A Winning Game Day Party
The big game is always a good reason to gather friends and family together. If you’re hosting this year, you’re sure to score points with some great game-day entertaining ideas. So, chill the beverages, grab the remote and kick off your best watch party ever!
Set a Game Plan
Once you’ve sent invites, take a look at your space. Armchair quarterbacks will need plenty of comfy seating for viewing the game, plus easy access to drinks and snacks. Pardee homes have open floor plans, generous kitchen islands and flexible spaces, so they’re ideal for hosting a big game shindig. For larger crowds, check out your neighborhood community center.
Kick Off Outdoors
If it’s a beautiful day and your patio includes a television, take the party outside. Your outdoor space can be a festive place to enjoy football – and fresh air.
Have Fun with Football Décor
A game-day party is the perfect reason to amp up your décor.
• Think DIY placemats that make your guests feel like they are on the sidelines. Cut runners or placemat squares out of a roll of turf (available at big home stores) and paint white lines on the squares to resemble yard lines.
• Print out your own fun stadium snack containers. All you need is two sheets of paper, a printer and a little cut-and-paste craftiness. They’re cute-as-can-be and come with instructions!
Create Good Field Positions
There won’t be any fumbles when you create separate serving zones. Put your dining areas, kitchen countertops and island to work. Turn your island into a drink station with glasses and an assortment of beverages. Arrange desserts on the dining table. Set appetizers out on the countertops to encourage a logical flow.
Score Extra Points with Food
It’s not a watch party without an indulgent spread of game day eats! Perennial favorites like sliders, queso and potato skin bites are always winners. If you want to step up your menu game, try these jalapeno popper cups. They look innocent enough, but pack a spicy punch. Or keep the gridiron theme front and center with a legendary dip, served in a football-shaped bread bowl.
The Big Play
Football trivia and game-day bingo are fun activities that will keep your guests laughing and engaged. Use this Commercial Bingo game for some half-time fun, or invent your own.
LivingSmart Makes Entertaining Easy
Because every Pardee home includes the LivingSmart® program with eco-friendly, smart technology, entertaining guests is easy. All your home devices are designed to work with Amazon, so you can ask Alexa to turn down the lights in the living room or turn up the game outside. You can also adjust the temperature, with just the touch of your smartphone or tablet.
Looking for a great new home where you can host the big game in style? Our New Home Specialists would love to help.