Big Game Starter Kit: 13 Essential Items Every Party MUST HAVE So It Won’t Suck
The big game is this Sunday. Finally! It feels like we’ve been talking about deflated balls for years.
If you’re hosting a party, you’ve got to be ready for anything. This year’s game should be decent but there’s always the possibility of a major blowout. Fans will get bored, hungry and most likely angry (unless their team is winning huge).
As the party host, you’ve got to have everything in order. This includes grub, drinks and a possible Plan B for entertainment. The game might get out of control but the party can’t get out of control. At least not until the final whistle blows.
This handy chart from Bud Light will act as an indication of your “big game readiness” for this coming Sunday. (Click the image to enlarge)
Did you fail? We thought you would. Luckily, we’re here to assist with the planning of your big game bash.
We’ve pinpointed 13 essential items that every big game party must have to prevent it from being inducted into the Worst Big Game Party Hall Of Shame. We’ve visited that Hall Of Shame and it’s a sad, sad place.
- Beer: Beer should be a no-brainer but some parties are hosted by bros with no brains. Beer is always first on any party list. With all the drinking going on, a good host should attempt to keep track of just how much all the bros and babes at your party have had to drink. If you think a person enjoyed one too many, use Uber or the Bud Light Taxi app to ensure a safe ride home.
- Buffalo Wings: Delicious wings in assorted varieties (and heat levels) are a must. Not every guest can handle nuclear heat and not everyone likes just the buffalo kind. And never, EVER serve vegan wings. Get out of here with that junk.
- Guacamole: Homemade guac is preferred but store-bought is acceptable. Don’t forget numerous bags of assorted chips.
- Subs: Order assorted subs with as many meats and toppings as possible because your big game party should have as many subs as the US Navy.
- A Decent TV: If your TV is under 42″ you should either a) move the party to a new house with a bigger TV or b) go out and rent a mega-flatscreen for the day.
- Multiple TVs: Put a TV in every room so people can move around the house and won’t feel compelled to sit in one spot for five hours in fear of missing a big moment.
- Comfortable seats: There’s nothing worse than a party with one couch which seats three people and everyone else is relegated to folding chairs scattered around the living room. Rent some furniture to go with that borrowed TV.
- A Crock Pot Or Slow Cooker: Keep food warm for the entire party, and not just the first quarter, and cook up some insane chilis or dips.
- Decent Plates and Cutlery: Either use real plates, forks and knives or spring for those extra sturdy plates and plasticware. You know the stuff that could double as manhole covers and construction site equipment.
- Napkins: Buy in bulk! People are messy as hell. Especially when it’s not their house.
- Dessert: Many party planners sleep on the dessert. They go nuts with food and then they buy like a box of cookies for forty people. Dessert it up!
- Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Not everyone drinks alcohol during the Big Game, especially those providing a safe ride home for their people. Provide soda, iced tea, bottled water or any drink without alcohol to those passing on the cold ones.
- A Clean Bathroom: We can’t promise the bathroom will stay clean but don’t make guests consider the option of doing their business in the backyard.
Remember to drink responsibly, never drive drunk and call Uber or use the Bud Light taxi app to get people home safe. Now go out there and give ’em hell…and good guacamole.