It’s that time of year again. Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday in North America, and it’s estimated that nearly 100 million will watch the big game on Sunday, this year featuring the New Orleans Saints vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
Where will you watch the game?
In light of the economic downturn, we at the blog suggest that you skip out on Hooters or your favourite local watering hole or pub and throw a Super Bowl party at home. Why? For starters, it’s much cheaper, more comfortable, and did we mention much cheaper? Hell, the beer is just as cold, the game is the same, so what more could you ask for?
This is one of the few holidays/parties that men have to organize, so we here at the Manly Men Men blog offer up these Top Five tips to ensure a well-planned, organized and memorable Super Bowl XLIC (44) party that you can take credit for:
- Buy enough beer – we can’t stress this enough… even if you think two cases of beer will be ample for your booze hound buddies, always estimate ‘ROUGHLY’ eight beers per person. This gives you an average of two drinks per guest; per quarter. Keep in mind the half time show, and drinks before and after the game.
- Ask people to bring something – they don’t have to break the bank, but even a bag of chips or a veggie dip will go a long way. Most people will come to the party with some sort of snack, but reminding them beforehand will make sure there is a variety of food spread out on the table.
- Order your pizza and wings the day before – there’s nothing worse than having a bunch of the guys over, calling the local pizza joint for a tray and 50 wings, and being told your food won’t be there until half-time. We recommend you call the order in at 11am in the morning (most pizza joints that typically open at 4pm will be there much early no Super Bowl Sunday). Hek, you could even call the order in the day before. Mild (or semi cold) pizza and wings is better than no pizza and wings at all!
- Seating – if you don’t think there is enough couch space or kitchen seats available for all of your buddies, either ask them to bring a chair, or coordinate this beforehand. Trust me, everyone who says, “don’t worry, I’m fine, I can just sit here, or stand”, eventually gets tired and/or uncomfortable. And who the hell wants to eat pizza and wings standing up or sitting on the floor?
- Set-up a second television set – not EVERYONE likes to watch the game, especially if it is an absolute blowout by the second quarter. The second television set can be used to show a sports network, or can be hooked up to an xBox 360 or a Playstation 3. Regardless, a second TV is a great idea, because you just never know.
We hope you have a great Super Bowl!