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Quick Super Bowl Party Ideas

If you’re like most, you probably celebrate the Super Bowl like it is a holiday. Whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just eager to rate the expensive ads, no Super Bowl Sunday would be complete without friends, family and fabulous food. 

How can you make your party more of a touchdown? Here are some great ideas that are both simple and sMARt.

  • ● Turn the TV room into a touchdown zone. Discover Astro Turf Carpet as an inexpensive “playing field” carpet that is safe from spills and food stains. Perfect as a carpet overlay. Easy to clean and maintain as it can be rolled-up and stored.
  •  Make it a costume party! Encourage everyone to go beyond sofa-surfing attire: give choices like cheerleaders, reporters, and sports announcers, football player’s wives; at the minimum, everyone should wear their team’s jersey or colors. Have fun with it.
  • ● Inspire guests with a buffet resembling a tailgate party. Think oversized baskets for the food, galvanized buckets and coolers to keep drinks chilled, and even a camping grill (not operational, of course) can be used to display assembled hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.
  • ● Use plaid blankets or remnant fabric to protect furniture while creating a game-day “great outdoors” look.
  • ● Buy a fresh football and have every guest sign it as if they were a professional player commemorating the game. Use this a centerpiece and at the end of the night the best-behaved guest takes it home.
  • ● Face painting can be for everyone—and can keep youngsters entertained. Fans everywhere paint their faces on game day, so invite your guests to do the same.
  • ● Discover football shaped light up ice cubes for your drinks—they exist! Just do a quick search on-line. Available in a variety of colors, these are a festive idea and will “Wow!” your guests.
  • ● Half-time Trivia: If your guests are not all sports junkies (and based on the Nielsen survey it’s likely they are not), have a fun trivia contest during half-time featuring questions anyone might get right.

Watching a football game—any game for that matter—should always be about sharing your time with those closest to you. No matter if you watch the game, watch your friends drink too much, or watch the kids, enjoy the process and keep it casual. And should by chance your team win the big game—well that’s just the extra credit.

And there you have it.

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