This Sunday is the Biggest Game of the Year – Your Party Should Be Just as Big
As a fan, these opportunities don’t come along all that often. Your team just made it to the 50th anniversary of the biggest football game of the year. Your team is playing for a ring. This is huge!
You watch this game every year, regardless of the teams playing. This year, however, is different – you have a horse in the race, or a fierce cat, depending on your affiliation. Because this game is so important, your Big Game party needs to reflect the magnitude.
Not sure where to start? Worry not. Here at isplack, we specialize in team unity both on and off the field. That’s why we have products you can wear both on and off the field to show your devotion to your squad. With our products, no one will ever question your commitment to the team you love, to the colors you bleed. The same can be said for our team parties. So, we’re here to help you take your party game to the next level, the level your team deserves for making it to the Big Game! Follow these five tips to make your party one to remember.
1. Food for all – This one sounds obvious, but unfortunately, this is the one most people fail to deliver on. Consider the timeline here. The game lasts just a shade under four hours, with that long halftime and extra commercial time. You’re going to have people there for the start, and some might stay after, especially if your team wins. We’re talking about at least five hours of hosting combined with nervous eating and built-in down time. Figure out how many people are coming and add at least five more. Work off that number when you think about the amount of food needed. Worst case scenario, you have left overs for days. Best case, you have the perfect amount of food and get no awkward comments or stares from your guests.
2. Sound system on point – We all love the 1080p-plus HDTV’s, but the fact is: the sound systems generally stink. And when you add in a group of people, it can be hard to hear the game sound and announcers through those below average speakers. Use this game as an excuse to upgrade your TV’s sound system. You can purchase a quality sound bar that connects to your TV, and your Bluetooth devices, in the $100-$300 range. Set up is easy and the sound is lightyears better than your TV’s standard offering.
3. Color up – We’re talking cups, napkins, plates, your dog’s hair color; anything and everything deserves to represent your team’s colors. Provide some isplack for your guests to allow them to show their creative side. But make sure to set the tone by bringing you’re A-game with the isplack yourself.
4. Games within the game – Like we said earlier, this game is a long one. Keep the activity and interest high for all party attendees with a few interactive games based on what happens within the game. Whether it’s guessing the commercial, or doing 5 pushups every time CBS promo’s The Masters or the NCAA Tournament, the options are endless.
5. Team Unity – This is really what isplack is all about, bringing athletes and fans together through color. Great ways to unify your party include: playing some of your team’s theme songs just as if you were at a home game (think “Hey” song for Broncos fans), playing a pump up video on YouTube before the start of the game and at halftime, and, of course, slapping some colored isplack on your face.
Make this party one to remember by following the five tips above. You didn’t have the time to make it out to the Big Game, so make sure your party is just as memorable. Pick up your isplack at a local Dick’s Sporting Goods store to make sure your support is at an all-time high.
Have a great Big Game!
Peter Zana, VP Sales