As game day approaches, football fans from around the country are gearing up in their patriotic red and blue, and their bright green and baby blue in support of their respective teams.
While many fans are divided by their love or hate for the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks – or the fact that their team is sitting on the couch this year instead of playing in the Super Bowl—one thing is certain—there is bound to be some eventful football parties packed with friends, food, drinks and plenty of team spirit to go around.
But before the big day, it’s important to make sure that the “Man Cave” is fully stocked. Sure a working TV, basket of chicken wings and cold beverages are all you really “need,” but with a few simple improvements, you can create a touchdown worthy “Man Cave.”
For example, take at look at this space located at 12788 S Hickory Ridge Lane E in Draper, UT.
With large couches that you can practically sink into, VIP seating and movie-theater lighting for the ultimate viewing experience—this state of the art theater room has every cool feature you can imagine for the big game. So much so that you may even feel like you’re a part of the action!
Guests can get a stretch in during halftime and help themselves to some nachos along with a quick game of pool in the adjacent game room, which of course, also has a TV for continuous Super Bowl coverage.
While not every home has a fully equipped “Man Cave” in place, there’s still time to transform your own pad into a football party paradise with a few simple tricks.
Here are a few ways to get started:
- You Make the Calls—So Make it Comfy
If you regularly attend these games, you already know that fans are on the edge of their seats during most of the game. So make your Man Cave as comfy as possible by throwing out some beans bags on the floor, comfy pillows (with your team’s logo, of course) and cushiony chairs (bonus points for integrated speakers). Remember that while state of the art theater seating is nice, comfy is necessary.
- Snacks are Everything
No Super Bowl is complete without an all-inclusive buffet. If you’re tired of making the same old recipes every year, find some inspiration from Pinterest. You can wow your guests by making a buffalo chicken cupcake with hot sauce and blue cheese or keep things more traditional with some delicious sliders. If you enjoy baking, this food color guide is a must. The experts in the McCormick kitchens have created the ideal dye mix for turning canned white frosting into the perfect team-colored topper for spirited game day treats, customized for every city coast to coast. You can find these and tons more gameday-approved recipes here.
- Experience the Game Front Row
There’s no better feeling than being front row at the games. And if you want to be able to catch all of the plays while you’re making your guests drinks and re-filling food platters, it might be a good idea to invest in a Super Bowl worthy TV. Check out CNN’s recommendations here. If you’d rather amp up the rest of your Man Cave make sure to line up seating around the TV for an all-inclusive experience.
- Get the Party Going
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to deck your halls – football style. Pinterest is not only a great resource for delicious recipes, but also fabulous décor and entertaining ideas. Dress up your table like a football field, use tassels and a chalkboard or set up a water break station to make sure your guests stay hydrated throughout the big game.
Is your home already ready for the big game? Share some of your ideas with us in the comments section below!