The game is the main event, of course, but food and drinks are close behind. Here are some tips to help you throw the perfect game day party:
When you make a party checklist, be sure not to forget any of the following items, which you'll need to buy, rent or borrow: coffee maker, serving dishes (and Sterno, if you're using a chafing dish), flatware, napkins, plates, plastic and/or paper glasses and cups, pitchers, serving bowls and platters, candles.
Where are you going to put the coats? I love this idea: Install brackets for a chinning bar into a doorway, and hang the bar as a coat rack whenever you entertain. This also effectively blocks the entrance into a room that you don't want used by party guests. (If you're using any type of coat rack, don't forget that you'll need hangers.)
Is storage room in the refrigerator tight? Move condiments, jellies and other items you won't be using at party time to a Styrofoam chest with ice, or leave them outside. You can also spray cake pans with vegetable oil and make ice blocks in them, then haul your picnic cooler out of storage and pop the ice and perishables inside.
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