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  • How to host a badass football watch party

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How to host a badass football watch party

By: Stanley

OK, let’s huddle up: Football season is upon us. How’re you going to throw the most bomb-ass football party possible?

...wait, you’ve never thrown a football party? You’ve never thrown a party at all? Bruh, we got here just in time. This isn’t a huddle anymore, this is a straight up intervention. We have to make sure you have equipment, know-how, and spirit of fun and excitement needed to host the most badass, baller football watching party this side of Kalamazoo (a city known for its killer football parties).

You read for your crash course in football party planning? Ten hut!

Choose a Dynamic Location

Sure, you could invite all your friends over to your pad to watch in your living room, but how’s that different than just plopping down on the couch with a bag of chips to watch Netflix? If you really want to throw the dopest football watching party, you have to think outside the box… or just think OUTSIDE, period.

Consider it: With an extension cord, a couple of party chairs, and a sturdy cooler full of brewskies, you can bring the TV - and thus the party - outside to your patio or deck! You might need a large umbrella to shelter the TV from the sun’s glare, but who wouldn’t love the chance to actually toss the pigskin around as you watch the game?

Clean and Restock Your Bathroom

...It pains us to have to remind of this, but c’mon. Part of the charm of watching the game in the comfort of your own home is that you don’t have to deal with stadium-level bathroom nastiness. Don’t be the dude who people say, “Yeah, I loved his expertly maintained zen garden, but his crapper looked like a porta potty at a country fair.”

Snacks! Snacks! Snacks!

Don’t be fooled by all those promotional cutouts of your favorite QB at your local market: No one likes basic-b premade onion dip and potato chips. While some fresh grilled burgers and dogs might get mouths watering, we suggest going big and bold with your flavors. For simple dippers, try our Get the Party Started Bacon Guacamole {link when live} and Bomb Beer Cheese {link when live} to liven things up. For something a little more substantial, why not take a page or two out of our unbeatable Stanley HQ BBQ recipes {link when live}? If you don’t feel like manning the grill while the game is in progress, just make everything ahead of time, throw it one of our Stanley Vacuum Crocks, Bowls or Bottles, and you can pop them open hours later still steaming hot.

When In Doubt, Bring the Suds

Still feeling daunted? Don’t sweat it, you can try and score an invite to a more ambitious bud’s party. If you do, why not bring the brews? Nah, we’re not talking about that watered down swill you get for a buck a can. Grab a Stanley Growler or a couple of Vacuum Pints and fill them with your favorite microbrews. Be a traveling life of the party!

Think you know what it takes to throw the best football watching blowout? Let us know! Tag #Stanleyness to tell us how you rock out with your pig skin out.