It's official: Superbowl Sunday is right around the corner. We're excited, but not for the obvious reasons. Sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansa City Chiefs match-up is unexpected, as is the Brady-Mahomes showdown, but the real reason there is so much buzz around this year's game, specifically? The celebration.
In the last year, the pandemic put an understandable halt to our get-togethers — birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings all canceled — but whether you've gotten a vaccine recently and are looking to spend the day with a close friend or family member, or you want to celebrate with those in your household, this day is all about fun.
So say it with me: it's time to p-a-r-t-y!. . but how? That's the million-dollar question.
Understandably, we're rusty on the events front, since it's been nearly a year since our last major celebration. So dust off that cookbook and rack your brain for your favorite appetizers, then add a few must-haves to round out the day.
We've rounded up the seven essentials that'll make Superbowl Sunday you're best one yet. (Of course, you'll also need the best TV, so check out our list if you're in the market).
1. A game-day cheese board that's not only fitting but functional
Picnic Time Quarterback Football Cheese Board & Tool Set for $49.95, at QVC
Let's start with the basics: a cheese board, complete with all the tools you'll need to enjoy your favorite fromage. This board is stacked with a hard-cheese knife, cheese fork, and corkscrew; each item easily stores in the pull out drawer and stores splendidly in the pigskin shape cabinet.
2. An appropriately-themed apron set
Design Imports Football Apron, Pot Holder, & Towel Set for $27.95, at QVC
Keep this Sunday — and every Sunday sacred in this 3-piece set. Prepare for game day in the kitchen courtesy of this football-themed apron, pot-holder, and towel set that deserves a chef's kiss.
3. Alcohol — lots and lots of alcohol
Wine Insiders Set of 6 Holiday Dinner Party Wine for $89, at QVC
The one thing your guests won't be whining about at your party? Your wine selection — or that will be true after investing in this 12-piece assortment. From whites to reds, there's a bottle for even the pickiest of palettes.
4. This satisfying simple staple
Creative Crispies 6-Piece Football Treat Gift Basket for $54.99, at QVC
Superbowl Sunday is all about: snacks, snacks, and more snacks — but this year, take the road less traveled and opt for this 6-pack of rice crispy treats.
Featuring a football-inspired design, these tasty treats have no added preservatives, and the best part? They can be consumed within 30 days and stay frozen for three months, too. View Deal
5. Speaking of snacks — you'll need a staple like this
Pewter 1973 Bowl Basket Set for $78, at Longaberger
This bowel basket set features a woven round bottom in a stunning Pewter stain and includes a commemorative gold-tone tag. Bound to be any party's main attraction, it's ideal for serving nuts, candies, dips, or anything your guests desire. View Deal
6. A foolproof container to prevent unnecessary spills and broken bottles
Wine Carafe for $58, at Longaberger
Make every hour happy hour with this wine carafe. This sleek staple includes a leather collar and is perfect for those looking to save space on tables from bulky wine bottles.
Plus, in the event, your party gets a bit too rowdy? It reduces the risk of those same bottles falling off the table and breaking. Here, this must-have is your one-stop-shop to hosting! View Deal
7. Lastly (and most importantly), a device to stream the big game on
Samsung 65" Class The Frame Series 4K HDR SmartQLED TV for $1,999.96, at QVC
Above all, if you're hosting Superbowl Sunday, you're going to need to have one of the best TVs on the market, and if you realize right about now that you don't? Let us introduce you to the Samsung Frame.
Thanks to its powerful 4K Ultra HD resolution, your guests can enjoy the game in rich, lifelike detail that feels as if they're sitting at the field!
Still not convinced? Check out our Samsung Frame review here!