Throwing a large party is tough if you don’t have a lot of room in your home, especially if you’re throwing a football party. There never seems to be enough seats that offer optimal viewing of the game and it gets warm quick with everyone squeezed inside. Instead, hold the party in your garage. It offers tons of open space and with a couple of tweaks, it can become the ultimate party venue.
Clean and Declutter
This is a great opportunity to clean and declutter your garage. Depending on how much time you have, take steps to organize tools, garden equipment and anything else you store in your garage. Sweep and mop the floor and clear away any cobwebs or debris from the door.
Control the Temperature
If you live in the Midwest and are holding a football party, prepare for any type of weather, from a sudden heatwave to a full-on blizzard. As long as your garage door is insulated, the weather is no problem. A couple of space heaters or heating lamps can keep the space comfortable. Or, if necessary, a fan can quickly cool down guests. Installing an insulated garage door, like an Overhead Door™ Thermacore door, offers maximum thermal efficiency which keeps your garage warm or cool.
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’re rooting for one team over the other, hang any merchandise you own, including flags, banners, pictures, etc. Another option is to decorate the area with your team’s colors using table coverings, streamers, etc.
Food and Drinks
Easy to eat snacks and appetizers are a great option for a football party. Your guests will likely be eating in their seats, so food that requires a fork and knife can be tough to eat. Pizza, hamburgers, nachos and chips and dips are all easy, tasty options. Consider plugging in a mini-fridge and fill it with several options for drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. If your guests are bringing their own drinks, set out several coolers filled with ice to keep drinks cold. The best thing about eating and drinking in the garage is that spills are easily cleaned 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.