“Hey, did you hear Notre Dame lost?” This was said to my husband by my darling 6 year old niece when she noticed him wearing his Fighting Irish sweatshirt last week. While we are still feeling the sting from the beating Alabama gave us in the National Championship game, it was pretty funny. I have never been much of a sports loving girl, but when we bought our house, it solely became my duty to host most of our family parties, and that includes a lot of football themed gatherings. It just kind of grew on me the past 4 years, and now I actually look forward to a good game of football. Since I am one who thrives on being prepared for any event way ahead of time, I have started to sit down and plan out our next gathering- The Super Bowl Party!
I love the challenge of throwing a good party, but sometimes The Super Bowl Party tends to throw me for a loop. Do people come for the food or to actually watch the game? While my kitchen can accommodate quite a few people, I tend to find it a little overcrowded at our party. Most of the food is set up in there, but we only have a tiny 13 inch tv in there to watch the game on. People are all huddled together with their plates of food, straining their eyes to see the game. I like my guests to feel at home, so they are always more than welcome to take their plates into the living room to eat and watch the game on our large screen, but I guess people just want to be close to the food?
I have been thinking a lot about finishing our basement for these kind of occasions. It’s already halfway done, but we would need to buy furniture and look for new TVs on Pricegrabber.com. Then maybe find some kind of warming trays to set up on a buffet to keep the food mainly away from the kitchen to prevent crowding. I’m not sure if I would need a cooler for the beverages or if we should invest in a mini fridge? So many decisions! So, I'd like some input on how you do crowd control at your Super Bowl party. Do you have a separate room you direct everyone to and have a buffet set up in there, or do you just accept that eventually everyone will make their way to the kitchen, and suck it up?
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