How to prepare for the Big Game

Throwing a get together for the upcoming Colts AFC Divisional Playoff Game? As I prepare my menu, clean my house, refill snacks and restock cold beverages for family and friends – surely this goes beyond the scope of any “how to” blog, since a great party can only be defined post-hoc, after it is over, and is the result of a combination of superb planning and astonishing good luck regarding such uncontrollable issues as the weather and guests’ moods, interactions and especially how the Colts play….. The best I can hope for is to plan ahead with care and then “wing it”. Here are a few tips that make the party planning a little easier… Plan ahead. Decide on the guest list, and invite them…easiest way – Evite Figure out what to serve in the way of the food and drinks, and make center arrangements…I love to reuse game programs and hang all the freebies that the Colts marketing department hands out during the “Blue Friday” events. Set up the music play list for guest arrival and pre-game festivities then turn the radio to ESPN the fan 1070 on the am dial…I love the enthusiasm of that Bob Lamey! Just place the volume on low during the game… Make sure that the place is tidy and functional…so that people can circulate, sit down when they need to, and use the washroom and other facilities during the game without walking in front of those who will not move until the game is over. Develop a theme and encourage your guests to dress according to the theme…of course everyone this weekend must wear blue and certainly it is a pitch-in, so less stress for me…I assign who will bring what after they RSVP. Always try your best and have lots of fun! GO BLUE!!!!! GO COLTS!!!!! Submitted By: Donna Metallic

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