-prepare menu with all of those yummy traditional foods that men love to eat while watching the game.
Buffet style is the only choice here, so set out a stack of trays and a pile of flatware wrapped in large napkins so everyone can fill up their plates and head back to the game. Stack cocktail sandwiches on cake plates, and keep chili, cheese dip, and Swedish meatballs in warming trays so you don’t have to run back and forth to reheat foods in the microwave. Guests can get seconds or thirds at their leisure and no one will miss that winning touchdown.
Make sure you have plenty of beverages on hand – with all that cheering, guests will need to quench their thirst. Keep water, soda, and beer iced down in galvanized buckets, and frosted beer mugs are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
For those guests who simply wish to visit and catch up, set up a room away from all the screaming; this way your diehard football fans won’t be distracted by the latest gossip.