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, the entire world has its eyes on the biggest sporting event in the United States – the Super Bowl. Many people decide to go out to a restaurant, bar or a friend’s to watch the game, but what if you decide to host a 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.

Apartments definitely have a limit on the amount of people that can fit comfortably inside. A group of four to six people is the perfect amount of people because it will keep the noise down, food costs low and it will just be less congested for everyone.

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

It is best to prepare your food the morning of the game or the night before so you have enough time in case you need to make more. Serve your dishes between an hour to a half hour before kickoff so you and your guests can get settled in before the game starts. This also prevents people from getting up and obstructing the view of others during the game. It’s just a logical way to make sure nobody misses any of the action.

If you want to impress your guests, always have your drinks on ice and in reach of somebody so your guests never go thirsty!

Enjoy the Game!

The Super Bowl only happens once a year, so enjoy yourself. Don’t stress about planning the party. Be casual and people will have a good time.

This year’s Super Bowl will be a great game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, and the halftime show is sure to be interesting with Coldplay and Beyonce sharing the stage!

Schottenstein Real Estate Group contributed content to this article. SRE Group is a leading apartment community in the Midwest with its Grand at Florence, Grand at Polaris, Grove City Summit and Parkway Village communities.