Even if your team is not playing in the Superbowl this year, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the event! Throwing a backyard Superbowl party will definitely get you excited for the big game. While my friends up north may be forced to stay indoors, here in the south we still have the luxury of outdoor entertaining. So to all of my southern football fans, I invite you to make the most of it.
Backyard Superbowl party ideas that are simple and enjoyable for everyone – even the host!
Outdoor Stadium Seating
While planning your backyard Superbowl party, you must start by assessing your outdoor seating options. Set up all your seating so each seat will have a clear view while watching the game. Clearly, the TV needs to be center stage. Bring together all your comfy, sectionals or sofas in front of the big screen TV. Behind the sofas, set up some high top tables and bar chairs to round out the tiered viewing area. Remember it’s best to space chairs out so guests can meander in and out easily with food and drink in hand.
Feeding the Fans
It’s the last game of the season so make your backyard Superbowl party a classic tailgate that you’ll be able to enjoy too. Since you’re able to plan an outdoor party in the middle of winter, you should feel motivated to fire up the grill. You can’t go wrong with a made to order burger bar with all the toppings. If you’re working with a full outdoor kitchen, you’ll be able to cook and have all the toppings and condiments right there. If you’re using a free standing grill, set up a condiment station on an outdoor dining table so guests can help themselves. Make it easier for yourself by keeping drinks and glasses stocked outside with an outdoor bar so guests have everything they need to serve themselves. You’ll be watching the game…
Create a Fun Zone
You have to put a little effort into the decor as your backyard Superbowl party would not be complete without game-day accents. Set up a concession stand with popcorn, pretzels, and candies in brown paper cones decorated with tape football laces. Prepare a few side dishes and snacks with the football theme. My favorite football app is the ‘6-Layer Football Stadium Dip‘ or ‘Frosted Football Brownies‘. And don’t forget to take advantage of your lush, green grass and create a playing field. If you don’t want to actually spray paint the yard markings, try a mess-free alternative like pinning down strips of scrap paper.
Planning your backyard Superbowl party is complete! Now all you’ll have to do is sit back and watch the game, dance during Lady Gaga’s halftime show and rate all the commercials. Touch down!
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