Super Bowl Sunday isn’t a national holiday, but we sure treat it like one. Almost a symbol of our all-American culture, the Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events of the year.
In living rooms everywhere, friends gather to view the game on the big screen while enjoying cold brews and hearty snacks. Hosts should be on the defense and remember these tips for avoiding any upsets.
Don’t Drop the Ball When Serving Alcohol
Most Super Bowl parties involve serving libations. If guests are partaking of alcohol, make sure there is plenty of food to absorb the impact of booze on partygoers and cut off the drinks in the third quarter. Brad says, “When the game is over and the party is breaking up, encourage (insist) that anyone who has been drinking take an Uber and have the number of a cab handy. You may even need to be prepared to let your guests spend the night.” Super Bowl Sunday is among the most hazardous driving days of the year, especially when impaired motorists drive home after the parties. “Remember to keep an eye on any guests under the age of 21. Party hosts could be held liable if a minor who has been drinking in their home is involved in an accident following their party,” Brad says.
Tackle Fall Hazards Ahead of Time
Don’t forget that people visiting your home aren’t familiar with possible hazards that could potentially cause slips, trips and falls. Make sure there is nothing around the house that guests could trip over, such as lamp cords, unmarked steps or bunched-up rugs. If small children are in attendance, pay careful attention to stairs in the home. It’s also a good idea to stash away any valuable or sentimental items as they could accidently get damaged.
Make the Right Call with Family Pets
Extra humans in your home could put stress on your dog. Moments of fear could lead to aggressive behavior from the family pet even if they have never shown signs of aggression in the past. Brad says, “Dogs can get scared or overreact when put in certain situations. Put your dog away, either in a back bedroom or crate. Otherwise you are putting yourself at serious liability, not to mention the horrific humiliation of a guest being attacked in your home.”
Plan a Good Defense Against COVID
With the Omicron variant spreading at its highest numbers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines on attending Super Bowl celebrations or watch parties. It recommends that people stay home rather than risk exposure to the coronavirus.
If you are able to follow these hosting tips, we are sure you will win the big game!
Super Bowl Party Recipe – Buffalo Chicken Dip
This easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is make-ahead and freezer friendly and ready in just 30 minutes! It’s rich and creamy with a kick of heat, loaded with shredded chicken, and topped off with gooey mozzarella cheese.
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/3-1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
- 1/3 cup Ranch dressing
- 2 cups cook, shredded chicken breast
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- blue cheese crumbles and green onions for garnish, as desired
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add buffalo wing sauce and dressing and beat on medium speed until combined.
- Stir in chicken and 1 cup cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste (add more buffalo sauce to increase the spice, add more cream cheese, sour cream or dressing to reduce).
- Spread into a lightly greased 6-8″ round baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate to save for later or bake as directed.
- Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes until bubbly at the edges. Broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the cheese.
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