By: Emily Oliphant
Super Bowl L will be one to remember, so the party should be too. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the big game between the Broncos and the Panthers will ensue, and if you’re wondering how to make this Super Bowl a good one you’ve come to the right place.
One of the first things you’ll need for the set-up are drinks, every good party will include drinks! Have a cooler handy with an assortment of sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages. Food is also very important, and to learn more about that look at Johnson’s article Super Bowl Food. You can have some fun with the eating utensils by getting plastic plates, forks, spoons, and knives that have a Super Bowl design. It’s also important to have a table to put your food on.
If you really want to all out then decorations are a great idea, get a banner, footballs to toss around, and the colors of your favorite team. But no matter how many things you have, what will really make this Super Bowl the best is by surrounding yourself with family and friends.
“We get with my brother and my dad and watch the Super Bowl and have a good day,” said Coach Buck. He also places parlays on things like how long will the national anthem will be, and how the teams will play throughout the game to spice things up.
The location is also important especially when you’re talking about the size and quality of the TV you’ll be watching the Super Bowl on. “Usually we just plan to meet with some family that have a big TV,” said Mr. Barrus.
Even if you can’t manage a party with a lot of preparation you can still have a fun time by throwing some plans together with family and/or friends and making some delicious food.
Super Bowl Food
Story by: Peyton Johnson
The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and with it comes huge parties and get-togethers. But, what is the best part of the Super Bowl besides the commercials and the half time show?
Super Bowl Sunday is the day for gluttony, if you forget about Thanksgiving. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes nearly 2,400 calories in a four hour window, which is more than you should consume in an entire day. But it is easy to see why, if you look at what will be on the menu for many football fans.
Chips, pizza, chicken wings, and pop are must haves for any big football party. Nearly 11 million pounds of chips will be eaten, according to Shape Magazine. The National Chicken Council reports 1.23 billion chicken wings will be gobbled up.
But that is nothing compared to how much people will spend. During last year’s Super Bowl, viewers spent $14.3 billion on athletic gear, televisions and mostly food.
“I think people get emotional with things they do with [other] people and it creates memory for them. So that’s when they put their budget in their back pocket and just buy what they want,” said Mrs. Barzee, who teaches business.
However, even though so much is spent on food, there is a good reason behind spending so much time and money for something that will only last a few hours. Ms. Goude, the family consumer science teacher, said she spends a lot of time preparing food for the Super Bowl, but for good reason.