How to Survive the Big Game

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Football. I’ll admit it. I am not a fan. I couldn’t tell you one team from another. I have no idea who is going to be in the Superbowl and I had to Google to find out when it was (February 1, 2015). My sole interest in the football is learning how to survive the big game. My husband and son both enjoy football and chances are the Superbowl will be on in my house. There will be yelling, popcorn on the floor, sweating and other forms of manliness.

How to survive the big game. Advice from a non-football fan.

How to Survive the Big Game

So just how can a non-football fan survive the big game in a house full of male football fans? Here are a few suggestions that have worked for me:

  • Men like food. Men eat a lot of food. Stock up on snacks and appetizers for them to enjoy during the game but make it easy on yourself. Make them ahead of time. Have the party catered if you can. Use disposables to make clean up easier (yes, I said that).  Throw in healthy stuff too. My guys will dip carrot sticks in ranch dressing just as quick as grab a handful of chips.
  • If you’re cooking and running around, be prepared ahead of time. You don’t want to smell like one of the football players. Whish Deodorant Swipes are a deodorant that will let you refresh and protect your delicate skin with a uniquely natural formula. The easy to use swipe banishes odor and slows down unwanted hair growth.
  • If you’re one of the lucky  (unlucky?) ones that will be watching football outside, PLEASE protect your skin with a broad spectrum SPF30 sun block like Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense. Make sure you treat yourself to a super cute outfit and a nice pair of boots before the game too. If you have to sit in the bleachers you might as well look good.
  • Don’t forget yourself. Your husband may be completely engrossed in the football game but when he does look up, you want to look your best. Stash a few Prof Performance Makeup Wipes from Japonesque in your bag in case you need to make a quick half time touch up or two. Keep those those lips kissably soft with eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm Sphere.
  • Try to get into the game. I know. The idea of grown men chasing a football around a field and throwing it through two sticks is rather silly but try for their sake. Brush up on your jargon so  you know the difference between a wide receiver and a quarterback.
  • Show some team support! Pay careful attention to your husband’s favorite teams’ uniform. What color is it? Wear a t-shirt in that color or even better paint your nails!  The Entice Collection from Zoya may be just what you’re looking for – plus the colors are super cute.

So how do you survive the big game day at your house?

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  1. Yes, men really do love food. Feed them and they are happy!

  2. Can I just say that I’m so happy I got rid of cable so a sports bar has to handle lots of this stuff for me?! 😉 

  3. Thank goodness my hubby does not get into games. Great tips for those whose do.

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  5. You know I’ve never hosted a football party :X I almost feel left out. I’ve always wanted to but don’t really know any football fans around me. I love to watch but I love the food more lol. Thanks for all these tips!

  6. We plan lots of food – sub sandwiches, chip and dip, veggies and dip and finally beer.