A key ingredient for a comfortable space is a multifunctional piece like the Archivist Cocktail Ottoman, great for propping feet, snacks and drinks. Photo: Hooker Furniture
Recipe for a Super Football Party
Whether you are hosting a big gathering of friends or planning to enjoy the game with your family, we all know where America’s televisions will be tuned this Sunday evening. Here’s our formula for a perfect event: create a comfy setting, serve some delicious snacks, then sit back and enjoy with your favorite peeps.
Mini chicken sliders are super easy and sure to be a hit. Bake breaded chicken strips (traditional, buffalo flavored, or both), then cut to fit on mini buns. Dress them up with lettuce, tomato and cheese and make spicy mayo and mustard available nearby.
Ingredients for Super Style
The recipe for enjoyable game watching together is really simple. Just blend good seating (chair + sofa or an inviting sectional), a place for the TV (an entertainment center or media console) and somewhere to put your feet or prop your snacks (a cocktail ottoman or table). Rule number one for hosting any event: make sure you have enough seating. Nothing’s more awkward than being in someone’s home and trying to snack while balancing a plate and drink.
A leather club chair may be the ultimate seating for the Big Game. Photo: Luna Swivel Tub Chair by Bradington-Young.
Both Panthers fans and Bronco enthusiasts can agree that the Bradington-Young Luna Swivel Tub Chair is the epitome of comfort. Just know that you may not be able to get guests out of this sumptuous seat.
The Morgan sectional by Sam Moore is perfect for a relaxed party setting.
Sectional sofas are a fun and cozy solution for maximizing seating in a room, especially for a party. Just add a cocktail table or ottoman, and you’re set.
A secret ingredient for creating a comfortable party is a multifunctional piece like the Archivist Cocktail Ottoman. Photo: Hooker Furniture.
Ottomans like the Archivist provide extra seating, a place for a drink tray, and a comfy spot for putting your feet up.
Entertainment furniture like the Sorella Four-Piece Wall Group and the Studio 7H Park City Entertainment Console makes TV viewing more stylish and gives a custom furniture look.
The Sorella Four-Piece Wall Group is designed to satisfy both “his” and “her” design requirements. Photo: Hooker Furniture.
For a more TV and less furniture look, you can’t go wrong with the Studio 7H Park City Entertainment Console. It’s streamlined styling gives a nod to vintage design, while staying current. Photo: Hooker Furniture
Snacks that Score
Get creative with your presentation by creating individual servings of popular snacks. They give simple recipes panache and make it easier for guests to eat. Try filling clear party cups with crowd-pleasers such as layered taco dip, flavored popcorn, or ranch and blue cheese dressings paired with fresh veggies for dipping. Image: bhg.com
Make a big impression with little effort by cutting your already cooked brownies into football shapes. Time-saving tip: line your baking dish with parchment paper for easier brownie removal, and be sure to wait until they are completely cool before cutting. Then finish the look by adding laces our of store-bought white icing. Image: bhg.com