Tips to Make Sure Your Game-Day Gathering Scores Big
Originally posted on January 27, 2017 - price and availability of particular products mentioned in this post may have changed.
Football season is almost upon us! It's not too late to put together everything you need to throw the best fan gathering with all the essentials. Here are the four things you need to take care of to have your get-together be a crowd-pleaser.
1) Huddle Up
Take a minute to look at the space where you're going to watch the game and consider your seating needs. Have you invited hordes of people over? If so, you might look at a larger sectional that can comfortably seat a crowd. If your gathering is a bit smaller, something like a fully loaded theater sectional might be just what you need to create the best seats in the house. You might also think about snagging a comfy recliner or a swivel chair with an ottoman for extra seating that's also great for those days when you're watching solo.
2) Tackle Your TV
Whether you have your very own home jumbotron or a TV of a more modest size, make sure that it's set up so that everyone can watch the game clearly. Consider putting your TV on a media stand that does more than just hold your TV—like a TV stand with a fireplace insert to keep you toasty or an entertainment center with plenty of storage space. While you're at it, also think about your sound situation. Investing in an external sound system can make the difference between just watching the game and feeling like you're down on the field at the game.
3) Establish End (Table) Zones
You've got your seating down and you're all set with your TV, but do you have somewhere that people can set their food and drinks while they watch the game? End tables and coffee tables keep food at hand but out of the way so that everyone can enjoy the game without worrying about spills. Coffee tables also make great spots to stash snacks to help satisfy mid-game munchies.
4) Fix a Football Feast
One of the best parts about getting together to watch the Big Game (besides the game and the company) is the food. Go for the win with easy-to-make food that's sure to please a crowd, or get everyone in on the act with a potluck. Check out our Pinterest board for recipe ideas including sliders, chili, nachos, stuffed onion rings, and more!
When you've arranged your seating, straightened out your TV situation, set up spaces for food, and cooked your football feast, you're all set to kick back and enjoy the Big Game!