Are you one of those fans who wait all year long for the Super Bowl game and party? Even if your favorite team isn’t playing in today’s game, there is the lure of the biggest junk-food day of the year, the memorable television commercials, the National anthem and half-time entertainment. Singer Garth Brooks says there are two days in the year: Christmas day and the Super Bowl. It’s a pretty big deal.
Nine helpful tips for a successful home party
- Let your guests know what your half-time foods will be so they can pace themselves early in the game.
- Place cocktail napkins near the drinks and drink glasses. (Guests, please use them.) After the party, no host wants to find a permanent glass ring on their favorite piece of furniture.
- Servings spoons and small tongs are a must-have for each of your foods. You never know where those hands that are serving as utensils have been.
- Have plenty of small plates available that encourage your guests to use them rather than standing and piecing on the foods at the buffet table.
- Balance your menu with healthy foods such as a veggie tray or a platter of grilled vegetables to go with the ribs at half-time.
- Beer is synonymous with pizza and chicken wings, but have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and bottled water available.
- If you have a large crowd, place a stack of paper hand towels for guests to dry their hands on in your powder rooms. Nothing is worse than trying to dry your hands on a soggy towel.
- Guests, be aware! Please use a trash receptical rather than leaving your toothpicks, soiled napkins and half-eaten foods in various locations throughout the house.
- Keep everyone safe and call a cab for a departing guest if they have had too much to drink.
Let’s get the party started!