Super Bowl XLIX Planning: Step 3 – Game Day

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Jan 23, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of University of Phoenix Stadium in advance of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second most celebrated American, dare I say, holiday? This Sunday is second to Thanksgiving as the event of the year in America. So if you waited last minute to decide to have a party, don’t fret, there’s still time to make all of your plans. Be sure to get those invites out, via email, by checking out the first two planning blogs: Step 1 – Invites and Décor and Step 2 – Menu.

We can all admit that the game may be fun. We can all admit that the commercials are a must see. But let’s all truly admit that we want to eat the food. In addition to your guests stuffing their faces and drinking their fair share of the keg, which is a must-have, what to do to make the game even more fun?


1. Guest Picks:

Why not start with guests’ picks of the following categories?

  • The winning team
  • The final score
  • The Most Valuable Player (MVP)
  • The player who scored the most points
  • The team with the most interceptions
  • Most accumulated yards per team

2. Super Bowl trivia:

Check out this site to play a 20-question game. There is a printable version of the questions as well.

3. Play BINGO during the game

Have guests complete a BINGO card, you can print out one of these, or better yet, have them complete their own game card using the following items as squares. This would be a great way to get children into the game.

I found two printable versions: SheKnows and StudioDIY

4. Adult drinking games

If you are planning on hosting only members of the 21 and older crowd, I would advise playing these drinking games.

Here are the rules as written by Nancy Pringle from

Party Games for Adults: Point’s Game or Drinking Game: This game could be played for points, with each point representing either taking a drink or putting a dollar into the pot. If you choose the pot option, you can make the above guessing game the decider for the winner of the pot.

1 Point (1 drink or 1 dollar)

  • Winning the coin toss/losing the coin toss
  • Giving up a run of 10 yards
  • A pass of 20 yards
  • A sack/ tackle for a loss of 2-10 yards
  • Make a field goal of 45 yards or more
  • Missing a field goal of under 50 yards
  • A 5-10 yard penalty

2 Points (2 drinks or 2 dollars)

  • 15+ yard penalty
  • Giving up a touchdown
  • Any turnover

3 Points (3 drinks or 3 dollars)

  • Your team losing on a fourth down situation
  • Making a touchdown of over 50 yards

4 Points (4 drinks or 4 dollars)

  • Giving up any return for a touchdown and/or
  • Any reverse plan taken in for a touch down

Party Games for Adults: The Brett Favre Rule

While you’re watching the Super Bowl game, doesn’t matter which teams are playing, if you hear the name Brett Favre you drink or put money into the pot.

Party Games for Adults: Manning Brothers Rule –Revised

Any time one of the Manning brothers, Colin Kaepernick or Aaron Rogers appears in a commercial during the Super Bowl, everyone has to drink or put money into the pot.