Football season starts in September and if you’re a real fan, chances are you’re planning to throw a great kick-off party. Plastic chairs, cheap hot dogs and hamburgers are just not enough anymore in an age where grass-fed beef sliders are considered a top choice for a football meal. If you really want to impress your friends your best bet is to throw a party they will never forget. In this article, we’ll give you a guideline for throwing the perfect football kick-off party.
Who to Invite
Everyone loves football, especially down South, so invite them all! However, the best parties always have well thought-out guest lists. Maybe you only invite your college buddies, or your church group or your family members. Make sure everyone knows each other and can keep the revelry going. One great way of sending out invites and keeping track of how many people are coming is to send out an e-vite or a Facebook event invitation.
Forget about the cheap food, it’s time to choose food that will really take your party to a whole other level. Setting up snacks is a great idea. Chips, pretzels, nachos are all great options and you should always remember to include some scoop utensils to ensure no one sticks their hands all over everyone’s food. Chicken wings and pizza are also a great food for a football party, just make sure you have napkins handy. You can even fire up the grill and make some sliders, grilled veggies, and beef sausages during halftime.
For dessert, forget about donuts and a huge cake. Instead, opt for football team themed cupcakes or cake pops. You can also serve individual side portions of ice cream or all natural fruit popsicles to keep your friends and family cool in the hot weather.
If your TV set is less than 30 inches you should really rent a bigger TV. You should also have a second smaller TV placed strategically so that you and your guests can watch the game outside while grilling. If you have guests who are bringing kids you may want to have a separate area ready with a TV and kid-friendly movies. This will keep them busy and safe. Make sure you have kid-friendly snacks handy too!
Seating and Tables
Unless you want to see your furniture destroyed by crazy football fans or spilled food and drinks you may want to rent chairs. Don’t bother with cheap plastic chairs, instead consider renting some chairs from Event Rentals Unlimited. It’s also a great idea to rent one of their large tables to use as a buffet table so that your guests don’t block the TV when reaching for snacks. Along with seats and tables, you can also rent flatware, glassware and linens. If you don’t have enough room for everyone who’s coming you may want to rent a tent! Take your party outside without worrying about the weather spoiling your football season kickoff party.
Visit Event Rentals Unlimited for everything you need to throw a great football kick-off party!
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