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The Six Things You Need for a Great Football Party


If you’re hosting a football viewing party this Sunday, you’ll want to make sure to have everything you need before the game starts, which means time is running it out to pull it all together. If you feel like pulling your hair out because you’ve got no clue where to start, here’s some help:

#1.) At Least a 42-Inch High-Definition TV. That’s according to Midwest Sports Fan, but the size is probably about right. People have come to expect a big TV at a football party. So if you don’t have one, see if you can borrow one from a friend or a neighbor and if they help you out, obviously invite them to join you.

#2.) Enough Beer. Again, you don’t want to run out in the middle of the game. It depends on the crowd, but to be safe figure at least five beers per person. That’s assuming it’s a mix of men and women, and some of them won’t drink at all. If you think any of your friends have had a little too much to drink, cut them off and don’t let them drive! They’ll hate you in the moment, but thank you when they sober up.

#3.) Lots of Food. Chips and dip, or chips and salsa are the one snack you absolutely have to have. But definitely make sure there’s a main course too such as meatball sandwiches. Since you’re offering alcohol, there needs to be lots of food to soak it up.

#4.) Plenty of Soft Chairs. If you’ve got 10 people coming, don’t make five of them sit on folding chairs for three-and-a-half hours. Any chair is better than no chair, but if at all possible, have a cushioned seat for every person.

#5.) Something Else to Do at Halftime. A lot of people don’t care about the halftime show. So, the best parties have alternatives. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy. Halftime is only 30 minutes, and a lot of people only use that time to eat and use the bathroom. So even just having an actual football laying around that people can take outside and toss around, that’s good enough.

#6.) A Plunger. Don’t advertise the fact that you have one. Just make sure that it’s available.

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