Football fans, rejoice! The most anticipated game of the year arrives on Sunday, February 13, and it’s the perfect opportunity to host an epic home screening. Even if you’re not into sports, football nights have many draws, from amazing party food to entertaining commercials to halftime shows. And since no party is complete without the right supplies, we’ve rounded up 15 touch-worthy items that will help make the big game a memorable one, no matter who wins.
HSN is a one-stop-shop for game day essentials. You can optimize your viewing experience with a new soundbar or even a home projector. More focused on curating the perfect party menu? You’ll also find an extra-large air fryer and an indoor grill, two appliances ideal for serving large groups. The retailer even has a football fan shop stocked with cookware, hats and other gear that can be personalized with your team name and logo.
Click on the links below to jump to a specific category, or keep scrolling to discover the 15 matchday essentials for throwing the ultimate football party.
We all love a themed party, and this snack helmet is sure to set the mood. Attending a party instead of throwing one? It also makes a great host or hostess gift.
Big game is practically a holiday in some homes, so why not have some special cooking utensils on the go? This grill spatula has a maple handle stamped with your team name and a laser cut logo on the blade. It even doubles as a bottle opener.
Appetizers often make up the whole meal when it comes to casual festivities, so you’ll want to have plenty of functional platters and platters on hand. This appetizer and condiment serving set includes a bamboo turntable to allow easy access for all guests. And the best part is that the serving bowls are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
What’s a game party without guacamole? This traditional Mexican mortar and pestle is the perfect vessel for fresh, flavorful guac. The versatile tool can also be used to make salsa, grind spices and more.
The secret to a great party is in the details, which is why you should swap out your regular charcuterie board for the football-shaped one. Personalized with your team’s name, it’s meant to be a conversation starter.
It’s never too late to join the air fryer craze. The popular gadget usually only has one cooking compartment, but this extra-large Ninja Foodi version lets you cook two completely different foods — like fries and wings, for example — at the same time. Right now, you can snag it as part of a set that includes silicone mitts, kebab skewers, and other air fryer accessories, all for less than $200.
Much like football, a hot dog is about as American as it gets. Go for the best at your party with this 24-pack of Kansas City Steaks. They’re made from beef and pre-cooked, so all you need to do is heat them on the grill or on the stovetop.
It goes without saying that a football party doesn’t require a beautiful tablescape or seating assignments. Keep it simple with a buffet of convivial dishes. This baking dish from Kitchen HQ is ideal for casseroles or lasagna. The matching lid will keep food warm until it’s time to eat it, and the non-stick coating will make cleanup a breeze.
We love an item that does double duty, like this cooler that doubles as a speaker. Bluetooth technology makes it easy to stream music or game stats directly from your smartphone or tablet. Plus, the built-in LED lights let you enhance the mood with your team colors.
Nobody wants to spend hours grilling the old-fashioned way, especially when it’s 15 degrees outside. This indoor grill practically does the work for you with unique cyclonic grill technology, giving you the feel and flavor of a charcoal grill, according to the brand. In addition to grilling, you can use it to fry, roast, bake and dehydrate.
Game day tech essentials
A flat screen TV is great, but why not make the big game a true cinematic experience with a home projector? This small but mighty machine produces images and video up to 150 inches and can connect to all of today’s most popular devices, giving everyone in your living room the best view possible.
If you have mega-fans on your guest list, chances are they’ll tune into the game on a whole host of channels. A portable TV with headphones allows them to see any additional coverage of the game simultaneously. If there was a prize for best football party host, you’d win it for it.
Clear dialogue about what’s going on is important for any competitive sport, so a new soundbar might be just what you need. The AccuVoice AV157 TV speaker uses hearing aid technology for unprecedented voice clarity, even when your friends are clapping during the kickoff.
Game Day Merchandise
This one might seem a little obvious, but it’s the perfect time to update your football merchandise collection. If your group has fans of the participating teams, a few casual caps will make great gifts.
The nostalgic look of an iconic foam finger meets the function of an oven mitt. Made from heat-resistant quilted cotton, this glove literally lets you wear your team spirit on your sleeve.
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