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3 Key Things to Note if You Are Planning to Host a Super bowl Party

3 Key Things to Note if You Are Planning to Host a Super bowl Party

A Super Bowl party – nothing out of the ordinary, right? It’ll be just you and a bunch of your friends watching the Super Bowl on TiVo or streaming live on the big screen. There’ll be food, laughs, and in-house commentary – pretty harmless.

But what if your “perfect Super Bowl party” metamorphoses into something chaotic? The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television, with 11.2 million viewers for the 2016 SuperBowl 50. Every year millions of people gather to watch American football at its best.

In 2016, America witnessed the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Panthers at Levi Stadium Santa Clara, California, making it their third win and eighth appearance in the Super Bowl. As the world eagerly waits for this year’s Super Bowl on February 5, 2017, predictions about who’ll be the next champions are already in circulation. There seems to be a bright light ahead for the Packers in the upcoming Super Bowl with their 31-14 win in December. But all we can do is wait and see.

Since there are just a few days until the SuperBowl, it’s a good time to start making plans for a Super Bowl party. Watching the match on your own is cool, but there’s nothing as exciting and entertaining as enjoying the game with others.

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But take note, not everything turns out according to plan. To give you a heads up, here are 3 points you must look into if you’re planning to host a Super Bowl party.

1. Should I Supply The Booze?

That’s a big question in Super Bowl parties. Super Bowl parties are usually informal, laid back, and loads of fun. But would having a 6-pack hurt? Or how about something stronger?

There’s no problem with having some drinks available for everyone at the party. It’ll help lighten the mood. The problem is when you bring in drinks that are high in alcohol. If you’re thinking of putting Vodka, Scotch, or Tequila on the table, you need to be extremely cautious.

You can’t tell how many glasses your guests may drink, especially when the match doesn’t turn out as expected.You can’t entirely overrule the possibility of having a drunk in your midst either. That can ruin the whole party.

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Game Plan #1

Keep the booze in moderation. Start off with a 6-pack and make sure you keep an eye on all your guests. If you see someone getting tipsy, then you need to stop serving them drinks. As for the Vodka, Scotch, or Tequila, maybe you should save them for after the match to celebrate a win.

2. The Girl (Or Guy) Who Doesn’t Have A Clue About Football

You should watch out for those who don’t know anything about football in the next Super Bowl. Of course, it’s good to have more people at the party, but the main aim of having a Super Bowl party is to watch and enjoy the Super Bowl.

For those who don’t have an idea of the way football is played, they might not enjoy the vibe, and their constant questions about the rules and what the players are doing can make a game go sour for those that do. For some, watching American football is serious business.

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Game Plan #2

Invite only friends who love football as much as you do. If they want to ask someone to join the party, make sure that your friend knows the whole purpose of the Super Bowl party. For those that don’t like or know much about football, you should come up with a “party within the party” of their own so that everyone is happy, and no one feels unwelcome.

3. When The Match Turns Into A Disaster

You can never predict the outcome of the game no matter how long you study the match, or know the strengths of the players or their track records. This can take a serious toll on your guests, especially when you and all (or most of your guests) support the same team.

A bad game can lead to arguments, shouting, or give a reason for everyone to drink away the disappointment. Sometimes people can get violent. That’s why you need to make sure you’re in control of the party when things get out of hand.

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Game Plan #3

Have a Plan B when the match goes sour. Choose a beautiful movie from Netflix to take everyone’s mind off the bad match. That will help lighten the mood.

Some practical advice right? Now let’s go party!

Featured photo credit: pixabay via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

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