Hey football fans!
This Sunday (1/24 at 3 PM) we’ll be at The Nashua Garden in Nashua to watch the New England Patriots square off with the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship. Let’s go Patriots!
We’ll also be playing some fun football games. Every touchdown is a chance to win $10 in dealici cash (spent in the app on more food and drinks at your favorite local restaurants).
The person who guesses the final score will also win a special grand prize!
Check out our Facebook event post and let us know if you’re coming: http://www.dealici.com/nashua-garden.
Can’t make it to our party?
If you won’t be able to attend our AFC Championship Party, you may want to throw your own. Here are some tips to throwing an awesome football party.
1. People expect to eat
You can’t watch football without plenty of food. Chips and peanuts won’t cut it either. When we relax to watch a game, we expect hearty options, like wings, sandwiches, ribs, or pizza. This is one of those great occasions where no one cares if you order takeout, so don’t stress yourself too much.
2. Display your team colors
If you’re like most people, you’ll probably invite over mostly people who like the same team (we tend to favor teams regionally, so most people around you all root for the same side). So don’t feel compelled to honor the other guys. Streamers are a simple way to add color to a room. If you have any special memorabilia, bring it to the game room as well (it might even help you win…).
3. Don’t invite that guy
Many of us have a friend who takes professional sports way too seriously. He’s overly superstitious, unable to take a joke, and either gloats too much when his team is up, or pouts when they lose. For a successful party, don’t invite that friend.
4. Bring enough beer
Party planners say that the average person will drink two beers an hour, but that average is higher when they spend time just sitting down watching TV (and lower when, say, we’re in a pool or playing badminton). A football game is about three hours, so you’ll want six beers per person at minimum, but carefully consider your guests. Do you have any big drinkers? It might be cost effective to rent a quarter keg.
5. Raise the stakes
A football pool adds a fun element to your party. It’s a helpful way to bring people who don’t typically watch football (who just showed up for the party) into the fun. There are countless ways to set up a football pool, so you’ll have to find one that’s best for your party, but most involve a small investment to buy a box (50 boxes to a board). Make the boxes cheap so they sell out.
6. Do NOT forget seating
Don’t force anyone to stand around or sit on the floor. Bring plenty of chairs into your viewing room, even if you have to borrow or rent some folding ones. If you have to, rearrange some of your furniture so everyone gets an unobstructed shot at the TV.
7. Buy it on HD
If you don’t normally pay for HD channels, this is a great opportunity to try them out. Some television providers will say pay-per-view HD versions of regular games. This way you don’t have to upgrade your service, but you can get that high resolution, crisp image.
8. Party outside the house
You don’t have to throw a party at home to have a good time, though. A party could be as simple as meeting up with some friends at a predetermined bar or restaurant. Since you know when the game will be ahead of time, making plans is easy. In fact, if you and your friends all buy the same dealici deal, you could drive down the price for each other and save money together.
Are you a big football fan? What are your plans for this Sunday’s AFC Championship game?