Super Bowl Sunday is celebrated in most homes as a major holiday. I am not a diehard fan but do follow the Philadelphia Eagles. Super Bowl Sunday is different…it’s a party, the commercials are funny and the half times shows are great. The next day, conversation at work will be about everyone’s favorite commercial so you really have to watch the game.
Even if you are not a football fan, or your team did not make the championship game, chances are you will attend or host a viewing party.
Hosting can be a little stressful since emotions often run high during championship games. Here are seven pre-party planning tips designed to help make the post party clean-up easy - even if your guest get a little rowdy.
Every television in the house should be on and broadcasting the game. Guests will be able to see all the action as they move about. For an extra special touch have the game playing on a radio in the bathroom.
Super Bowl menus are usually dips, pizza, meatball and pulled pork sandwiches and it seems the messier the better. Maybe because it is a man’s day. Spills and drips can ruin or stain so minimize the chances.
Super Bowl menus calls for paper plates and a ton of napkins! Spills and drips are all most certain so I use inexpensive plastic plate chargers with paper plates. They make it much easier for your guests to balance their food especially when eating in front of a TV. For fun, you could use Giants and Patriot’s colors. This even helps with drips since the charger is larger than the plate.
I know it is tempting to use plastic cups but I never, never use plastic especially when I have company. Plastic is too light and easily knocked over making a mess and possibly staining your beautiful furniture. Opt for the new wine glasses without stems to avoid the accidental knock down. You can purchase inexpensive glassware at any dollar store for game day. Ecco-friendly too!
It’s a football game, and the only reason I am suggesting that you provide beer drinkers a Koozie. Trust me it will protect your tables from beer can ring marks.
I refer to these as mess makers. Kids love to play with them but they will end up spread out all over the floor and possible on your walls. You can save a lot of clean up time by hiding the toys you know will be a bear to pick up when guests leave.
Make sure you have emergency clean-up supplies for spills and drips handy. Windex Wet Wipes are great for spot cleaning drips on rugs and furniture. For tougher stains like red wine try use white wine. It will help neutralize red wine and make it easier to lift the color off. Simply poor white wine onto the stained area and gently blots the liquid up with a thick towel. Rubbing will force the stain into your carpet. If the stain is still visible, you can add salt or soda to continue to lifting out the pigment.
The import thing is to remember is just having a good time! Except for the
New York and New England areas, to most of us, it is just a chance to
eat things we usually don’t eat on a Sunday night, hang out with family and
friends, and watch some great commercials! It’s also a great opportunity to
chase away the mid-winter blues! ENJOY!
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
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