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How to Host the Best Super Bowl Party

Here are some tips on making your Super Bowl party a success.

The 2013 Super Bowl is almost here, and whether you're interested in the commercials, the game or the halftime show, Burke residents along with millions of others will be glued to their flat-screen TVs. Most Northern Virginians are known as huge Redskins fans (and some may even be Baltimore Ravens fans) but who can deny a good game of football?

Like many, you're either throwing or attending a Super Bowl party. You'd think all you would need is chips and dip, drinks and a TV, right?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Super Bowl Sunday is the highest day of food consumption in the country just after Thanksgiving, so it's not uncommon for there to be a lot of food and fun. For this national event and the most-watched sporting event of the year, most people like to go all out.

Here are a few ways to take your party to the next level:

  • Dress for the Occasion: The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in New Orleans. Of course, most people in Northern Virginia are die-hard Redskins fans, but if you're cheering on a team in this match up, consider dressing in team colors. Stop by your local Party City and get crazy. Party City also has party supplies such as cups and plates specifically for Super Bowl LXVII.
  • Provide a Buffet: A table full of delicious party foods, including hot wings, chips and dip, drinks, and veggie platters, is a good way to unite a party — even if you're cheering on different teams. Eventologie refers to the table of goods as the "tablescape." Your guests will love it.
  • Super Bowl Potluck Party: Not in the mood to make all that food yourself? Invite guests to pitch in. Punchbowl.com suggests giving your guests a little direction on what to bring to the big event. You wouldn't want to end up with 10 desserts and no appetizers. This way, the party planning is stress- and fuss-free.
  • Super Bowl Party Favors: Give your guests a small token as soon as they walk in the door. Punchbowl.com suggests giving out homemade penalty flags. Click here to find out how to make these awesome party favors.

If you want to avoid the hassle all together, you can always head out to your local sports bars and restaurants in Burk where many will be showing the game and offering Super Bowl food and drink specials.

Tell Us: What are you doing on Super Bowl Sunday? Share your Super Bowl party plans and ideas in the comment section below.

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