Super Bowl party tips and tricks


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes a rear exit after the NFL football team’s media availability for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Super Bowl is a time full of festivities and fun for everyone, except for the person hosting the party. Screaming and chaos can lead to some stressful times, but only if you’re unprepared. Here are some tips to ensure you throw the best Super Bowl party ever:

  1. Make everything buffet style. This will eliminate having to serve anyone, which will, in turn, shorten the eating process. It’s important that guests can pick and choose when they would like to eat and get up and stop watching the game. Finger foods such as wings, pigs in a blanket, chips and salsa and nachos ensure a delicious, and most importantly easy, meal. Drinks should be buffet style as well. Set up a table with every possible drink, alcoholic and nonalcoholic, an ice bucket, lemons, limes and a cooler. Every time someone wants something to drink they can simply help themselves to whatever they desire. All the options are right in front of them with absolutely no hassle. With a buffet style, guests can personalize their meals and drinks. Nothing that they do not want to eat is placed on their plate, allowing them to enjoy their meal and not have food go to waste.

2. Electronic invites. It can be overwhelming to decide who to invite, manually keep track of RSVP’s and constantly wait for people to text or call to confirm they are attending. Electronic invites remove all of this hassle. The RSVP platform will send out group invites and take responsibility for tracking who responds. The RSVP deadline will ensure that your guests respond in a timely manner. Knowing exactly the amount of people who are attending the party will aid in the amount of food and beverages that need to be bought and prepared.

3. Maximize seating space. It’s important to remember that not everyone has to sit on a couch in order to watch the game. Use dining room chairs, extra lounge chairs in other areas of the house and floor pillows to ensure extra seating space. After all, the Super Bowl is about spending as much time with family and friends as possible. Piling everyone into one room, even though it may not be as comfortable, is imperative. Between the laughter and the love no one will notice if they are sitting on a couch or a floor pillow.

4. Plan out drinks. If you are over 21, it is important to ensure that your guests are not getting too intoxicated. Plan out two drinks per person, per hour. By doing so, there will not be an abundance of alcohol available for guests to get obliterated off of. It’s important to have fun yet also stay safe at the same time.

5. Take out. If you are living in a dorm that does not offer a kitchen or don’t feel like cooking, take out is a great option. Lucky for us UConn students, we have Wingstop, Wings Over Storrs and Wing Express to choose from. All three restaurants offer delicious wings that will satisfy every guest. With a variety of flavors to choose from there is something to please everyone.

These tips and tricks will ensure the most successful Super Bowl party ever. Remember to enjoy the game, enjoy your guests, enjoy the food and have the most exciting Sunday of the year!

Jordana Castelli is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at

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