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How-To: Host the Best Game Day Party in your AMLI Apartments

Aug 30th, 2012

With a little prep and planning, Game Day during football season can be an exciting time in your AMLI apartments! Between the cheers after your team scores or the munching of traditional Game Day  favorites, there are tons of fun ways that you can make your party the best in your apartment home. To ensure that your next Game Day party is one to remember, follow a few of these tips:

1. Provide Game Day games and crafts for every age.

That’s right! All sides of the spectrum will have fun with easy crafts that everybody can enjoy doing together and can double as apartment decor. Plus, craft time makes a great time to catch up with friends and family before the hooting and hollering begins.

Here are a few Game Day Craft Ideas:

Megaphones and Paint Pens – get megaphones in the two teams’ colors and an array of colored paint pens. Let everyone design their own megaphone for some intense cheering action in your apartment.

DIY Pom Poms – This craft may be a little more fun for the girls, but by using sparkly tissue paper and toilet paper rolls, you, your family and your guests can make their very own pom poms to cheer on their favorite team.

Best TV Poster Contest – Okay, so you know when you’re watching a football game and the camera hones in on a funny or clever sign that a fan has made? Well, why not set up a station with poster board, glitter glue, stickers and big markers so guests can create their own clever signs? Once they’re made and before the game begins, vote on which one is the funniest and would get picked up by the camera. Then, award a prize to the winner!

2. Get grub for every guest on your list.

We know parties centered around sports can sometimes bring out the unhealthier side of snacks – pizza, buffalo wings, etc. But for this year’s Game Day parties, you can still make the traditional snacks, but make them a wee bit healthier. Whip up eats and treats like black bean quesadillas (which can also be good for any guest that is vegetarian) or healthier jalapeno poppers. Check out EatingWell for recipes of all of your Game Day favorites…only much, much healthier!

Another tip? Trade out soda and diet soda with water, fruit and vegetable juices, sports drinks and iced tea for healthier drink options, too. And you can always try a pot luck style set up if you want to save money on snacks.

3. Make the ultimate watch area.

The entire point of your party is to watch the game, so set up your living room in your AMLI apartments to be game watching-friendly. Whether it’s adding extra pillows for your guests to sit on or renting extra chairs and tables, make sure you have everything you need for guests to be comfortable. Proper seating and place settings will make the set up easier for everyone to enjoy.

So there you have it! A few ways you can host the best game watching party in your AMLI apartments. If you’re looking for a new place to call home and, additionally, host some of the best watch parties of the year, check out AMLI and find apartments for rent in your area.

How do you make your apartments Game Day ready? Any traditions? Tell us in the comments below!

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