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The Big Game Means It's Time for a Big Party

Regardless of whether you’re a football fan or not, the Super Bowl is a chance to get together with friends and enjoy some great food and good times. When January is coming to an end and February is about to begin, it’s time for the big game to begin! 

If you’re throwing the game (or just attending) you want to do your best to help your guests to enjoy themselves. The best way to do that is to cater to the two big needs. Food and the game itself! Great Super Bowl snacks are a must. Finger foods that people can pick at make a lot of sense.There’s also food delivery, but you need to think ahead! This is the biggest delivery day of the year. The other half is the game itself. Comfortable seating that gives a good view of a great TV is the way to go. The good news is that if your TV may not be what you want it to be, it’s the perfect time for an upgrade. 

Great Superbowl Snacks

When you’re setting up your snack plates, you want to have lots of finger food. It also helps if some new snacks appear every 15-30 minutes or so. This can let people get a new surprise each time and not feel like they have to load up all at once. Snacks don’t need to be predictable. It’s great to have chips and wings sure. Try elevating some of your snacks too. Consider some of these tasty treats: 

  • Stuffed Mushrooms - Little mushroom bites can be stuffed with your favorite fillings. Use smaller mushrooms to keep them easily consumable. 
  • Tostada Bites - Little tortilla rounds can be topped with almost anything. Some refried beans or guacamole make a great base, then top with cheese, cilantro, green onions tomatoes and a protein like pulled pork, spicy chicken or marinated shrimp. 
  • Winter Veggie Kabobs - Do you have some vegetarians coming along and you want to ensure they are happy? Try a summer food with a winter twist. Make kabobs using mushrooms, sweet potato, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. It’s not just healthy, but colorful and impressive. 
  • Meatballs - Meatballs are a common snack. So take them to the next level! Try some turkey meatballs for a healthier option. Otherwise, you can choose some thai seasonings and sauces for a little spicy kick! 
  • Avocado Fries - Using some egg to coat french fry shaped avocado slices in panko, almond meal and spices is a great idea! These can be baked to be delightfully crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauces. 

Enjoying the Main Course: Get Your Food On Time

If you want to provide food that you’re not making yourself, delivery is the usual choice. Pizza, wings and so many other traditional football foods are waiting to be ordered. Of course, this isn’t a normal day. There’s two tips that can make sure your food gets to you in time. 

The first tip is to order ahead of time and aim for before the game. Most modern restaurants allow you to order online. You can delay the delivery for a specific time. By ordering Saturday and choosing your time on Sunday, it allows the restaurant to plan ahead themselves to get their food out. Kickoff usually takes place around 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Aim delivery to be there before that. 

The other option still involves ordering ahead of time. However, instead of delivery, arrange the food for pickup. That way, there’s no chance a lazy delivery driver will end up delaying your gratification. Schedule pickup so that the food can get back before kickoff! Since betting can be a huge part of the Super Bowl, why not make a fun game or bet among the guests to determine who is going to be the one to go get the food ahead of time! 

How to Best Watch the Game (Hint: With a Great New TV)

A little known secret about the time leading up to the Super Bowl each year is the incredible TV sales. While low to mid range TVs have great price drops on Black Friday, the best TVs will see their prices slowly drop throughout January. The week before is the best time if you want that high range set that might normally cost between $1200 and $6000! 

Be sure to keep abreast of flyers and set yourself some price alerts online. Try to identify around three televisions that have every feature and the picture quality you want. From there, track them in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. The final week before the game is typically the pinnacle of sales, so that’s usually the time to make the purchase! If you’re not comfortable setting it up yourself, be sure that the installation happens before the big game though!