Kids are back in school, the temperature is slowly falling, leaves are changing colors, you’re beginning to pull your cozy sweaters out of the closet, and, best of all, football season is in full swing!
If you’re anything like us, you know that there’s nothing more fun than inviting some of your best friends over to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon eating comfort foods while cheering on your favorite team!
The only downside to hosting such a gathering is ensuring that you have all the supplies necessary in your home to put on the perfect party.
Do you have everything you need as you cheer your team on to victory? Here are 10 must-have items we believe all hosts should have on hand…
Item #1 - Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Many people enjoy cracking open a cold beer or sipping on a mixed drink on game day.
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it’s also important to remember that there are people who don’t drink alcohol. As a party host, it’s important to make sure there are alternative options for those who don’t drink/kids attending your gathering.
Be sure to keep some options such as…
...on hand for those who might prefer non-alcoholic options.
Item #2 - Snacks
Ok, so this item might seem like common sense. But, if you have hungry kids (or a hungry spouse), then keeping your pantry stocked with game-day snacks might be a challenge.
For that reason, we want to remind you to check your pantry ahead of time! And, if you find yourself running low on snacks, be sure to pick up a variety of treats, such as…
...so that everyone can enjoy a game day snack!
Item #3 - Fun Board Games
Most people come to a football party to watch football. However, not everyone enjoys sitting for hours and hours watching the game.
It’s always a good idea to have a deck of cards or some board games on hand for those who want to take a break from the game.
After all, who doesn’t love a half time game of Uno?
Item #4- Cozy Fall Candle
There’s nothing better than a fall scented candle burning in your home.
Not only does it make your house feel warm and cozy, but it also covers up any unpleasant odors in your home (possibly from pets or kids) and will leave your home smelling wonderful for game day.
Don’t have time to run out and grab a new candle?
Order this delicious smelling orange clove fall candle here and have it delivered right to your door!
Item #5 - Safe, Natural Cleaning Supplies
While we’re on the topic of making your home smell fresh and clean, we’re going to recommend that you do a quick clean up of your home before your guests come.
It’s amazing what a little toilet scrubbing and dishwashing can do to make your home look clean and fresh.
Need to stock up on cleaning supplies?
Item #6 - Game Day Decor
Of course, game day decor isn’t necessary for a successful football watching party…but it does add an extra element of fun into the day!
Whether you’re outfitting your entire home in the colors of your favorite team, or are just going to whip out a few football-themed centerpieces to place around your kitchen, a little festivity always adds to the fun.
If you’re not into decor, at least deck yourself out in a team jersey!
Item #7 - Soup and Chili
A football game can easily last 4 hours, which means that most Sunday afternoon games are played over dinner.
Of course, you could always order a pizza. But wouldn’t it be so much nicer to whip up a batch of soup or chili for your party guests to enjoy?
If you’re not really into making soups in chilis from scratch, or simply don’t have the time, you’re in luck!
We offer a large variety of delicious soups and chilis that you can whip up just before the game begins! They are so tasty we promise your guests won’t know that they aren't homemade!
Here are our favorites…
Item #8 - Good Friends and Family
Last but not least, the most important part of any football party is something you simply can’t buy--good friends and family!
When it comes to any game day event, our philosophy is the more the merrier!
Break out the folding chairs, put pillows on the floor, and move your furniture around to fit in as many people as you can! Then remember to cherish the time you have while you’re surrounded by the people you love.
There are a million and one ways to host a wonderful football watching event, so it’s up to you to decide what’s most important for your event.
Good luck to your team this year!