The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks are preparing to duke it out tomorrow and we have your party zone covered! A football party isn’t a party unless the food is hot and the house is decked out. Fortunately for you, SampleHouse has everything you need to pull off the greatest trick play ever: bringing everyone together over a giant bowl of queso and a bathtub full of ice-cold beer.
Let’s make sure you have all the other zones covered, too:
Starting Line Up
Let’s be honest—the Big Game is largely an excuse to forgo your Sunday duties and drink something strong with your favorite people. Monday, Schmonday, right? Stock up on some cheeky cocktail napkins and party cups so you’re not stuck loading the dishwasher with one eye open at midnight. We have plenty of football-themed drinkware, beer steins and wine glasses to handle all your social lubricants.
The First Snap
Get those appetizers going around the room before the first quarter runs out. If you need a little help—or just some inspiration beyond the usual bowls of potato chips—check out our line of cookbooks, especially Party Snacks! by A.J. Rathbun. You’ll find dozens of easy, sure-to-please ideas like Southwestern Crudités and Spicy Cheese Balls. Make sure to pick up a serving platter, as well as plenty of disposable party plates and utensils, which you’ll be oh-so-thankful for at the end of the night.
Once the queso has all but disappeared (or when it’s just formed that weird layer of skin on top) and your guests are looking for something a little more substantial, it’s your time to shine. We have a savory and insanely delicious line of rubs and marinades from NW Elixirs, which will take your basic barbecued ribs, brisket, pork or even fish into an entirely different stratosphere of full-bodied flavor. But don’t ruin your lucky sweatpants getting the meat on the grill or in the smoker. Pick up a funky apron while you’re here. We even have little ones for your tiny chef!
The Hail Mary
Clean plates and clenched fists can only mean one thing: it’s time for dessert. Look no further than the SampleHouse Cookbook for irresistibly sweet ideas. From the buttery Yum Yum Cake to our very own version of Mississippi Mud Cake, we have a sweet pile of recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth. (P.S.: We’ve heard the calories don’t count if your team loses.)
Finally, pat yourself on the back for a perfectly executed series of plays, complete with plenty of SampleHouse party essentials and minimal clean up. You did your best, champ. Now hit the showers and crawl into bed. Good game!