Watching The Big Game is something people look forward to year-round! Over the years, the commercials have become a favorite of everyone, regardless of whether they regularly watch football. People coming together to watch the game at parties has become a significant highlight of The Big Game. If you’re planning on hosting a party, it’s never too early to start preparing. Here are some suggestions for getting your backyard ready from the outdoor furniture experts at Paddy O’ Furniture.
Provide Ample Seating
One of the most important elements in hosting a Big Game party in your backyard is ensuring there’s plenty of seating for your guests. The most crucial seating area is the one that surrounds the television, where you and your guests will watch the game. For these areas, we recommend arranging plush sofas, sectionals and ottomans in a U-shape around the television. Extending seating to other areas away from the television is also a good idea. That way, people can mingle during commercial breaks and halftime. Four club chairs and a coffee table work great for those spaces. You can never have too much seating, especially for mealtime, which brings us to our next point.
Arrange Your Eating Area
A dining table is a must-have for any outdoor party. However, Big Game parties tend to be more casual, so don’t feel you have to set up designated seats for guests to eat. Since these parties are more laid-back, people will want to move more freely while eating. For example, they may want to eat while sitting on your sofa before proceeding to your table. Therefore, it’s best to create a central food serving station where people can quickly grab food.
Cook Up Good Food
At Big Game parties, people expect to eat the type of food they find at their local sports bar. In other words, the good stuff! When entertaining people outdoors, grilling food on a BBQ is a quick, easy way to prepare food. For a main course, hamburgers and ribs are a favorite. Here are some appetizers and sides you can make:
- Pigs in a Blanket
- Mac and Cheese
- Potato Chips
Set-Up Outdoor Games
While watching the game is usually the primary source of entertainment for a Big Game party, it’s fun to play outdoor games and do other activities too. Here are popular ones to consider:
- Cornhole: Two teams of two people toss bean bags into the hole of a cornhole board. The team who scores 21 points first wins.
- Ring Toss: A classic game! Whoever tosses the most rings around the marker wins.
- Football Toss: Simple! Have a few footballs laid out on your lawn for people to toss.
- Coloring Craft: A great idea to keep young kids busy that might attend.
Get Your Backyard Ready at Paddy O’ Furniture
Need some additional outdoor furniture to host your Big Game party? At Paddy O’ Furniture, we provide quality outdoor furniture that will last for many football seasons to come. Visit one of our showroom locations or shop online.