It's hard to believe the big game is just a few weeks away. Over 100 Million people will be watching. Whether it's a party of two or more, it's going to be a great game, with friends, food and fun. Here's 4 tips to help make your football party a success.
Menu variety will score you some winning points.
I am pretty excited about the "Big Game" this year. Hosting this party, has always been an annual favorite. Each year, I try to make new foods, mainly appetizers that visually tease the palate and please the eye. I try to consider everyone's dietary concerns. Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian to name a few. A variety of foods is the spice of life.
Score extra points with a kid's gaming room
Take the stress off game day by creating a gaming room for the kids. It's smart to corral the kids and give them what they want, video games. If you don't, I guarantee there will be foul play and interference during the football game. Some kids are on the offense, some and the defense and a few just like to cause a little foul play. Ask parents to bring a laptop, small TV, Ipad, or tablet. A folding table with chairs or bean bags in a circle can help occupy them through the game. A movie room with blankets, popcorn, kid friendly snacks is another great alternative.
Presentation alone will make you the MVP
I've learned at the end of the day, it's all about presentation on a plate. Don't stress out if you don't have time to cook, it's ok to go with store bought food. Just be sure to do the little extras, like garnishments on Cocktail shrimp. I like to buy little plastic mini shooters, add cocktail sauce, a creamy horse radish and I can add a piece of lemon. Shrimp platters are always on sale this time of year. Keep it easy and simple.
Tackle all the electronics
If your TV(s) has a bad habit of blacking out or freezing, it could be considered foul play to guests. Pre-check everything is a go and operational the day before. Check everything one last time the morning of. Nothing is worse than missing a part of the game due to technical difficulties.