To Host or Not to Host, That is the Super Bowl Party Question
January 04, 2012
There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to throwing a party, but sometimes just deciding to throw a party a all can be a big decision. And that is how it is for Super Bowl Parties.
Super Bowl Parties are a dime a dozen. You know at least a few friends who are throwing one and most bars and restaurants will have food and drink specials and other events tied into their Super Bowl Party promotions.
So with all the competition, how do you know if you should throw a Super Bowl Party of your own?
It's not an easy choice to make, but there are a few key factors which can make this decision for you.
The Guest List
Above all other reasons, consider whether or not you will even have enough people show up to make all your time and energy for both planning and executing worth it.
There's nothing more sad than a party where no one shows up. Worst yet, you'll have to deal with the fact that a few people are sure to arrive and you'll all be very aware that it's just the 6 of you.
This is great if it's your 6 closest friends. Not so great if it's 6 people you barely know or don't care for.
Be sure to also get confirmations from people. They don't put RSVP boxes on invitations for nothing. Getting a firm 'yes' or 'no' from people will make it easier to know what you're getting yourself into.
Normally, your television isn't a make or break factor for throwing a party, but when it comes to the Super Bowl, it easily ranks at the top.
Flat screens and high definition are the name of the game nowadays. If you don't have HD, you will disappoint your guests who are likely used to the bright and crisp images. If you do, then also consider both the size and placement of your TV. For the Super Bowl, bigger has always been better. If you've got a TV that is at least 40 inches or more, then you're good to go.
Better yet, if your television is mounted on the wall or up higher where it's easy for your guests to see, you don't need to worry. Smaller and low TVs will make it difficult for your guests to see the action and the all important commercials.
If you really want to have a great TV setup, consider asking a friend to borrow their large HD TV as well. If you have two setup in different spots, people will feel more free to get up to eat and drink without having to worry about missing the game.
Happiness is a Place to Sit
The last key factor is having enough chairs for all of your guests. Remember, this is a football game. It will easily go for more then 3 hours. No one wants to have to stand for that long.
Odds are that you don't have enough couch space for more than about 8 people at best. Throw in a recliner or two, and you still only have seating for about 10 people.
Just as you would with a big family event, this is a time to break out the card table chairs and other seats you've packed away (camping chairs, etc.) and make sure you have enough for everyone.
Don't worry, it's not like people won't always be on the move for snacks and the bathroom, but if everyone wants to sit down for a big play, you should have enough chairs to make sure they can.
Consider each of these items when you ponder your Super Bowl Party and you'll have a much better idea of whether or not this is something you should try to do. With these basic factors in place, you can move on to choosing Super Bowl Party Decorations and Super Bowl Party Paper Goods.