The Big Game:
Ideas For Making Your Party A Family Affair
Very few fans get to watch their favorite NFL franchise square off in the big game, but that doesn't stop millions of people from tuning in to see a new champion crowned. Over the years, the championship football matchup has transformed into a pop culture event in an exhausting attempt to appeal to every single person on the planet. At the very least, it gives us an excuse to get together. Here are a few ideas to throw a family-friendly party.
Setting The Scene
If you're throwing a party for the big game, the most important thing to do is make sure everyone you invite has a good seat near the TV. This probably means adjusting your viewing area and adding some extra chairs, but keep in mind that it won't be as fun for some of your guests if they show up and realize they'll be sitting on the floor or the TV furniture you rolled in from the garage. Try to keep your guest list trimmed down as much as possible to make sure your family is content and comfy.
Keeping Kids Entertained
Some kids just aren't interested in football. Those who are might not be able to sit through the drawn-out festivities. While providing alternate activities can get the job done, you can also get them involved in the game with games of your own. Try to predict who will win, which player will score the most points or who will be the MVP. Give them points each time they spot a certain player or hear a name called during the broadcast. You could even let them play the matchup on their video game system during half time, or set up a table for crafts or a paper football tournament.
Trophies For Champions
Right around the time the MVP is being handed their trophy, your family can be distributing a few awards as well. Reward everyone who had accurate predictions with anything from a homemade trophy to small gift cards, or end the night with a raffle for a football-themed present the family purchased to crown the champion.
A Scrumptious Spread
Whether your family is full of picky eaters or pretty laid back when it comes to snacks and entrees, you always want to make sure there is plenty to eat when the big game begins. Family members who like to cook can get involved preparing some delicious treats. If you're bringing the extended family together, a potluck can also be a great way to guarantee a large spread and allow everyone to add something special.
Half Time Activities
For some people the half time show is as anticipated as the game itself, but many football fans have a hard time sitting through the prolonged festivities. To keep people from losing interest, you can organize a small backyard football game, set up the traditional beanbag toss to get everyone up and off the couch, cook up a few more finger foods or give people the chance to alter their game predictions for the second half.
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