The World Cup might be the biggest event of the year, which of course is your chance to host the biggest and the best World Cup party. This isn’t a party you want to just throw together last minute though. If you want to throw a party that everyone will be talking about for years to come, you need to allow yourself time to prepare. Also, pick a game that is sure to be very exciting, for example, Germany vs France. That’s one game that is sure to keep everyone on their toes. Lots of excitement will mean everyone is having a good time. Plus, if it’s a boring game your guests might become bored and look to you for entertainment. So, first step, pick your game which will determine your date. Once your date is determined, there are three key steps to throwing the best World Cup party of the century: entertainment, comfort and food/drinks.
Determine how many people you intend to invite. Is this going to be a small dinner party or do you want the entire neighborhood to join in? If you plan on a small party, then you will likely have the party indoors for the most part. It’s usually easier to host inside because it doesn’t take much prep time to prepare your house. Just make sure to give it a deep cleaning. On the other hand, if your party is going to be outside, you might have to put in a little work. The first thing to consider is how you will broadcast the game. If you don’t have that big of a television, you should consider a projector. Not only do you want to provide your guests with an optimal screen size, but the volume is important to. In order to fill the large space of the great outdoors, find the best outdoor speakers for your budget, such as the Bose 251’s or Klipsch AW650’s. These are sure to please your guests, and for the neighbors that didn’t attend, they will wish they had! In addition to the TV and outdoor speakers, you will want to provide your guests with comfortable furniture. Give them a hard chair and you might send them running for the door. Also, make sure you have plenty of seating for all of your guests.
The next most important part of throwing an awesome World Cup party is the food. It might be a good idea to have a potluck style party so that everyone brings a dish. Not only will this ensure variety, but then you won’t be stuck footing a big bill. Foods such as pasta and potato salads, chicken wings, burgers, hotdogs, chips, dips, fruit and vegetable platters, cheese and crackers and an assortment of cookies are sure to make everyone happy. Just make sure to have a couple of vegetarian dishes to please those herbivores. This isn’t the kind of party that requires digging out your fine China. Stock up on plenty of paper plates, cups and plastic ware to make for an easy clean-up.
Alcohol is a must for any kind of sporting event. Even if you don’t drink yourself, you should have something available to serve your guests, unless it is a BYOB (bring your own beer) party of course. If your guests primarily drink beer, and depending on how many attendees are coming, purchasing a keg might be your best bet. Otherwise, try to have a variety of beer and wine (at least one red and one white). Liquor is going to be more expensive, but if you are really looking to make your guests happy, keep some rum and vodka on hand mixed drink. Another option, especially if you are going with a theme, is to have one cocktail special available, such as a margarita or mojito. Again, having a variety will ensure you keep everyone happy. In addition to alcoholic beverages, it is wise to have an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages, such as water, soda and tea.
Make sure to give your guests plenty of notice because there are sure to be a lot of parties popping up and you don’t want to have to compete with friends for guests. As long as you have a large viewing screen, a comfortable spot for your guests and plenty of good food and drink, you are well on your way to throwing the best party of the year. Anything extra will just earn you bonus points!