We have officially arrived at Super Bowl week. The game, which is on Sunday, February 4th, features the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Super Bowl LII is sure to be an exciting affair. The two teams previously met in Super Bowl XXXIX back in 2005 where the Patriots were victorious. With all the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, there are bound to be numerous parties all over to celebrate the big game. Some will go to their local bar to watch it, some will go to house parties to watch it, and others will be hosting a party to view it. So if you are in a hosting position, what’s the best way to go about it? Below are three ways to host a Super Bowl party on a budget.
A Super Bowl party on a budget isn’t complete without drinks, more specifically, beer. While purchasing beer for the entire party might be a little costly, there are some ways around it. A 24 pack of Bud Light or Coors Light should be sufficient for the party as long as you encourage your party guests to bring their own beverages of choice. Bud Light and Coors Light scream SUPER BOWL, especially with Budweiser’s ties to past Super Bowl commercials. You can also go spend about $8 or so on a number of two liter sodas. Ultimately you should be able to purchase a plentiful amount of beer and sodas for your party for around $30.
Food and Snacks
Chips and salsa are a staple of any Super Bowl party as well, but won’t be sufficient to feed all of your guests. That’s why you should encourage your guests to bring a small dish. If most bring a small dish, then you will have more than enough food to supply all hungry appetites. As a host, you yourself should cook a dish or provide some ample amount of food like pizza. Many national pizza chains run specials around the big game. Just make sure you order ahead of time and try to carryout beforehand if possible. All in all you can purchase about three medium sized pizzas and chips and salsa for around $25.
Cups, Plates, Etc.
You are more than welcomed to use your fine china, but disposable cups and plates are the easiest way to go when it comes to hosting a Super Bowl party on a budget. You can buy all of the necessary items, cups, plates, and utensils for around $10 for the whole party. The best part is that when it comes to cleaning up after the big game all you have to do is toss everything in the trash.
Hosting a Super Bowl party is a time honored tradition, almost as important as the game itself. Whether your team is playing or not, these simple tips above can ensure that you and your guests have a wonderful time watching the game, the commercials and all that comes with Super Bowl Sunday.
Budget Smart, Invest Wise
James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek. When he’s not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find him in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors. James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College. He loves individual stocks, bonds and precious metals.