1. Hassle-Free Bets: What fun is watching the game if you can’t place some wagers? Rather than ask for (and supply) dollars for a game, have your guests fill out a “Pick-em” form to keep interest and attention high. The prize can be a festive bag of jellybeans, cookies or anything else that is simple, yet enticing.
2. BYOB: Bring your own beverage! Have guests supply their favorite drinks to ensure you are not over-purchasing anything. This way there is a large variety and everyone is satisfied!
3. Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to tasty treats: Rather than go out and buy all of the cute, football-themed appetizers and desserts, supply your own that can be used time and time again. Use food coloring for dips, coat pretzels or potato chips in melted chocolate and line with white icing or decorate sugar cookies.
4. DIY Apparel: Official gear can be expensive, and who knows if your favorite player’s last name will end up on another team’s jersey in the coming seasons. Rather than splurge on merchandise, pick out solid articles of clothing in your favorite team’s colors or decorate a plain shirt the way you like it!
5. Offer games that don’t involve extra necessities: No need to buy the latest and greatest backyard games when you can simply play your own. Grab a frisbee - or better yet, a football - and head onto the lawn or a nearby park during halftime to stay active and keep your guests entertained. Never leave any of your gear behind with TrackR.
6. Decorate with reusable items: Instead of paper cups and plates, use colored plastics that can be easily washed and ready for the next game. Use cute stickers to help guests identify their items rather than writing directly on anything.