The game may be the main attraction, but for some it’s the party! With a little bit of planning your party can be a hit, here are some great tips from our experts to make your next party a touchdown!


Game Plan: Now that the teams are set, it’s time to start planning your menu. Are you going to serve all finger foods, appetizers or a half-time feast?

Pro Tip: Try adding some local flavor into your menu by serving a dish that is popular in each team’s hometown. It’s a personalized touch to your menu that is sure to impress your guests.


Playbook: Once your game plan is set, it’s time to start planning how you are going to get everything done. Start with tasks that you can get done a few days in advance and work up to the tasks that can be done at the last minute.

Pro Tip: Contract out! If you’re short on time try using a great local place known for their delicious wings or appetizers. But don’t forget to order ahead of time, many restaurants require advance notice for large orders.


Practice: Any coach or player will tell you that practice makes perfect. Don’t be a rookie by trying a new recipe on game day. Tried and true recipes will always deliver great results.

Pro Tip: If you really want to try something new, do a dry run a few days before by making half the recipe.


#1 Fan: Most importantly have a great time! Planning ahead of time will allow you more time with your guests and of course to watch the big game! So let the dishes wait, your guests are more likely to remember the good time and great food (even if their team loses).


For some great recipes and culinary inspiration that is sure to wow your guests: The Kitchenthusiast