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Hosting Tips, Tricks & Essentials for the Big Game

two men sitting on a couch wearing football apparel

So you’ve decided to host your friends for the Big Game. For football fans, this might be the most exciting day of the year—so you don’t want to disappoint. The best gear will ensure that your guests catch every minute of the action in stunning detail, all while eating delicious game day bites. If you need inspiration or are looking to upgrade your current setup before the Big Game, check out our recommendations.

Bring Home An Air Fryer

table of football party foods including a bowl of popcorn

Chicken wings. French fries. Popcorn. They’re all classic game day snacks and they can all be made in an air fryer. We love these gadgets for entertaining of any kind because they’re easy to use, no matter your culinary skills. Late arrivals can also easily re-heat food in the air fryer, too. These small appliances are affordable and accessible, which makes them a great way to upgrade your entertaining game. If this is your first time using an air fryer, we have an awesome selection of air fryer recipes  that are perfect for watching football.

A Mini Fridge or Beverage Center

Your guests are probably focused on the game, not congregating in the kitchen, so you want to make it easy for them to grab soda or beer. Adding a mini fridge or a beverage center to your entertainment space is the perfect way to keep drinks accessible long after football season. Mini fridges tend to be less expensive and easier to set up, but those looking for the sleekest installation should opt for an undercounter beverage center. It’s also a great way to store snacks and dips that shouldn’t sit out all day before your friends arrive. Everyone can easily get to a drink and you don’t have to keep getting up.

Invest in a New Speaker Setup

One of the most important aspects of watching the game is being able to hear every call, all the commentary and, of course, the epic halftime show. If you’re happy with your current TV, upgrading with a soundbar, particularly one that comes with a subwoofer, is a great idea. These speakers greatly enhance your TV audio, and the addition of a subwoofer adds rich bass tones that are perfect for tuning in to all the great new commercials and entertainment of the evening. They’re easy to set up and available at a variety of price points, too, so there’s a soundbar for every setup.

Big Game, Bigger TV

Three men watching football on TV

If you really want to see all the action between your favorite NFL teams, you might need to invest in a new TV. 4K or 8K models practically transport you to the football field with bright colors and incredibly lifelike picture. Most of these new models have technology that is specially-designed for watching sports to minimize blur during action-packed plays. To really impress your guests, go for a bigger screen that really immerses you in the action. Every tackle, flag and field goal will be brought to life in stunning clarity. Your TV is arguably the most important component when watching sports, so make sure that yours is ready for game day.


Get Ready for The Big Game at Abt

No matter what you need to get your home ready to watch the biggest night in football, you can find it at Abt. If you need more entertaining tips, our blog is the perfect place to start. Looking for more inspiration? Come visit us in store, where you can see TVs in person, test out a new set of speakers and talk face-to-face with our award-winning experts. 

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