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How to Host a Sporting Event Party



The big game’s around the corner, but let’s be honest: there are big games every week. If you and your friends are sports buffs, throwing a party can take watching the game together to the next level. Follow some guidelines for the perfect party, and you’ll be the go-to host for game nights from now on.


· Prep your space. You don’t have to go all out decorating for a sporting event party, but it can be fun to throw in a few whimsical touches. Sports-themed tableware, napkins, or serving pieces should fit the bill, and you can move on to making your space a great place to watch the game. Protect surfaces by covering them with craft paper, taped down with colorful masking tape. Make sure there’s plenty of seating with a good view of the game and some alternate seating in another room for people who want a break from the action. Don’t neglect the bathroom: having a clean bathroom with plenty of necessary supplies is a must for a large gathering.

· Ready the food. What’s a party without plenty of snacks? Think chips and dip, guacamole, meatballs, chicken wings, mini-pizzas, and other fun finger food, and make sure you replenish the platters periodically during the party. Provide plenty of little plates and even more napkins.

· Don’t forget the drinks. Beer is a must for most sports fans, but you’ll want to provide non-alcoholic options too, like sodas, water, and iced tea. A pitcher of colorful, boozy punch can also be a festive addition to your party spread.

· Plan for activities besides the game. There will be commercials and halftime and times when the action slows and people temporarily tire of watching. Have a party playlist at the ready, and consider a game or two for those who are looking for something different to do. One fun and funny option is “Pin the Ball on the Goalpost:, but you can also do some trivia or even place a friendly wager on the game.


No matter what kind of party you’re hosting, A-1 Party Rentals and Events can help you make it a success. At A-1, we’ve got over two decades of experience in meeting and exceeding customers’ needs, and we’re committed to helping you plan an event that runs smoothly and leaves you with wonderful memories. A locally owned, complete service special event and equipment rental company in Redwood City, California, we’re proud to have built our success on strong relationships with our clients. We are dedicated to providing excellent quality, service, and attention to detail, and our inventory is unequaled in selection and quality. Visit our showroom to learn all we have to offer, or contact us through our website for more information.

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