It’s estimated that 9 out of 10 people watching the Super Bowl will be doing so at their own or someone else’s house, not a bar or restaurant, so planning the perfect party is key!
There’s so much that goes into it…food, drinks, decor, an awesome TV and sound system, games, wardrobe…the list goes on and on.
“You don’t want to be boring and you definitely want to make a statement,” Levine told Carson. “I like to start by sort of creating the setting, so I love the pig roast idea. I think that’s really, really cool.”
A little pig roast to go with the pig skin…we’re down with that!
We consider Super Bowl Sunday to be a “free pass” day for your diet and Levine couldn’t agree more.
“I’m kind of the person that’s like the more, the better!…I’m kind of the one to go for the wings, go for the burgers, go for the sliders, the pretzels, you know? Do it up. I don’t think you should stay away from anything.”
If you are watching your waistline, Levine suggests setting out vegetables and satisfying your sweet tooth with Brownie Brittle, a crispy take on the chocolatey treat.
Brownie Brittle even has a couple of Super Bowl-themed recipes if you want to get all Betty Crocker in the kitchen.
“All the celebrities are eating this Brownie Brittle because the calories, there’s basically none in the bag.”
Food is obviously priority #1, but alcohol comes in at a close second. Make sure to grab plenty of beer and while you’re at it, check out this manly cocktail Levine says is a must.
“I’ve been really obsessed lately with this bacon martini, I don’t know why! And the bacon Bloody Mary.”
Decor-wise, it’s important to have a big TV with a good sound system. Beyond that, you need plates, glasses, bowls, and other gadgets to show off your team pride.
“I’ve been looking at a lot of the NFL homegating gear, so it’s sort of like tailgating, but bringing it to your home. They have everything from a helmet, you could do a Ravens or a San Fran helmet and that you can place your chips in. They have cheese plates, they have wine glasses.”
Get football newbies invested in the game with hilarious prop bets. For example, will Beyonce show off her cleavage during the first song of her halftime performance? These are important details, people!
If all else fails, get the betting started with a game of squares. Create a grid and have people fill in the squares with their intials (for a small fee per box, of course!). Randomly assign the numbers 0-9 on both axes and then at the end of each quarter, the winner is determined by looking at the last digit in each teams’ score. Find which square intersects those two numbers and voila! You’ll be going home with a little extra cash in your wallet!
- What are your favorite Super Bowl party ideas? Share with us in the comments section!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles