Football season is right around the corner! Do you know how to host the perfect Sunday Football party? Here’s a few things you gentlemen should know before you start inviting your friends over to your house.
Man the BBQ
It’s your party at your house; you are the grill master here. You’re going to want to grill some kind of meat. Hamburgers and hotdogs are a great staple, but if you want to switch things up a bit, there are plenty of other options. There are ribs, chicken, tri tip and wings. A lot of ribs come pre-cooked and make for an easy BBQ protein. Now do you pick charcoal or gas? If we were tailgating, I would suggest charcoal. Charcoal tastes a lot better but takes a substantial amount of time to prepare. Since you are at home, my vote would be gas so that you don’t have to miss out on any of the action. Make sure to provide some good sides like baked beans, potato salad and mac and cheese. Try to grill at half time so that you don’t miss any of the game!
If you’re a football advocate like myself, invest in NFL Redzone or NFL Sunday ticket. NFL Sunday ticket provides all of the games for you to watch on different channels whereas NFL Redzone plays the game most likely to score. Redzone is awesome because it will play all of the games throughout the day without commercials. This way all of your guests are happy because eventually their team will be in the ‘redzone.’ If there are several games in the redzone at one time, the channel will put them side by side for you so there is no missed action! NFL Sunday ticket is pretty pricey, but some providers will give you Redzone at a discounted cost.
You brought everyone over to watch football, so keep the music low or play it on the down time. Music makes every party better, but be conscious of the games as well.
Grilling is going to take you a few minutes and you need to have something on the table for your buddies to snack on. Grab some chips and dip and make sure the bowls stay filled.
The most important staple to any good football party. Get a variety of beer too. Grab some light beer like Coors light or Bud Light, but also provide some heavier stuff and let your guest decide what they want to drink. Here on the West coast we are spoiled with IPAs. Toss in some Sierra Nevada or some Lagunitas. Don’t worry, you don’t need to break the bank on beer. Your buddies will probably contribute some beer as well. Every good gentleman knows not to show up empty handed.
Now go out there and host your perfect Sunday Football BBQ and don’t forget the beer!