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How to Host the Ultimate Garage Football Party

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | Aug 7, 2023 1:09:05 PM


Hosting a big party can be challenging when you have limited space in your home, particularly if you're throwing a football party. There never seems to be enough seats that provide the best view of the game, and the temperature rises quickly when everyone is crammed inside. A more practical option is to have the party in your garage. With ample open space and a few modifications, it can transform into the quintessential party venue.


Clean and Declutter

Now is the perfect time to tidy up your garage. Depending on your schedule, you can start organizing your tools, garden equipment, and other items you keep in your garage. Sweep and mop the floor, and remove any cobwebs or debris from the door. This will help you keep your garage neat and organized not only for your football party but throughout the year.


Control the Temperature

If you're hosting a football party in the Midwest, it's important to be prepared for any type of weather that might come your way, from sudden heatwaves to full-on blizzards. However, if your garage door is insulated, you can rest easy knowing that the weather won't be a problem. To keep your guests comfortable, consider using a couple of space heaters or heating lamps. Alternatively, if things start to get too warm, a fan can quickly cool things down. One great option for insulating your garage is to install an Overhead Door™ Thermacore door, which offers maximum thermal efficiency to keep the space warm or cool as needed.


Offer a Multi-Screen Experience

The best sports bars offer views of the game from every direction. And, even if you hang a 60-inch TV in your garage, the view could be less than ideal for those in the back or on the side. Instead, borrow some extra TVs from friends (or other rooms in your house) so you can broadcast the game on multiple screens. 


Support Your Team

If you have a preference for one team over the other, display any merchandise you own such as flags, banners, pictures, and so on. Alternatively, you can adorn the area with your team's colors using table coverings, streamers, and other decorations. Decorating your space makes things feel more lively!


Food and Drinks

When planning a football party, it's a good idea to provide easy-to-eat snacks and appetizers. Since your guests will likely be sitting down to eat, it's best to avoid foods that require utensils. Some great options include pizza, hamburgers, nachos, chips, and dips. It's also a good idea to have a mini-fridge filled with both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. If your guests are bringing their own drinks, make sure to have several coolers filled with ice to keep them cold. The best part about eating and drinking in the garage is that spills are easy to clean up.


Your garage is more than just a place to park your vehicles, it’s an extension of your entertaining space. Take care of it by contacting Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton™ for repairs or replacement. We’ve been in business for more than 50 years and are part of more than 450 authorized Red Ribbon Distributors. Contact us to learn more about our innovative solutions and unmatched professional installation, service and support.


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Topics: Thermacore®, ResidentialGarageDoor

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