On Feb. 1, 2015, football, Katy Perry and commercial fans will gather around and glue their eyes to the television to watch the Super Bowl. This year’s match up pins the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots. Whether you watch it for the football, the commercials, the halftime entertainment, the food or simply just for the social aspect of the event, the Super Bowl doesn’t have to be “just for the guys.” In fact ladies, let’s kick them out. Let’s make the Super Bowl into a girl’s night.
According to an article in the Washington Post back in Sept., “Women make up an estimated 45 percent of the NFL’s more than 150 million American fans and have become perhaps pro football’s most valuable players,” so it shouldn’t be a surprise that us women want to watch the Super Bowl together, without the men. Let’s go over some ways to make this Super Bowl into a girl’s night:
1. Get rid of the guys
This seems like a no-brainer. Tell your boyfriend, guy friends, dad, uncle or whoever you were planning on watching the game with that this Super Bowl Sunday for your girlfriends only.
2. Get your girlfriends together
Again, a no-brainer. Make an agreement to rid the boys from your life for a night and spend it with each other. Plus, pick a location-who has the biggest TV and most sitting room?!
3. Food, food and more FOOD
Whoever said “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” shouldn’t have been talking about just guys. As girls, we love food, and the Super Bowl isn’t an event to skimp on food. With all the great restaurants downtown, you have so many options. You can order in with OrderUp, indulge in some pokey sticks from Gumby’s , or for dessert have some delicious Insomnia Cookies delivered to your door. Some more typical “football foods” you can enjoy are pigs in a blanket, wings, or nachos.
You can also get really creative by incorporating your teams’ colors into your food.Whether it’s frosting cupcakes with those colors or buying M&Ms to show off which team you’re rooting for. The Patriots main colors are red and blue while the Seahawks are bright green and blue.
4. Play games during the big game
If everyone is feeling up to spending money (and possibly making some!), you can make a “Football Betting Board.” Here are some instructions on how to make that: Football Betting Board. You could also all guess which commercials will be the best: will a Doritos commercial make you spit out your drink from laughter or will the Budweiser puppy melt your heart again this year? You could play a drinking game (soda, water or whatever beverage you want)!* Drink whenever: the “Deflate Gate” scandal is mentioned, Tom Brady pouts or looks miserable if they’re loosing, the Seahawk’s team age is brought up or Marshawn Lynch’s fine is brought up.
Enjoy the game with the girls, food and Tom Brady (even if you hate him, he’s still gorgeous). Not to mention Katy Perry’s halftime performance should be awesome. You won’t be dreading the commercials because those are even fun to look forward to!
*Valley does not support or encourage underage drinking.