How to Throw a Super Bowl Party
Look on the bright side - you may not have tickets to the event but unlike the fans in the stadium, you'll be able to see all the cool new multimillion-dollar commercials that debut during the game!
STEP 1: Decorate the house in the colors of the team you're rooting for. If one of the teams playing is "your" team, put on all your paraphernalia.
STEP 2: Invest in a few foam "bad-call bricks" to throw at the TV so your guests can express their feelings about the refs without doing damage to your house.
STEP 3: If you're going to have guests who are rooting for different teams, establish an imaginary line (or for fun, "draw" one with masking tape) down the center of the room. Decorate each side in one team's colors.
STEP 4: Order a "Super Bowl Party in a Box" that includes plates, napkins, cups and a football snack bowl.
STEP 5: Pick up veggie, cheese and cold cut plates and a six-foot long sandwich or two from a deli and have all the food laid out on a table within sight of the TV. Don't make your guests choose between eating and watching the game.
STEP 6: Buy several kinds of drinks. Keep the drinks in a cooler close by so you don't have to run to the fridge when it's third and inches. Restock the cooler at halftime.
STEP 7: Have everyone write down who they think will win and what the final score will be before the game starts. Award a silly prize, like a big football pinata, to the person who comes the closest.