Planning a Super Sports Bar Celebration

January 8, 2017

The Big Game is one of the busiest days of the year for sports bars. Everyone is excited to watch and celebrate, but with a number of parties and special events to choose from, you need to work extra hard to create a unique and fun game day experience for your patrons.

You might not have time to completely redecorate but there are some quick and easy changes to make sure that your bar stands out.

Lights

Hang strings of lights in team colors to brighten up your bar and create a fan atmosphere for whatever teams are playing.

If your décor doesn’t allow hanging lights, you can create football-themed centerpieces by filling a football helmet or a vase with battery-operated lights. LEDs are great for doing this safely because they stay cool.

Entertainment

The football game is going to be the main entertainment, but what about after? Or at half time? You might want to include some other games to keep guests entertained. Perhaps bringing in a foosball table, or hanging up a bristle dart board will keep guests amused. If you have limited space, a dart board can be a perfect accessory as it takes up minimal space but can be played by many. It will certainly go down a treat if you have some very competitive guests in your bar.

Goal Posts

Create goal posts, either large or small, to add to your tables. A simple DIY project, you can make your own out of PVC pipes, straws, and even pool noodles. Just remember—they’re taller now!

Heinz Field goalposts

By John (Heinz Field) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tailgating

Football fans everywhere agree that tailgating is one of the best parts about game day. Recreate that fun for your bar or restaurant.

Live fantasy football draft while tailgating

Football tailgating via beisbolct, on Flickr

If you have the space for it, bring a tent inside and set it up just like fans would outside the game. Assemble a menu of grilled fare, like burgers, hot dogs, brats, corn on the cob, and veggie skewers to give your fans the authentic tailgating cuisine. Bring in different games like bag sets and some footballs to evoke an authentic indoor tailgating experience.

Green and Gold Football Party Table Display
Red and Blue Football Party Table Display

Advertising Considerations

The phrases “Super Bowl” and “Super Sunday” are trademarked by the NFL, so when advertising your football-themed event, be sure to use phrases like the Big Game or the Championship to promote your celebration and ensure that if you use them on your social media platforms (such as Instagram) that you use a hashtag of these phrases! Also double check to see that your followers are able to repost on instagram, this way you’ll get the word about the party out there. Make sure when using these trademarks that you don’t get in trouble. That way, you can just focus on who’s bringing home the trophy!