Superbowl Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year for loyal football fans, and this year was no exception. Even if their favorite team didn’t make it to the Superbowl, they’ll still tune in to watch the top two teams battle for football supremacy. There are several traditions that these loyal football fans keep alive every year, and if you’re a football fan, you’ve likely participated in at least one of them.
While the regular season has ended and the players take time off to prepare for next year, let’s take a look at some Superbowl party traditions so we can get ahead of the game, too.
- Tailgate Parties
No Superbowl celebration is greater or more enthusiastic than the traditional tailgate party. Tailgate parties are celebrations of food and drink from the tailgate of a truck that is usually parked in the parking lot of a football stadium. A tailgate party can also happen in the driveway of a residential home, but there must be a way to watch the Superbowl game during the party. A wireless television can almost always be found at a tailgate party. If a television isn’t a viable option, fans can tune into a live radio broadcast of the game.
- Halftime Show
The halftime show of the Superbowl is arguably one of the most anticipated events of the year. Businesses pay millions, if not billions, of dollars each year to advertise their brands or play a surprise trailer for an upcoming movie. The performances during the halftime show are always a star-studded event. Popular musicians and entertainers are a staple appearance during the Superbowl halftime show. The purpose of this spectacle is to keep the fans entertained, invested, and tuned in to the game. If the actual football teams are lackluster in their athletic performance, at least they’ll have a fantastic halftime show to watch.
- Junk Food Appetizers
Any Superbowl party is considered a dull affair if there isn’t at least one table filled with junk food snacks. Due to the unpredictability of the Superbowl game and it’s lengthy viewing time, it’s easier for viewers to stock up on quick snacks that can be eaten with their hands since they’ll be engaging in a lot of cheering, jumping, jeering, and dancing. Typical junk food appetizers for a Superbowl party are chicken wings, potato chips with dip, and pizzas.
- The Alcohol
Superbowl fans love to spend their Superbowl Sunday knocking back cold beers while they cheer for their favorite team. Based on factoids about Superbowl Sunday, it’s estimated that around 325 million gallons of beer are consumed on that one day alone. That’s quite a hefty tradition.
Whether you choose to cook a gourmet meal, sing your favorite football fight songs with your buddies while drinking a beer or two, or enjoying a plate filled with tasty treats at a tailgate, everyone can agree that Superbowl parties are a fun event.
Does your family have a tradition that you run through every year? Connect with me and let me know!