Entry #21, February 3, 2010
The big game day is coming. You know what team you’re routing for, but do you know how 20 of your friends and family are going to fit in your small living room, around the 17″ t.v.? Relax, let Stagetecture help you get organized now, so on Sunday you can enjoy your guests!
1.) Decor: Don’t forget the thrift and pharmacy stores! Stores like Walgreens, CVS, and Dollar Tree are great places to stock up on plastic cutlery, cups, paper ware and decorations. Paper table cloths are disposable, and perfect for greasy hands, and munchers!
2.) Food: Before you rush to the warehouse bulk store, make a list of exactly how many
people to expect, add 5 people to be safe. If you know most of your guests, ask in advance what type of foods they eat. You would hate to buy 30 lbs of wings, and everyone is a vegetarian! Once you have an idea, make a budget. Often times you will spend more at a warehouse store, then a grocery store – and will have less choices. Try and grocery shop during the week, or after work to avoid long lines over the weekend.
3.) Viewing Area: We all know the day is centered around the t.v.! If you have a small t.v.
consider renting from a rental center. Were you considering buying a new t.v.? Electronic stores will have killer sales this week on flat screens, and entertainment electronics. Also remember, everyone doesn’t like football. Some come for the camaraderie. Consider having a seating area in another room for those who want to talk and laugh.. away from the screen!
4.) Have fun! Enjoy the day, whether your watching the game or hanging out with friends, the big game gives an excuse to enjoy yourself!
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