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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Football Party

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Football Party


Football season is here! That means it’s time to get your football party hosting on again. When hosting, it can feel like you’re spending more time in the kitchen than watching the game. But, it doesn’t have to be that way with these 5 tips for a stress-free football party!


1. Do as much as you can ahead of time. One of the biggest time-savers and stress reducers for any party host is to do as much as you can ahead of time. Put your decorations out the night before and have dishes ready to go. Have your drinks ready to put on ice. You can even prep most foods the night before to go into the oven the day of the party like partially cooked wings, potato skins, put subs together, have dips ready, cookies baked, etc.


2. Keep mess at a minimum. I’m always a fan of using reusable dishes to be more eco-friendly, but I will admit that when we’re having several people over, we break out the paper plates and plastic cups. It’s just SO much easier to clean up. Have a stack of napkins and plastic cutlery on the table ready to go. It’s also helpful to have a trash can or garbage bag tucked into the corner so you don’t have to go on a trash hunt later on.


3. Go buffet style. Being a short order cook during a party is no fun when you’d like to watch the game yourself! Instead, go buffet style and let everyone serve themselves during commercial breaks. Items like wings, dips, meatballs, subs, potato skins, nachos, cupcakes, etc. are perfect party foods that can feed a ton.


4. Serve drinks in ice in the viewing room. Going back and forth to the kitchen to constantly get cold drinks can leave you missing some of the most important moments of the game. Instead, we love to put a variety of beers, sodas and water into a big bin and then cover it with a couple bags of ice. That way everyone can pick their beverage without you wanting to train the dog to open the fridge and fetch a drink. Okay, so you may still want to train Fido, but you know what I mean. ;)


5. Get everyone together at a restaurant. Make the party fun for everyone without all the stress and let a restaurant cook all your food and have to deal with the cleanup, too! One of our favorite places to go to watch the game is Buffalo Wild Wings as it’s the place to go for family, fun and football. We all love watching the game together and wings are one of our favorite foods to eat, so it’s a no brainer!


Since Buffalo Wild Wings has specials like Wing Tuesday, Boneless Thursday, Bottomless Boneless Lunch and Game Changer Beer, it doesn’t even break our budget. Plus, I don’t know about you, but getting to spend quality time with the family at Buffalo Wild Wings and not have to deal with cooking and all the mess is more than worth it to me.


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What are some ways you enjoy a stress-free football party?