One of the main bonuses of having a house is that you can invite your friends and family over to watch the big game. Athough it may seem simple to gather everyone and play it by ear, there are some reasons why you should do some planning ahead of time. Here are a few things to consider when you are hosting a viewing party.
- Have Plenty of Food and Drinks Available
Pizza is a good option because it is easy to split among many people. You can get it sent to your house using online pizza delivery. Sandwiches are popular, as are wings. Some people have dietary restrctions, so you want to be sure to make accommodations for them. Whether they are vegetarians or they have allergies, you should also do it discreetly so they don’t feel embarassed. Also, make sure that anyone who drinks alcohol has a safe ride home.
- Figure Out the Logistics of the Room
Position your couches and chairs so that everyone has a good view of the screen. If you know you will not have enough seats for everyone, inform your guests that it would be appreciated if they brought their own. Verify that the television is working. All necessary cables should be connected and you should test the channel.
- Take Care of the Aftermath
There will inevitably be a mess at the end of the night. However, you should not ask your invited guests to help you clean. If they volunteer, you should still wave them off until they insist. If you enjoy spreading news online, wait until the next day to share the results so that you don’t put spoilers out for people who weren’t able to watch everything live. Thank everyone for coming and assign someone to host the next time.
As a good host, you should check to make sure that everyone had fun. For anyone invited who wasn’t able to join, you definitely need to show how much they missed out!