Watching the Super Bowl: Planning your Celebration
You can’t control who wins or loses, but you can control how and where you watch the game. We’ve collected the best Web sites to help you throw a Super Bowl party, and all the information you’ll need about scoring the right TV for the game, too.
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Now that you've got a perfect TV, you'll need to invite your guests, do a little decorating and put together a spread that will keep them all happy while they watch the game—and the commercials.
- For advice on general party planning, including how to send out invitations, decorate your house and entertain, see our Web Guide to Hosting a Party. Do your shopping early: Super Bowl-themed items and foods will sell out fast.
- If you decide to serve food at a separate buffet table, make sure it's one that still provides a clear line of vision to the television set so that your guests can get refills without missing any of the action.
- Use breaks in the game to serve new items or clear others away, but follow the advice of chef Todd English: "Don't overwhelm your guests with too much structure. Remember, you're not the star of the show, the game is."
For invitations and party supplies ...
helps you get your party started on the right note with football-themed e-mail invitations. In addition to providing fun football images, Evite automates your RSVPs so you know exactly who will be attending and plan accordingly.
has a section of Super Bowl-themed party supplies that runs the gamut from Super Bowl XLIII paper plates to football-shaped party lights.
For menu suggestions and recipes ...
knows just which beer helps you show your undying support for your team (or whichever teams are playing). Each NFL franchise is listed with the brew that best exemplifies the essence of its team spirit.
is a blog tirelessly devoted to all things alcoholic. It reveals a recipe for Super Bowl Tequila Punch, and although you might not immediately associate Super Bowl Sunday with tequila and hibiscus flowers, LiquorSnob insists the recipe is a worth a try.
has just the thing for the overachieving baker: top off the party with a stadium-shaped bundt mold.
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