The Super Bowl is coming, and people throughout the nation are looking forward to a day of fun and celebration. However, hosts of Super Bowl parties often feel stressed out when thinking about how to best celebrate the occasion with some guests who may not enjoy football. Here are five ideas to consider for entertaining those folks during the Super Bowl.
So often, we spend our time using impersonal apps on our smartphones. On Super Bowl Sunday, consider bringing out a deck of cards to entertain friends and family the way our older relatives did. Poker is always a fun option, but a game of crazy eights or spades might better suit the occasion depending on the age of most party-goers. Adults will enjoy a bit of competitive gameplay mixed with a drink or two, and children can get in on the fun as well.
In the past, karaoke involved heading out to a bar or other establishment and requesting songs from DJs. Today, in-home karaoke options are widely available and fairly cheap. Who has the best set of pipes in your family? Settle the question once and for all with a round or two of karaoke, preferably during commercials or at halftime. Consider setting up a second television to allow diehard football fans to enjoy the game while your karaoke competition is underway.
Retro Video Games
Although rosters change every year, team names remain the same. Instead of watching the game unfold on your television, why not host a playoff tournament of your own? Retro video games offer a fun way to enjoy a few games of football in a short period of time. Fans of more modern simulations can enjoy playing Madden on a modern console, and more mature guests can try out a game of Tecmo Super Bowl instead. For guests unfamiliar with football video games, passing the controller between downs can be a fun way spread the fun across a large crowd.
The Super Bowl and drinking go hand-in-hand. Instead of sticking with beer or wine, try out some new beverages on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s okay if you’re not a professional: Your friends will love testing your knowledge and finding out just how many drinks you can prepare by memory. Download an app or purchase a guidebook, and let attendees spend a few moments functioning as the in-house bartender.
Arts and Crafts
It may be difficult to believe, but not everyone is interested in the watching the Super Bowl. Younger party-goers may enjoy spending time working on arts and crafts with family and friends. This is an activity that provides fun and entertainment for attendees of all ages. Lengthy Super Bowl commercials provide a break from the action in which everyone can participate.
The Super Bowl is an American tradition. However, paying close attention to the game is not mandatory. Some of your guests are bound to enjoy events unrelated to the game being played, and providing a space for entertainment can make your Super Bowl event fun for attendees of all ages and interests.