Tips for that Super Super Bowl Party

If you have not done so already, mark your calendar for Sunday, February, 7. It’s Super Bowl Sunday!

Planning on throwing a party this year? We have a few tips for you.

  • Time management is key
  • Plan a menu
  • Do your prep work first
  • Mis en place
  • Clean as you go
  • Have plenty of ice and toilet paper
  • Make use of disposable plates, cups, tablecloths and silverware
  • See how you can incorporate the teams’ colors
  • Have plenty of seating
  • Have a variety of snacks: nachos, veggie platters, meatballs, mini sandwiches, lasagna, etc.
  • DIY food
  • Don’t forget serving utensils
  • Make cocktails
  • Have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Have plenty of desserts, maybe even ask friends to bring some
  • Relax
  • Enjoy the game



Buffalo-style chicken wings are perfect finger food for any Super Bowl party. | THE FOOD NETWORK

Big-screen TV. Check.

Comfy couch and chairs. Check.

Friends and family. Check.

Coldplay and Beyonce ready to ignite the half-time show. Check.

Multi-million dollar commercials ready to roll. Check.

Plenty of toilet paper. Check. More on that later.

That’s the basic framework for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb, 7 — for the big, 50th edition of the most-watched sporting event in the U.S. And you’re officially hosting a Super Bowl viewing party. What to do?

Fear not. We’ve got some tips to help make your soiree the best it can be when it comes to food, drinks, décor and more.

“The biggest mistake [Super Bowl party] hosts make is trying to do too much and not having good time management,” said celebrity “Rock Star” chef Anne Burrell, co-host (with chef Tyler Florence) of the Food Network reality competition show  “Worst Cooks in America” (airing Sundays at 8 p.m.).

“Do all your prep work first. Chop all your stuff ahead of time. … Clean as you go. Use your mis en place [having a spot for all your ingredients] containers. It then becomes fun rather than stressful. In planning the Super Bowl menu make sure you have a good mix of stuff, especially stuff that can be done ahead of time. A big pot of chili or meatballs can totally be done ahead of time. Lasagna can be done ahead of time. These are big crowd-pleasers that you can do in volume.

“And don’t be afraid to farm stuff out. People always want to bring something, so assign people what you’d like them to bring. And I don’t mean ask them to bring 50 beef sandwiches. [Laughs].

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