Get In The Game: Tips For Hosting A Budget Friendly Super Bowl Party
According to NRF’s Super Bowl Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, an estimated 184 million viewers will be watching the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl after last year’s win to face the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 1, for Super Bowl XLIX. Nearly 43 million viewers plan on hosting a party while 25.9% of those surveyed say they plan to attend the party to celebrate the big game with family and friends. While it might be fun to party like an athlete, you can score big at your Super Bowl Party without hurting your bank account. Here are some easy tips to help you score a “Savings Touchdown” with your Super Bowl Party.
Create A Game Plan Before You Shop
Once you decide who is coming to your party, you can make a shopping list for the items you will need. Figure out what you need ahead of time and make sure you have all your coupons before you leave home. When you forget something, it not only takes more time to run back to the store, it also might cost you more, as impulse purchases might find their way into your cart.
Coordinate A Handoff By Going Potluck
Instead of paying for it all yourself, ask your friends to bring their favoritegame-day snack foods. It is not only a great way to save money, it also helps bring a variety of foods to the party. If you prefer to provide all the provisions yourself, ask guest to bring a beverage to share or make your party BYOB, so you can focus your efforts on the food.
Score Big Savings on Supplies
Whether you are a Seahawks fan or rooting for the Patriots, party supplies are a must. Rather than spend money on printed paper goods, just go for solid colors (or even just white) by shopping at the Dollar Store. You can also find free printable templates of decor and party games online, including the classic Super Bowl squaresgame from Sports Illustrated.
Have a Good Offense
Having a good offense is not only important in football, but it is important for a great party! Make sure that you have everything you need ready to go. That means setting out enough chairs/seating for your guests and setting up the food close to all of the action. Do not forget coasters or koozies for beverages and plenty of napkins!