Monday, September 13, 2010

Are you ready for some football? (How to throw a Packer party)

Good win yesterday for the Pack. We had a bunch of people over to the house to watch the game. Packer parties (or any team party) is pretty simple: have plenty of beer, a big TV, and plenty of seats. Not hard. But it could be jazzed up a bit with a few easy touches.

Fire Up the Crock Pot: Matt made BBQ pork sliders in the crock pot overnight that were perfectly ready by game time.

Bring on the 'Sconnie' food: What's a Packer party the essentials like brats, cheese plates, beer dip, and sauerkraut?

Bleed Green and Gold: Wear those team colors. I especially love these women's vintage-style shirts and those "we'll never forget you Brent" shirts (Ha!). Having some face paint laying around couldn't hurt, too.

Play some pool: Actual pool would be good (if you have a pool table), but I was thinking more of a betting pool.

Put it in HD: Know your HD channels, figure out your fullscreen/widescreen options (ie read the manual). If you don't have digital cable you can order a temporary package from the cable company.

Roundup at Half-Time: Throw in some Packers Trivia, refill the chips and dip, and turn on some music to supplement the snore-bore commentary.

Drink the Fancy Brews: Parties are a great chance to sample microbrews or the seasonal beers you've always wanted to try. Just have everyone bring a different kind of sixer. Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers are big during football season. Need some suggestions, check out Draft magazine.


  1. Funnnnnn. Sad we couldn't make it...god-daughter required our presence. Raincheck??? Even at a bar perhaps?



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