Sports games are some of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and it’s no wonder why—with great food, lots of friends, and exciting action all in one place, what could be better? Every year, millions of people gather around their TVs to watch the big games, and many of them also get together with friends and family for a Super Bowl party. If you’re hosting a watch party this year, you may be wondering how to make it stand out from other parties. Read on to learn our top tips for making your game day watch party memorable for your guests.

Have an Invitation Strategy 

The first thing you’ll need to do is come up with an invitation strategy. Who do you want to invite? Friends and family? Coworkers or neighbors? You’ll also want to decide if you want to keep the party small or open it up to more people. Once your guest list is set, it’s time to create the invitations. You can use online tools like Evite or Paperless Post, or you can go old-school and send out physical invitations. Whichever option you choose, make sure your invitations are creative and fun!

Provide Food and Drinks 

No watch party would be complete without classic snacks like chicken wings, nachos, sliders and more. When deciding on food for your event, try to stick with items that are easy to prepare and don’t require too much effort—think finger foods. For drinks, consider having a signature cocktail or two that reflect the spirit of the game. If you want something more low-key, consider offering craft beers, Rye Whisky, or unique mocktails.

Plan Fun Activities

Watch parties can sometimes get off track when there’s nothing planned besides watching the game—so why not add an extra layer of fun by setting up an activity? Consider creating a friendly competition between guests by running a tournament bracket or hosting a fantasy league. You could also provide supplies for guests to create their own signs or decorations for the occasion!

Put Up Decorations

No party is complete without some decorations. Whether you opt for a classic football theme or decide to go with something more unique, don’t forget to include the basics: banners, streamers, tablecloths and even team-specific items like helmets or jerseys. A great way to show off your team spirit is to hang a huge flag or poster in the center of your party space. 

Make Sure Everyone is Comfortable

If possible, try finding ways to make sure everyone at your party can watch the game comfortably—whether it’s providing enough seating options or setting up multiple screens around your house. This will ensure that everyone has access to view different angles of the action while also giving them space away from any crowds. Additionally, if you have members of your group who have accessibility requirements or need additional support during events like this one, be sure to accommodate them as best as possible so they can join in on all the fun!

Hosting a memorable game day watch party can seem daunting but with some thoughtful planning it doesn’t have to be. By following these tips on food and drinks, activities, and comfortability you’ll be well on your way towards throwing an unforgettable event. With these techniques in mind, you’ll be able to host a successful gathering that everyone will talk about for years after. Good luck party planning!