Even if your team didn’t make it this year, 2012 Super Bowl Sunday is a good time to get together with family and friends. It’s a great excuse to entertain, whether you plan to actually watch the game or not. Now that the teams have been chosen, it’s time to get the party plans rolling.
1st Quarter – Invitations. Be creative. The Super Bowl allows for a lot of different options for the invitation. You can use a football theme and send football shaped invites or choose a color theme using your favorite team’s colors. A scoreboard invitation or even a game day ticket template can also be used. In addition to putting the date, time, and place on the invitation, ask guests to wear their favorite team’s jersey to the celebration.
2nd Quarter – Décor. Use sports jerseys as chair covers, and instead of the typical green plastic football tablecloth, use an Astroturf table runner and apply white tape to mark off the yard lines. Add sports drink picks, football-shaped napkins & plates, and the NFL™ Party Zone Centerpiece to finish out the quarter. A personal “touchdown finish” to give to your guests as favors would be customized football beer mugs.
3rd Quarter – Food. When planning the menu, keep two things in mind: easy and delicious. Think about dips, chips, wings, and other traditional Super Bowl items that can be made in advance. Serve dishes that will last throughout the party. Plan to use recipes for food that guests can nibble on from 1st down to last call. Don’t forget the sweets! Football themed desserts are a great idea, i.e. a stadium cake or football cupcakes! An especially nice touch would be to add custom printed NFL M&Ms®.
4th Quarter – Games. Have a special room for those who may not be interested in watching the Super Bowl game. These games can still be sports related – Super Bowl trivia or football charades with word cards that you’ve selected in advance. Board games and card games are optional, too. Of course, the premier event will still be Super Bowl XLVI.
If hosting your own party is not an option, there are alternatives:
The Pour House, 360 Federal Place, Greensboro, NC (336)333-2226 HIGHLIGHTS: Outside tent, 12 televisions and 3 projectors for your visual pleasure.
Elite Sports Bar & Lounge, 2519 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC (336)542-8092.
Shooters Sports Bar & Grill, 3808 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC (336)851-2432 HIGHLIGHTS: Beer and wing specials, live DJ after the game.
Whether you’re planning a big bash at home or venturing outside the house to enjoy the game, be safe and have fun!