Game day is just around the corner, and just like every year, you’re responsible for hosting a stellar party filled with delicious snacks, drinks, and, of course, your huge TV.
Are you ready? If not, don’t stress. We’ve compiled a few tips to ensure you don’t get tackled on the 1.
5 Tips to Host a Winning Game Day Party
Hut, Hut, Prep!
Rather than running around town, gathering supplies from a million different stores, let your game day feast come to you! At Chef’d, we have a wide variety of game-day inspired dishes that are sure to be crowd pleasers.
From classic football-watching staples like buffalo wings to more sophisticated finger foods like caramelized onion and fig pizza—we have everything you need to create a delicious game day.
Everything is easy to prep, easy to serve, and easy to share, so sit back, relax, and let us do all the work so all you have to do is prep.
Don’t Snap without Snacks
While your heartier snacks are cooking, set a few snacks for those early guests. Chips and salsa are always a winner, along with some pretzels, veggies, and other on-the-move snacks. This will keep your guests out of the kitchen and give them something to munch on while watching pre-game broadcasts.
Once the game starts, you’ll have your full spread ready to be feasted upon, giving your guests the perfect amount of time to serve themselves and get settled on the couch for the big game.
Assemble the Boozy Spread
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Football and beer go hand in hand, but make sure there’s something for everyone. Layout a few of your favorite liquors and mixers, or create a signature game-day beverage—the choices are endless.
Keeping drinks and snacks separate makes for easy mobility around your space. Stock your drink station with cups, ice, and straws, and slide an ice chest full of cold beers under the table for easy access.
Get Ready for Fumbles
On game day, there’s bound to be a few spills. Before you assemble your snack spread, lay a tablecloth down—this will make cleanup a breeze.
*Pro tip: If your living room calls for it, set up your snack spread on the coffee table. This way, your guests won’t have to travel far to get snacks, causing fewer spills and messes—we can bet that they’ll love the fact that they don’t have to leave during the game to get their grub on as well.
Don’t Get Sacked by Piling Plates
There’s always the host that’s running around and constantly picking up after people. Don’t be that host! Using paper plates and plastic utensils, with ample trash space, will give you the ability to enjoy the amazing party you created and you won’t have to worry about cleaning dish after dish post-game.