How to Throw the Ideal Game Day Party at Your Apartment

Author: Alecia Pirulis

TV Remote, beer bottle, bowl of chips with salsa and an American

Once a year, a sports spectacle takes over and all (well, most) of us tune in to catch this exciting football event known as the Big Game. Don’t go to a sports bar or watch it alone. Host your very own Game Day party!

Don’t Go Overboard Inviting People

Many people who want to host a Super Bowl party tend to over-invite people, which can be a problem if too many guests arrive at your apartment. You have to be realistic when inviting people over to your apartment for a party, especially one that can get loud with the game going on.

It’s tempting … you don’t want to leave anyone out. But if you over-invite people and everyone decides your place is “the” place to be, you may have way too many people crammed into your smallish apartment living room. Large crowds can get loud, as well, especially as fans cheer on their teams. (Score!) A huge crowd can also get expensive — you’ll have to provide food and drinks, after all.

Have Enough Seating

If you know that you will have a certain amount of people coming over for the Super Bowl, make sure you have ample seating. The last thing you want to have are people crammed on the couch or sitting on the floor. Make sure you have enough space to fit your guests comfortably, especially since the Super Bowl lasts about four hours with the game, halftime show and commercials. If you don’t have enough seating for everyone, ask some neighbors to lend some chairs.

Prepare Food Before the Game

Prepare as much as you can the night before and the morning of the game. Start serving an hour before the game, and leave some finger foods on the coffee table or on the end tables. This will cut down on the number of people getting up to grab plates during the game, which can get distracting — especially if they end up blocking the view of the television. Keep drinks nearby as well — perhaps in a cooler or on ice.


Enjoy the Game!

The Super Bowl only happens once a year, so enjoy yourself. Don’t stress about planning the party. Do as much as you can early, keep the guest list reasonable, and have fun!