Super Bowl Party Planning Checklist

For football fans, winter means only one thing: The Big Game! Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just eager to check out the commercials, no Super Bowl Sunday would be complete without friends, family and fabulous food. The SacChef has you covered with fun Super Bowl party ideas, decorations, recipes and halftime games.

 10 Days Before the Party on Friday (TODAY)

Make an invitation list. For a fun Super Bowl party, invite 20 percent more people than you can fit, since typically only 3 out of 4 of the invitees can attend.

Send invitations. Mail, e-mail, even phone invites are all acceptable.

 1 Week Before the Party on Sunday (Jan 31st)

Shop for decorations.

Get a head count to see how many are coming

Clean the house thoroughly. This way, you’ll need only a quick once-over before the party.

Set the stage. Arrange the furniture as you’ll want it for the party, making sure that guests can all view the television. Designate a coffee table or side table for the food. Tuck away things that will be in the way, precious items that might get broken, and any clutter.

 4 Days Before the Party on Wednesday (Feb 3rd )

Do a first round of grocery shopping and cooking. Prepare any dishes that can be frozen.

Take inventory of cookware and serving dishes. If you don’t have enough for every dish you’re serving, consider purchasing inexpensive pieces from a discount or thrift store. Label each dish with a Post-it so you’ll remember what you plan to use it for at party time.

Stock the bar. Plan four bottles of beer for everyone, or three to four cocktails per guest for a four hour Super Bowl Party. Remember to get other beverages such as soda and bottled water.

 3 Days Before the Party on Friday (Feb 4th)

Notify the neighbors. Let them know you’re having a party if you expect it to be large, loud, or parking-intensive.

Check the medicine cabinet. Remove any personal items you wouldn’t want guests to see.

Set up clean-up stations. Place a box of salt, Wine Away (red wine stain remover), club soda, and a couple of rags in a wicker basket, and store a few in strategic places in case a nasty spill occurs.

Specify a place for coats. Make space in a closet and fill it with hangers. You could also choose a bed for coats (make sure the room is especially tidy and free of valuables, so you won’t need to worry about them), or purchase an inexpensive portable garment rack.

2 Days Before the Party on Friday (Feb 5th)

Finish grocery shopping. Beer, beer and more beer, plus Plates, napkins, cups, utensils, tableclothes,etc

Make a detailed cooking schedule for your remaining dishes.

Get Final Headcount for seating – No guest should have to stand! Try to borrow or rent extra chairs.  Plenty of seating is needed

1 Day Before the Party on Saturday (Feb 6th)

Get a very large television and make sure the cable / Satellite is working

Set the tables. Or set up the buffet and dishes without the food.Finish as much of the cooking as you can. Make pasta and potato salads. Cover and refrigerate. Also, for any foods that require cooking on party day, do as much prep (dicing, marinating, rinsing lettuce, etc.) as possible.

Give your house a once-over. Do whatever touch-ups are needed.

Decorate. Put up theme decorations. They will help to get you in the party mood and create a fun atmosphere!

Super Bowl Pool. Create your board. click here to learn how

Morning of the Party (Feb 7th)

Make dips. Cover and refrigerate.

Finish any last-minute cooking. This should be absolutely minimal!

Place chairs. Make sure everyone can see the Television and that everyone has a place to put their drinks and food plate on a table within reach

Display food. One to two hours before guests arrive, set out appetizers and snacks that won’t spoil. Wrap them tightly to ensure freshness; tear off the wrap when the first guest rings the doorbell.

Greet guests as they arrive. Things should be organized so you’re free to mingle, not tied to the kitchen.

Sell squares for your Super Bowl Pool. Have fun and win. click here to learn how


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