4 Tips for Managing Football Parties
It’s football season, which means it’s time to throw a football party. However, if you’re going to throw one, you might as well do it right, and ensure everyone has an amazing time. If you’re thinking about throwing a football party, check out these four great tips.
Before you start sending out those invites for your big football party, make sure you have what you need. First, ensure you have a TV that is good enough and big enough to keep everyone entertained. A dinky TV with a terrible picture will only make people wonder why they didn’t stay home. Next, make sure you have enough seats for everyone. The more people you invite, the more seats you’ll need. Some people won’t mind standing or sitting on the floor, but you still want plenty of options.
Don’t Forget the Food and Drinks
You won’t keep people around for long if you don’t offer them great food and drinks to enjoy while they watch the game. You can save money by having people bring a side dish, but chips and dips aren’t going to cut it. To throw a really good football party, you need to offer something of substance, which usually means meat cooked on the grill and cold beer. So, stock your fridge full of beer, and if you don’t have a grill, you can get a disposable one.
Consider Your Neighbors
Nothing ruins a good party faster than a complaining neighbor, so prevent complaints altogether by considering your neighbors. Don’t let your party get so loud it starts seeping into neighbors’ homes. Also, if you’re inviting a lot of people, think about where they are going to park. You may want to ask people to carpool, but it’s still a good idea to talk with your neighbors before the party and ask if it’s okay for people to park in front of their homes.
Use a Common Area
If your home isn’t big enough, find out if you can use a common area, such as a clubhouse. Talk with your HOA to find out if you can rent the area, so everyone has plenty of room. Make sure you know all the rules of using the common area, stick to your allotted time, and clean up after you’re done to prevent complaints or fines.
A great football party can be a lot of fun, but only if you have everything you need. Just don’t have so much fun that you forget you have neighbors.
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