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Are you ready for some football?

Seating. If you have decided to host a party of your own, the next most important step after the food is making sure you have enough seating for everyone. This seems pretty obvious, but you would be surprised. If you invite 25 people over and you only have a love seat in your living room-- don’t be surprised if everyone doesn’t stay through the end of the game. That being said, you don’t have to have stadium seating to make your viewing area comfortable for your guests. Move some extra chairs into the room, borrow some folding chairs, or maybe even create a pallet of pillows and blankets on the floor. As long as the screen is viewable and the volume is loud enough, your guests will be okay with not having the best seat in the house.

Decorations. While decorations certainly don’t have to be at the top of the list, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to bring it to the next level. has some great Super Bowl party printables available for under $10-- and last I checked Walmart had some pretty cute football cups and decor items too! Don’t forget to pick up some bright yellow “penalty flag” napkins when you’re out shopping for the party.

Favors. Admittedly, you don’t immediately think of having favors at a Super Bowl party but if you want to take your party to the next level (and quite possibly be the coolest hostess ever), pick up some ring pops for everyone to take with them when they leave. Get it? Super Bowl rings-- ring pops? I’m all about a good pun!

So whether you’re counting down the days until Super Bowl 51 or just looking forward to an excuse to eat tailgating food, I hope these tips and tricks help bring your next football get together to the next level. Ready, break!

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