With the countdown for Super Bowl XLV in full effect, it’s time to pull out the partyjeanie playbook on game day etiquette. One might question the introduction of formalities for a party that calls for chips, wings & beer served in bottles, however being a considerate and gracious host transcends any occasion.
The follow suggestions are designed to welcome the guests and ease the burden of continual cleaning for the host.
Clear out a space in the hall closet to accommodate your guests’ coats and jackets. I always leave a handful of empty hangers in the front of my closet available to guests year round – it is a polite way to invite guests into your home by caring for their garment the same as you would your own.
Prepare a playlist peppered with arena worthy songs to build up momentum until the pre-game show commences. Always plan for an extra hour of music. No matter how delightful the conversation nor the potency of the cocktails – people recognize a repeat offender.
Discreetly place an attractive waste bin around the food service. This day encourages 5 napkins food, so make it easy and accessible for your friends to dispose of their chili stained serviette.
Set out a receptacle for empty bottles (and dare I include cans) in the main viewing area. I use vintage soda bottle crates that are as stylish as they are practical. As a host you can remove a case worth of discarded empties in one trip to the kitchen and serve a fresh round from the same tray.
Since game day parties are intended as a no-fuss causal affair, with the application of these tips, you can sit down, join the party and root for your team.
GO (insert your preference: Steelers or Packers here) GO!!!