The long-awaited Super Bowl is about to hit the TV screens with millions of Americans prepping to watch the big game – and the commercials. This year, go the distance by hosting a big game bash that will have guests talking about it until next season’s opening-day kickoff. This time of year there are always amazing Super Bowl sales, so now is the best time to stock up on your Super Bowl necessities. Keep reading for our list of Super Bowl party must-haves to score big with your guests.
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Get a Good TV
If you want to get a big screen TV for the Super Bowl, the best deals are happening now. Part of the Super Bowl Party preparation is assessing your viewing quality and making sure it’s good enough to deliver an unforgettable viewing experience. Many retailers take advantage of the season by offering TV deals to cater to true blue Super Bowl fans.
Sears has great deals on television sets right now. The cheapest among them is the 50-inch Samsung widescreen LED HDTV, which is priced at $499. The Samsung LED Smart HDTV is one of the largest TVs in stock, and the 75-inch set is on sale now for $2,197. Right now Splender members can receive 6% cash back when ordering from Sears.com.
Best Buy also offers great deals on Samsung TVs, such as the refurbished Samsung 40-inch LED Smart HDTV starting at $335. If you want something larger, the Samsung 60-inch LED 4K Ultra HDTV is going for $999. Not to mention Splender members get 2% cash back when purchasing from BestBuy.com.
No Silverware Allowed
Sure, the Super Bowl is about the game, but let’s get real – it’s also about the food we eat while watching it. One important aspect to Super Bowl foods is that they must be easy to eat with one hand – because your other might be holding an adult beverage. Things like tacos, chicken wings, kabobs—you don’t want to have to be worrying about using a knife and fork. Check out this easy recipe for Football Fest Empanadas you can quickly and easily make for your party. The classic South American pastry is stuffed with beef or chicken and usually fried. This Southwestern version also includes black beans, corn and jalapenos. And don’t forget to add some Super Bowl flair by cutting the pastry dough into a football shape and making slits in the top to resemble the laces.
Get Out of the Kitchen
Another great thing about watching the Super Bowl with friends is the experience. If you’re the one always in the kitchen and missing the commercials – er, the game – this time go easy on yourself and try to make things ahead of time so you can take part in the celebrations, too. Plan ahead and make things earlier in the week and put them in the freezer or fridge so all you have to do on game day is heat them up.
This Artichoke Dip with Fontina recipe from Martha Stewart is fast and easy to make and store in your freezer until game day. Unbaked, this dip can be frozen for up to one month. Once completely thawed, bake for warm, cheesy goodness on demand. You can never have too many chips and dip at a Super Bowl party.
Prepare the Drinks
If you have the space, get a few small containers and fill them with ice to keep beer and other drinks cool, since guests will want to replenish often during the game. Place them in strategic spots so guests won’t be constantly getting up and going to the kitchen for a refill. Try this Threshold Bev Tub from Target.com for $19.99, where Splender members get 1% cash back. And be sure to keep a bottle opener on hand like this football-shaped bottle opener from World Market for $7.99, plus 8% cash back for Splender members.
Have Enough Seating
After food and drinks, this is the most essential element of your party. The party will go on for a while, so make sure you have enough seats for everyone. That doesn’t mean you need a spot on the couch for everyone – you can use dining room chairs, kitchen bar stools or floor cushions.
These velvet floor cushions from CB2 are perfect for impromptu seating. Available for $79.95, Splender members can also get 4% cash back. And this Stow Red Leather Storage Ottoman for $149 is a triple threat: Not only can it be used as an extra seat in your living room, but it can also be used as an extra storage compartment or side table! Purchase this ottoman at Crate & Barrel, where Splender members get 2% cash back.
Once you’re all done setting up for your Super Bowl party, you’re ready to, well, party! When you do most of your prep beforehand, you will be able to sit down and actually enjoy the game.
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