10 Genius Things You Need for Your Big Game Party

Throw the ultimate watch party with these handy and hilarious essentials that your guests will never see coming.

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January 28, 2020

Real Talk: I don't understand a single thing about football, but I love watching the Super Bowl every year. It's an amazing excuse to meet up with friends and eat greasy appetizers, drink and laugh at those epic commercials. You definitely don't need to root for a team to have a good time.

In fact, all you really need are the right supplies — which is where I come in. I've used my years of party-going experience to put together a list of the best gear, from the handy to the hilarious. Whether you're cheering on the Chiefs, betting on the 49ers or just here for the commercials and food (Hi, me too), I guarantee you'll find something you didn't know you needed. Keep scrolling to start shopping.

$4 (Set of 20)
Etsy

Everyone knows that watching the commercials is a sport in and of itself. But with these customized downloadable Bingo cards, you can make it official and get everyone in on the action. For less than $5, you'll get 20 different cards and a Master Call List.

$15.99 $13
Amazon
16% Off!

Claim your spot on the 50 yard line with this five-piece set of coasters made from real Astroturf. Since they're highly absorbent, the coasters will protect your coffee table from water rings and let you focus on the game.

$19.99
Wayfair

Score compliments from all your guests with this winning snack tray designed to look like a football stadium. Eight different compartments give you plenty of room for sandwiches, veggies, chips and four kinds of dip, too. And since the tray's made from disposable cardstock, you can just toss it in the trash for easy clean-up.

$32.99
Bed Bath & Beyond

"Food, Family & Football" those are the day's priorities, for sure. Use this personalized professional-quality cutting board to showcase your spread of cheese and crackers and let everyone know that they're in the right place for watching the Big Game.

$6.91
Amazon

Get everyone in the spirit (without spending a small fortune on official NFL jerseys) with this 24-pack of eyeblack stickers. The set includes a small white pencil, so you can even write in "Go Chiefs" or "49ers."

$39.99
Amazon

Honestly, this multi-device charging dock is handy to have around the house whether there's a game on or not. But, when you're entertaining a crowd, it's pretty much an essential. The beautiful, bamboo wood tray can accommodate multiple smartphones at once and uses a magnetic base to keep charging cords out of sight. It can also be used to hold tablets and laptops, so clearly it's a good investment.

$24.99 $19
Amazon
25% Off!

Not to sound dramatic, but you haven't truly lived until you've used a GreatPlate. Promise. Save everyone a trip to the snack table by passing out a set in red (a fitting choice for both the Chiefs and the 49ers) and enjoy how easily they hold chips, veggie sticks, burgers, hot dogs and drinks all at once.

$29.95 $27
Amazon
9% Off

Instantly infuse your home with the sweet scents of Miami Gardens, the location for this year's Big Game, with this soy wax candle in "Poolside Pina." As the wick burns, you'll pick up notes of coconut waters, lemon blossom and lime and feel like you're actually at the stadium basking in the sunshine.

$19.99 (Set of 6)
Bed Bath & Beyond

I mean, you can never have too much luck on your side, right? Wish your team the best (and make it easy to identify everyone's drinks) with these lucky wine charms, which feature shamrocks, horseshoes, wishbones and other positively powered symbols.

$14.95
Urban Outfitters

And when the opposing team inevitably scores a touchdown? Well, let's just say that there's something funny for just the occasion. With the press of a button, this hilarious insult generator will deliver a quip and serve up some serious comedic relief. Be sure to pass it around between plays, so everyone can try it out.

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