February is here and we all know what that means: The big game! This weekend, the nation will watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Even if you’re not attending the event, you can still bring the excitement from wherever you are.
So whether you’re watching the game or just the commercials, here are three ways to take your watch party to the next level:
Step up your decorations
No watch party is complete without the proper decorations. Try turning your living room into a stadium. Stagger your furniture to resemble bleachers, give guests whistles and yellow flags, and get ready for some football fun. Our favorite decoration? These mini AstroTurf coasters.
But remember, decorations aren’t limited to your living or entertainment room. Fly your favorite team’s flag outside your house and put on your best game day attire. All you need is your favorite player’s jersey and some war paint and you’re ready to go.
Upgrade your screen
The most important part of any watch party? The screen. No one wants to watch the most important game of the year on a tiny screen. So ditch your regular TV on game day and try the Touchjet Pond™ Projector instead. With the Pond, you can project the game on any flat surface – such as a wall or table – at 80”. Just go to www.cbssports.com via the Chrome web browser and stream it from there. Or, if you want to have the game playing on two screens or in multiple parts of the house, setup the Pond in one place and leave the TV running in the other. Because the Pond is ultra-portable, you can even take your party outside.
Focus on food
Win over your guests with food they won’t forget. When it comes to these types of parties, finger foods are the way to go. These portable dishes will minimize your clean up and save you from washing countless dishes. Need some inspiration? Check out Food & Wine’s upgraded classic party dips or Buzzfeed’s 17 tasty treats for every football party. Don’t forget the best part – festive, football-themed desserts! We’re loving these jersey rice krispies treats and football field cake.
Have a secret trick to throwing the ultimate football watch party? Share it with us in the comments below.