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DIYers Super Bowl Party Checklist

This year, score big by hosting a Super Bowl party that your guests will be cheering about until next season's kickoff. We'll show you how to have a winning Super Bowl Party with this simple checklist.

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Get the Coolers Ready

If you’re hosting a house full of football fans for a Super Bowl party, make sure to have coolers ready when they show up. Stock the coolers with appropriate beverages and let everyone serve themselves. Or, get fancy, and send them to your dedicated beer fridge.

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Stock up on Disposable Cups and Plates

Score! This football theme party supply pack is perfect for decorating your next football-themed party. It contains 24 paper cups, 24 paper touchdown plates, 24 penalty flag napkins, 24 regular napkins and one rectangular football field tablecloth. Bonus: Disposable football party supplies mean there’s no need to worry about dishes when the party’s over.

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Prepare the Viewing Area

Make the viewing area comfortable for guests by clearing anything that may block the view of the game. Make sure there are plenty of places to sit. Add extra seating by adding some large pillows and blankets on the floor. Here are some more ideas to help you fit everyone in front of the TV.

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Hot barbecue chicken wings with 2 beer glasses on a dark wooden table served with honey mustard sauce. Football on a backgroundJulia Fateyeva/Getty Images

The Food Spread Location

No Super Bowl party is complete without lots of snacking. Keep your guests’ tummies satisfied by arranging part of your food spread on the coffee table, where it’s easily accessible. Don’t forget small snack plates and napkins, for easy eating. Speaking of coffee tables: Here are 12 awesome fantasy football league trophies that would look great on yours.

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Snack Time

There are certain snack foods that everyone expects at a Super Bowl party. Seven-layer dip, guacamole, popcorn, chicken wings and jalapeno poppers, just to name a few. Make sure no one goes hungry on Super Bowl Sunday!

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Have Some Fun

Try this football party game during halftime. It comes with 10 NFL team Football Flickers and two plastic goalposts with suction-cup bases that stick to hard, flat surfaces. Kids and adults will have fun trying to score the most points!

These 12 DIY backyard games and sports courts will bring out the competitive side of all your guests.

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Get in the Spirit

A little decorative detail goes a long way. Add a splash of team spirit to your party space by draping team-themed garland anywhere that’s in need of a bit of color. Here are 10 more ways to prep for a party.

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Build This Portable Bar

This folding bar is a really fun project that should challenge your notch-cutting prowess and expand your knowledge about the different ways to glue up boards, too. And when you’re finished, it’s pretty satisfying to show off at party time, and truly comes in handy holding your game-day spread.

Try these 12 make-and-take games at your next tailgate party.

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The Drinks

Come up with a signature cocktail, or even better, two rival team cocktails. Also be sure to have some good beers on hand, and some non-alcoholic options, too.

Check out these 15 awesome man cave spaces for watching the big game.

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Have a Good Attitude

It’s easy to get stressed out when planning and hosting a party, but trust us: Your guests won’t remember if the guacamole turns brown. They will remember, however, if they had a good time. A chill host attitude goes a long way to help.

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