Written By Mattie
The Big Game is the highlight of the year for my husband and our three girls. In fact one year we went all out and created a signature burger just for my husband. We had appetizers, a main course and a banging dessert that had my family talking for months. Normally, we are a pretty quiet group of people but the big game is a time for us to be rowdy and let loose. This year we are not holding back. Throwing a big game party can be time consuming but with these five easy steps you’ll rock at throwing your own big game party.
Step One: Good Food
What is a party really without good food, I’ll even be honest and say that a party can have all the other essential elements but without great food you risk having your guest leaving with an empty stomach. My top tip, plan your food first. Will you have burgers or hot dogs? Will you have a cake or are you skipping dessert? This year we went all out with Big Dan Hot Dogs wrapped in bacon with bell peppers on a soft bakery bun. For dessert we served an I Love Ice Cream Cake Game Ball cake from our local Publix.
The Carvel® Game Ball® Ice Cream Cake is a cute football shaped ice cream cake layered with both vanilla and chocolate ice cream, chocolate crunches and fresh whipped frosting. Serve up this cake at your party and it will be an instant hit. Try an I Love Ice Cream Cake of your own by visiting the product locator. Also save some money while you are at it and snag a coupon. The Ice Cream Cakes come in many various styles and sizes, including original Carvel®, Peanuts®, Hello Kitty® and Jon Donaire®, along with old time favorites like OREO®.
Step Two: Good Company
Besides having poor food, having poor company will kill a party in zero-seconds flat. Make sure to invite over people you adore and that love to have fun. Steer clear of inviting people that have bad blood with one another. This will bring down your party and leave you frustrated. Above all just make sure that who ever you invite over you really enjoy their company.
Step Three: The Drink Station
Drinks. Nothing like wetting your whistle with a nice beverage. Try to have a variety of drinks such as; Gatorade, juice, water, and alcoholic drinks for those that are old enough to consume responsibly. Since my daughters don’t drink alcoholic beverages I decided to save those for my husband and I while still offering them a variety of drinks to choose from including my youngest favorite sparkling juice. Add a cute chalkboard decoration to your drink station with a party hashtag so that you will be able to keep up with all the fun going on at your big game party.
Step Four: Entertainment
Besides the big game, you might want to have a few things set up to keep your party guest entertained during the breaks. For example, you could have mini giveaways each commercial break for your guest to win fun things like candy, movie tickets and more. Keep it fun and unique. Trust me your guest will love this and continue to talk about your big game party for months down the road.
Step Five: Party Favors
Possibly the best part about any party besides the fellowship would be party favors. You see them at weddings and baby showers but why not include them at the end of your big game party? For our party my daughters created party favors with chocolate candies in a football shape. It went along with the party’s theme and they were delicious. Remember you don’t have to spend a ton on your party favors. We spent a total of $15 on our party favors.
Throwing a big game party can be a family tradition for you. Use these tips and you will surely throw a big game party that everyone will remember.
How do you celebrate the big game?
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