Here we are again— a little over a week out from the Super Bowl, and some of us are still without plans for the big day. Each year, with the rush of day-of customers and last-minute orders, it seems that Super Bowl gatherings are becoming more and more impromptu— gatherings that have not been planned far in advance by any means. Regardless of the reasoning, if you’re one of those people who would like to host, but just don’t feel like planning much, read on for tips on becoming a Roma’s Certified Master of Impromptu Events. In no time, you’ll be enjoying a Super Bowl shindig that was thrown together with little planning and even less stress. While we don’t recommend this kind of preparation for every occasion, we do think that sometimes you need to take a break from the heavy planning and let the last-minute fun take its course. Enjoy!
Saturday, February 4, 2017:
AM: Send out your text messages, calls, or emails to your list of potential attendees, and let them know that they should bring a little something to pass.
PM: Take note of how many people will be attending to prepare yourself as to how many napkins, plates, bowls, cups, etc. you may need to put out. Go to bed smiling knowing that tomorrow will be wonderfully low-key, as all Sunday should be.
Sunday, February 5th, 2017:
AM: Swing by Roma’s if you’ve got anything to pick up for the big day (we’re open ‘til 3!). Then, clean the house up, clean yourself up, and relax.
PM: It’s time for the “grand” setup. As your guests come in, preferably with Super Bowl snacks in tow, thank them and set them out as follows:
- LIVING ROOM:
- Bowls of chips, dips, pretzels, and veggie platters in easy grabbing distance. Set small amounts of napkins and a small pile of plates out as well (just in case messes are made).
- KITCHEN/DINING ROOM:
- Set up slow cookers within reach of the outlets on your countertops, and dishes of larger items like a sub platter on counters or tables with plates, napkins, and silverware abound. Practicality is the main priority here, but it also helps that the foods you’ll want to keep as leftovers are farther from the TV. 😉
- Set up a section of the kitchen or dining room table so that your guests can serve themselves drinks— make sure cups and ice are readily available.
- After kickoff, worry about nothing except for refilling your plate and enjoying your company, the game, and the commercials.