So, let’s face it: you’re probably not going to this year’s Super Bowl in the Meadowlands. However, you can make your Super Bowl Sunday better than ever in a few simple steps. Click through for some of our must haves for the big game.
1. Team colors. Everywhere. Whether your team made it into the big dance or not, you’ve got to pick a side to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. Go with the team that has the most players you like, the best chance of winning, or the team that didn’t beat your team during the regular season. Once you pick, go the extra mile and knit a super awesome Super Bowl scarf (made from our premium alpaca yarn, obviously) and be the talk of the town come Monday morning.
2. Tailgate food. Even though you’ll likely be watching the game from the comfort of your own couch, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little festive food to your celebration. What better way to feel like you’re really there than to have the smells and tastes from an actual pregame tailgate session? Break out the kebabs, burgers, hot dogs, and wings (or the quinoa if that’s your superstition) and feel like you’re at the stadium. It wouldn’t hurt to add a little of Captain Mowatt’s famous sauces to your grill menu, either!
3. Surround sound (or just a lot of volume). Crank up the television volume or bust out that surround sound you’ve been meaning to set up for the New Year. The best way to enjoy football’s biggest show is at full sound capacity. You’ll be able to hear every bone-crunching hit and every call of “hike,” and in turn, you might just fool yourself into believing you’re at the Meadowlands. Also consider opening all the windows in your house, too, to get that chilly, windy air flowing around. Then to fight the chill, put on a nice warm alpaca hat. Trust me, it’ll feel just like New Jersey.
4. Beverages. Win or lose, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of beverages on hand. Whether you’ll want to celebrate or drown your sorrows will depend on the team you’ve chosen to root for, but trust me when I say you’ll be kicking yourself when the clock runs out and you don’t have some bubbly to pop.
5. A nice, furry alpaca blanket. This may seem like an odd item to add to your Super Bowl celebration, but trust me, you’ll want to have one handy. Why? Well, no matter what, it’s going to be a late night. Kick off is at 6:30 and games are usually anywhere from 3-4 hours long – plus you’ve got that Bruno Mars halftime show to look forward to – all before the Vince Lombardi Trophy and MVP Awards ceremonies at the end. You’ll be so tired by the end of Sunday night (or Monday morning), you’ll be eager to crawl into your bed and snuggle up with the softest blanket in the world. Plus, if your team loses, you might need something to cry into and alpaca fiber has natural water-wicking qualities…Just saying.
If you follow these instructions, you’re guaranteed to have a successful Super Bowl party, regardless of whether or not your team has made it to the final showdown. There’s nothing like the Super Bowl and there’s nothing like alpaca fleece, so believe me when I say the two go together like two peas in a pod. Happy Super Bowl!