The big game is one of the most widely watched events in history, with a viewership of more than 100 million people around the world! Over the years, it has become far more than a football game; it’s become a reason for friends and family to get together and have fun. It’s almost as though this special Sunday has become a national holiday. So, if you’re the host of this year’s biggest party, you’ve got quite a bit to think about. Here are 7 tips for making sure that when your friends and family watch the big game with you, everyone has the best experience possible.
Tip #1: Make Sure The Game Is Visible To Everyone
We’ve all been there before. We get invited to a sporting event and there are so many people there that the TV is hard to see from some areas of the room. There’s a simple fix to this common problem. Generally, people will keep their televisions low for family viewing. However, when the room is full moving the television to a higher point in the room can help to make sure everyone has a good view of the game. There are several different options when it comes to television mounts designed to fit all screen sizes and budgets.
Tip #2: Invest In Surround Sound
There are several inexpensive surround sound options; and when watching sports in a crowded room, surround sound can make all the difference. While some of the people will want to watch the game as closely as possible, others will want to have conversations and catch up with old friends. If the only sound for the game is coming from your television, you’re faced with a tough choice, either drown out those that want to talk to satisfy those that want to hear the game, or keep the game low enough that those that want to talk can hear each other. However, with surround sound, the audio from the game will play from all areas of the room. Therefore, it will be possible to keep the game low enough to not drown out all of the conversations while making sure that those who want to pay attention to the game can do so.
Tip #3: Go High Definition
If you purchased your television anytime within the last 5 years, chances are that you have a high definition television. However, just plugging in the cable box isn’t going to be enough to maximize the picture capabilities of your television. The good thing is that the fix is incredibly simple. By using an HDMI cable instead of a standard video cable, you can greatly improve the picture quality your party experiences while watching sporting events.
Tip #4: Pay Special Attention To Seating
Because the big game is such a major event, chances are that you’re going to have quite a few people at your get together. One way to make sure that you give your guests the best experience possible is to make sure that there’s enough seating to accommodate everyone; organized in a way that everyone will have a clear view of the game. If you don’t have enough seating, don’t panic! Chances are that a few people you’ve invited to watch will be more than willing to bring chairs over for the party. All you need to do is think about the amount of people that will be coming and the amount of seating you have. If you don’t have enough chairs, just start calling around to ask your friends to bring some.
Tip #5: Organize A Potluck
To ensure the best experience possible for you and your guests, food is going to be a must. Unfortunately, when a good amount of people are going to be coming, food can get incredibly expensive. The good news is that reducing the cost and making the food more enjoyable is simple. All you need to do is organize a potluck. Give all of your friends and family a call and let them know that you’re setting up a pot luck for the game. If everyone brings a dish of their choice, there should be plenty of food to make sure that everyone is happy!
• Potluck Expert Tip – I’ve thrown a few potlucks in my lifetime and in the beginning, it was always a struggle to make sure there was enough food. Unfortunately, less people would bring food than those who would. To make sure that everyone contributes, call the day before the game and remind people that it is a potluck (meaning that everyone should contribute something).
Tip #6: Think About Drinks
When it comes to most football parties, it’s going to be important to have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. So, when planning your event, make sure that you consider whether or not alcohol is going to be served at your party. Also, to make for the best experience, making sure that soda, juice, and clean water are all available are important. Drinks can become another major expense. So in order to cut down on costs, consider asking those who aren’t sure what to make for the potluck to bring drinks instead.
Tip #7: Warn Your Neighbors
While the big game is a major event across the United States and around the world, it’s important to consider your neighbors when planning your party. The bottom line is that if your friends and family are anything like mine, things might get a bit noisy. However, if your neighbors are prepared for the noise, it’s possible to stop complaints before they happen. All you need to do is knock on your the doors around you and let them know that you’re planning a get together. Who knows, you may even decide to invite them to make the party that much more fun!
If you’re hosting this year’s big game party, you may feel as though there’s quite a bit of pressure on you to make things perfect. Using the tips above, you can make sure that the party you throw is one that goes down in the books as one of the best!