It’s that time of year again. For sports fans all over the country, fall is the time of year they look forward to most. Whether your sport of choice is football, baseball, hockey, or all three, there are plenty of games to watch on T.V. So, why not host an exciting game day party with friends or family on one of these upcoming weekends? At Wok N’ Roll of Summerville, we want to give you some easy tips to create the ultimate game day party that your guests will love. You’ll look like a party-planning pro, and all it takes is a little preparation and some great Chinese takeout. Keep reading for some great ideas for a fun and stress-free event!
Preparation is Key
The key to throwing a successful party that both you and your guests will enjoy is planning and preparation. There’s nothing worse than having a house full of people while you’re stuck in the kitchen assembling the snacks. Or, imagine what a disappointment it would be if you had a refrigerator fully-stocked with drinks, but couldn’t find your bottle opener?
Even if you decide to throw a last-minute party, you have to make sure that you have enough time to prepare. Enlist the help of a friend if you need to, but make a list and check things off as you get them done. This is the best way to ensure you’ll have everything you need to make your guests comfortable during the festivities.
Having a bunch of people over to watch a game might seem like the simplest form of party-planning, but there are still some key basics that you want to make sure are covered. For instance, where is everyone going to sit? Chances are, not everyone will be sitting down at once, but what if they want to? You have to make sure you have the means to accommodate everyone.
Consider providing a variety of different seating options. A big, comfy couch is always good, but some people might prefer to have a little more room and not be elbow-to-elbow. Bring some dining room chairs or even folding chairs into your T.V. room. If you have children or teenagers at your party, they would probably be comfortable with just a few large pillows on the floor. Whatever you do, just make sure there is room for everyone and keep things casual.
Keep Essentials Handy
When it comes to throwing a party, there are a few essentials that you need to have. Without them, it can put a big damper on your party.
Ice is one that comes to mind. Ice is great for keeping drinks cold and keeping cold food cold. Many people don’t think to put ice on their grocery list because just about everyone has a refrigerator with an automatic ice maker already built-in. However, that ice supply is finite, and depending on the size of your group, you’ll probably run out before the end of the first quarter. Besides, do you really want someone running into your kitchen to use the noisy ice maker once every 10 minutes?
It might seem like we’re getting a little picky here, but having a house full of people eating and drinking and then realizing you’ve run out of napkins can result in sheer panic. For a party like this, there will be spills, unidentified sticky stuff, and certainly some kind of neon-orange cheese snack that warrants the need for dozens of napkins. Stock up ahead of time and buy more than you think you’ll use. Your furniture and carpet will thank you for it.
Such a simple tool, but oh-so-useful, bottle openers always seem to come up missing just when you need them the most. If you’re planning a party, it would be smart to not only dig out your bottle opener well before the party, it would probably be a good idea to buy one or two extra. There’s always someone in the group that has a clever way of opening a bottle without an opener, but you don’t want to leave the success of your party in his hands.
It’s All About the Food
Perhaps the most important element of any party is the food. You can probably get by if your television all of a sudden stops working, but if you run out of food…prepare to say goodbye to everyone in your house. During a casual, laid-back event like a game day party, the last thing you would want to do is expect everyone to sit down at a dinner table to eat. You also shouldn’t expect that everyone will want to eat at the same time. This is an event that’s suited more for grazing, buffet-style.
So, what kind of food should you serve? It’s always a good idea to have a few of the standard chips and dips, but all of that booing and cheering will make people hungry. Why not serve a variety of delicious dishes from your favorite Chinese takeout restaurant? You won’t have to spend hours in a kitchen or over a hot grill, and you’ll actually get to enjoy time with your guests.
At Wok N’ Roll of Summerville, we have a huge variety of dishes to choose from so you can order something to suit everyone’s tastes and diet preferences. Check out our menu! We have a multitude of appetizers, soups, and main dishes, made with only high-quality ingredients and offered at a price that won’t break your budget. You can even save time by placing your order online before picking it up.
Make your next party a success by ordering Chinese takeout from Wok N’ Roll today!