10 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Game Day Party

Hosting a Game Day party can be super simple, whether you have 10 friends in attendance or 50. {I wouldn’t know about any larger a crowd, I’ve never tried it!}  Here are my tips for throwing a Game Day Party that is guaranteed to leave you feeling frazzle-free.  {I promise}

10 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Game Day Party

1.  Of course, my #1 tip is to prepare, prepare, prepare.  Organization is the key.  {smiling}

  • Have everything planned  out and prepared before hand.  The last thing you want to be doing when your guests have already arrived is to be setting out plates and napkins, trying to remember all the things you have on the menu, what items need your attention, and what items need to be put where.  You do not want to start your party stressed, right?

2.  Make sure the “game viewing area” is clean with lots of great/accessible seating.  If you have items in the room you don’t want touched and/or possibly broken, remove them!  I usually rent chairs if I don’t have enough seating for everyone that was invited.  It’s a super easy and cheap way to make sure everyone is comfortable!  {The company I use only charges me $.50 a chair!}

  • Don’t forget about the latrines.  Make sure they are clean, that there are plenty of clean hand towels and that they smell good!

3.  Make sure the TV is working and ready to go.  No one wants to arrive to a party and find technical difficulties.

4.  Get your inspiration on!  So many sites have really fun and easy party ideas posted if you really want to get snazzy like Pinterest, Tip Junkie and The Creative Party Place.

5.  Have the beverages accessible and cold.  The hostess of an event like this shouldn’t have to worry about making sure everyone has a drink.  Let them help themselves!

6.  And, let’s not forget about the best part!  The FOOD!

  • Serve buffet style!
  • Keep it warm:  crock pots are a great way to keep food warm, and an excellent way to utilize time when you are getting ready for the big day.  If there are a few things you can make early on in the crockpot, it’s one less thing to do at crunch time.
  • FINGER FOODS!  Everyone loves finger foods!  They are easy to serve, eat and enjoy!  Tyson Any’tizers, anyone?
7.  Make sure the disposal receptacles are handy.  I always mean to have one for trash and one for recyclables at the ready.  This is my number one party fail, though!
 
8.  Go with disposable paper goods and utensils.  Make you sure you have plenty on hand, too!   Everyone likes to go back for seconds, and no one likes to use their original dirty plate!
 
9.  Tire your kids out before hand.
It’s a whole lot easier being hostess when all of your attention can be shared with your guests.  If your kids are tired (or you have a babysitter), you’ll have more time to spread your love around.  🙂
 
10.  Enjoy!  No party is a good party if the host/hostess can’t  enjoy themselves, too!
 
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I would love for you to tell me what tips you have for hosting a successful party for friends and family for the Big Game!  When you do, you’ll be entered to win a 42” LG flat Screen TV! 

What tips do you have for hosting a successful party for friends and family for the Big Game?

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