Here’s How to Throw the Best Super Bowl Party in Wyoming History!
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We all know someone who is known for their epic Super Bowl parties, but if you're gonna be the toast of Wyoming in 2017 you need to be preparing - now.
We all want to throw a great party, but nothing will put your name on just about everyone's lips on the morning of Monday, February 6th like a supremely awesome Super Bowl party.
Here's how to may your party the best on the block this year.
Divide and Conquer
Of course, there will also be people at this party who have no interest in the Super Bowl. This means that if your team didn’t even get to the play-offs (you know who you are), you’re only going to be interested in the commercials. So, try to have the room full of people who want to talk during the game and sit reverently during the hilarious ad featuring dogs dressed like 'Star Wars' characters separate from the room full of people (or person) who want to sit in silence during the game and gab during the commercials.
Ban the Kids
It's a little-known fact that people will inevitably have to bring their kids to your party. It’s hard to get a sitter on Super Bowl Sunday when everyone is wanting to be out partying. (It’s even harder to get a sitter if nobody likes your kids, but that's another story.) So, if you can't keep them out, imagine ways to keep the kids at your party entertained to try and keep them out from under the feet of party goers.
Kids don't have the attention span for drawn out sporting events like this, particularly the Super Bowl which cuts to commercial about every 90 seconds. So, make sure there's a separate room where the kids can play. Preferably a block or two down the street! Then make sure they have their own snacks and beverages, because no one want those “grubby little fingers” as an ingredient in the snacks the grown ups are munching on.
Get a Great TV
First and foremost, it is very important that everyone at your Super Bowl party has the ability to watch the Super Bowl. While this may seem obvious, remember they aren't coming over to check out your collection of figurines. The average Super Bowl party has 17 people. This can make viewing difficult for guests.
Might we suggest having more than one TV set showing the game and maybe in more than one viewing room. Big screens are on sale this time of year, so if you didn't grab one on Black Friday, now is the time!
While the game is on, try to make sure the TVs aren't out of sync. If one set is slightly ahead of the other because of a lag in your digital receiver, the people in the back room who will hear everyone in the front room cheering before the play is finished and that's a serious Super Bowl party foul!
Have an Armada of Snacks
It's a Super Bowl party, snacks are a must! It's impossible to enjoy hyped-up football games without the proper amount of chips, sweets, barbecued things, stuff to dip things in, miniature snacks and pizza. To throw the best game day party in town, you must make it look like you have one of everything on hand - at least to begin the party. If you have a specialty dish, now is the time to show it off!!
Offer More than Just Light Beer
And, if you do the food right, you’ll need beverages to wash it down. Not everyone thinks your kind of bear is the best ever, so have a couple different kinds of beer available. Just note that you don't need to have every single kind of beer on the market. Remember, not everyone drinks beer, so in order to be a good host you should have several other kinds of beverages available - soft drinks, spirits, wine.
Provide Lots of Amenities
If you're going to serve all of this food and drink, then the next important thing to have on hand is at least two functioning indoor restrooms. Based on the menu, traffic here will be pretty steady, so make sure they’re stocked up with supplies and air freshener. And, it wouldn't hurt to have the game playing in there as well. So keep a radio handy unless you're a Richie Rich with a TV or iPad next to your commode. Nobody wants to miss the one interesting play of the day because nature doesn't have a network connection and can’t tell when it’s a good time to call.
Wipe It, Mop It and Bag It
Throwing a big party can lead to massive mess-making. Do not allow any person into your home before you've stockpiled a colossal amount of paper towels, stain remover and trash bags. Super Bowls cause super messes. Don't be caught unprepared.
Wanna Bet? Ante Up!
The only real way to keep the game interesting for everyone other than the one Falcons fan in your midst is to create a betting pool. Be creative and have people bet on something other than the game, like who will spill their drink first, which husband and wife will get into a public argument over a private matter, or which couple will try to leave their kids when they go.
Prepare for the Worst
Finally, have a backup plan for your backup plans. It's very important to have contingency plans ready. This is the biggest game day of the year and things can and will go wrong. You need to try and create a back-up for everything. Have a spare TV just in case your main set quits. Make sure you have antenna or internet service ready in the instance that the dish or cable goes out. Keep the fastest pizza delivery place on speed dial for that instance all your epic food gets ravaged by the dog or the kids or as intended by your drunk friends. And, just in case the game and the commercials really stink and everyone gets bored, have your set of Cards Against Humanity handy or better yet, get two sets of Pictionary, 7 pads of paper, and 42 markers at you will be ready.
BONUS: Be sure to have some fun yourself!
If you keep these few, but important, details in mind, you'll surely go down in Wyoming history as the Poke Supreme of WYO Super Bowl parties.