Hosting a Super Bowl party is one thing, and being invited to one is totally another. In one scenario, there is a certain etiquette that doesn’t apply because you are in the comfort of your home. However, as a guest, there are certain rules you must abide by or else it will be your last invitation. Either way, you don’t want to be an epic failure on Super Bowl Sunday. Follow these 10 rules and you will be sure to not only enjoy the game, but be a great host/ guest at the festivities.
AS A GUEST:
DO MAKE SURE IT IS OKAY TO BRING A FRIEND
Maybe you have some other friends that are interested in attending the party with you and that’s okay; however, you must be sure it is okay with the host to bring others to party. Not everyone is comfortable with just any old person being in their home, and you can’t assume there will be enough refreshments for your plus one.
DON’T SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED
A six-pack of beer can go a long way in a party full of drinkers (in which most football fans are). Even if the host tells you it’s not necessary to bring something, bring something anyway!
DON’T SIT IN FRONT OF THE TV
If you want the best view in house, stay at home. The host has the right to sit in the chair directly in front of the TV.
DON’T DRINK TOO MUCH
The game doesn’t start until about 6:00 p.m., yet the coverage will begin at about 1:00 p.m. The worst thing you can do is show up to the party already loaded. Pace yourself throughout the day and be sure to eat throughout the day as well. Besides, no one wants to deal with the drunk at game time.
COME TO HAVE FUN AND RESPECT THE HOST’S HOME
This is the Super Bowl for heaven’s sake, it’s the epitome of fun! The last thing you want to do is make someone else uncomfortable in their own home. Remember, the Super Bowl is nationally televised, so you do have the option to watch the game at home. If you accept the invitation into someone’s home, treat it as such. Clean up after yourself, don’t break anything, and when the game is over, go home!
AS A HOST:
DO HAVE THE PROPER TV SIZE
No the 25″ television is not a Super Bowl party type TV. If you don’t have at least at 40″ TV, then maybe this isn’t the year you want to be a host.
DO HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND DRINKS
This isn’t a ladies tea party, but it’s also not a frat party. You want to make sure you have just enough to keep your guest entertained throughout the duration of the game without someone having to make a last minute store run.
DON’T LEAVE THE REMOTE LAYING AROUND
On this night, the commercials and the halftime show are just as equally important as the game, so don’t leave the remote around for someone to get any ideas!
DO HAVE ENOUGH SEATING
No one wants to watch the game sitting on the floor, although some may be ok with standing. As the host, make sure you have all unnecessary furniture out of the way so that if some people have to stand, their view is not obstructed.
DON’T STRESS OUT
Nothing is perfect in football, so don’t expect your party to be. Just have fun, relax, roll with the punches and enjoy the game!