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Super Bowl 53: How to host a girls night out for the big game

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Green Bay Packers fans wave from the stands ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Green Bay Packers fans wave from the stands ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Whether you are inviting the ladies over for the Super Bowl, or you are leaving the men in the living room to watch the game, you’re going to want to be the greatest host. Here’s how to be the real MVP.

The Super Bowl is the biggest celebrated football event of the year. Whether you like to drink beer and watch the game, or just show up for the food and commercials, it’s an excuse to have a get together with friends and family.

Hosting a Super Bowl party can get intense real quick if you don’t plan smart. There are easy ways to have a fun-filled night, without all of the hassles that go into planning an event.

With these five tips, you will have the crows pleased and tons of fun. Just follow these tips and tricks, and you will be this years MVP.

5. Attendees

You can plan a ladies night for the Super Bowl a couple different ways. You can keep it strictly ladies, or you can combined parties and have a gender-neutral one.

If you plan on keeping it traditional, tailor everything with a female vibe; the food, decorations, attire, etc. Or, you can have a traditional Super Bowl party and divide the house.

The men can be the blue team, and women can be the pink team. Each team can have a coin toss, and the winner picks which team they want to represent, The Los Angeles Rams or the New England Patriots.

Doing this can keep the night interesting, especially if incorporate some party games. Don’t worry, I have some suggestions on the third slide.

Next: 4. The Dress Code

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: Green Bay Packers fans wave from the stands ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: Green Bay Packers fans wave from the stands ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

4. Dress Code

You can tell a lot about a person based on their football attire. Whether you are having a joint party, or strictly women, keep the dress code authentic.

Ask your guests to wear their favorite team jersey and accessories. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t Patriot or Rams fans.

If your attendees don’t have football attire, have them wear their party team colors; pink or blue. This will keep in the theme of the night, and keep your guests from feeling out-of-place, underdressed, or left out.

If you want to take it one step further, let your guests know there will be a prize for the best dressed. This will encourage your attendees to keep with the theme and add a little friendly competition to the night.

Next: 3. Party Games

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Victoria’s Secret PINK model Jessica Hart attends The Jets Game to Celebrate the NFL Victoria’s Secret PINK Collection at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret PINK)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Victoria’s Secret PINK model Jessica Hart attends The Jets Game to Celebrate the NFL Victoria’s Secret PINK Collection at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret PINK)

3. Party Games

For the friends and family that don’t like to watch football, it is important to keep them entertained. Having Super Bowl themed party games is the best way to do it whether it is a traditional ladies night or a mixed group.

Adults love to play games, and friendly competition is always a good time. Prop bets are the way to go. Put a bunch on prop bets on little pieces of paper inside a hat. Have each guest pick one, and if they have a winning paper throughout the game, they win a prize. Follow Oddshark for prop ideas, up to date odds, and winnings.

Super Bowl Bingo is another awesome party game. It’s really easy to make your own board on the computer. Each square needs to correlate to things that happen during the Super Bowl. For example, a few box ideas could be a Rams field goal, Patriots touchdown, various penalties, etc. You can create your own rule whether it be one line, an x, or the whole board, it’s game!

There are so many different themed games that don’t require a ton of planning. These are just a few quick ideas. Regardless of what you decide, as long as there are Super Bowl party games your night will be a success.

Next: 2. Cocktails and Mocktails

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan take part in a mocktail making session during day one of the AEGON Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 11, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: Sabine Lisicki of Germany and Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan take part in a mocktail making session during day one of the AEGON Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 11, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

2. Cocktails and Mocktails

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A mocktail is a non-alcoholic drink that is a mixture of sodas and juices; they usually look like alcoholic beverages. Mocktails are one of the newest crazes. However, even if you don’t want to be with the in-crowd, making mocktails will make your life easier.

Get some of your favorite juices and sodas. I suggest sticking with themed colors. Red, white, and blue will be perfectly fine for this year’s Super Bowl.

Whether it’s a red strawberry kiwi juice or berry blue soda, it’s your own mix. Have fun and make some creations. Once they have been mixed pour them into different pitchers for easy pouring.

The best part is, you can grab some bottles of your favorite liquor and your guests can add it if they want a cocktail. You have now pleased both the drinkers and non-drinkers with one process.

Next: 1. The Menu

1. The Menu

After Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the day the most food is consumed. With that said, the menu is probably the most important part of planning a party.

You don’t want to be stuck slaying over a hot stove all day and night, so keeping it simple is always key. Finger foods are always easy. Buffalo wings, dips and chips, and sliders are always great traditional ideas. Remember stick to the theme.

For example, try making New England crab cake sliders. Los Angeles is known for their street food, so tacos are another great option.

Keep the cooking simple. Try using a crockpot, set it and forget it. You can cook most dips in a crockpot, which will limit the time you spend in the kitchen.

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Lastly, after the game snacks are always a great parting gift. Your friends have been drinking, their team may or may not have lost, and they just realized they have work in the morning.

Give them a snack to go. Whether they eat it when they get home, or in the back seat of an Uber, your take snack will make you the MVP of the Super Bowl.

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