As we anxiously wait for the playoffs to wrap up and the best of the best to be announced — not to mention, find out what colors we’ll be rocking come February 7th — there’s never been a better time to start gearing up your pad for the big game. When hosting a watch party, you certainly want cause for a fumble, so we put together a playbook of winning tips to get you all the way to the entertaining end zone.
Before everyone arrives, be sure to have all the right equipment at the ready. A cooler filled with your favorite brewskis is a great way to kick things off — just remember to keep your bottle opener close by. And whether you’re preparing tasty dishes on the indoor grill or heating things up with a slow cooker, lay out a few snacks to keep them grubbing until the halftime feast begins. Remember, having a few food warmers handy will ensure your spread stays at its best throughout the night. Finally, if you’re looking to score a few bonus points, a craft beer glassware set, stainless steel coasters, and elegant tiered serveware make stylish serving foul-proof (ha, get it?!).
Skip the same ol’ chips and dip this year and see to it that your guests stay satisfied play after play with mouth-watering recipes from the Macy’s Culinary Council. They’ve put together a winning roster of dishes, like Cat Cora’s Linebacker Skewers, Todd English’s Red Zone Chili, and Marc Forgione’s Banana Blitz Cocktail, all of which will take your fete from coin toss to final score.
For game-day style tips, more delicious recipes, and the full play by play of what’s going down in the Bay Area for the big weekend, visit macys.com/endzone