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The Most Overlooked Part Of Super Bowl Party Planning Is The Most Important

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There's a secret to having your guests be this into the Big Game. | PhotoAlto/Ale Ventura via Getty Images

It's easy to think that Super Bowl parties are just about food and football, but if you're really going to entertain your guests, you'll need some music to keep things moving before and after the Big Game.

Fear not: Our friends at Songza have you covered. Just follow along with our party guide, which will take you fromsetting up your place to a party all the way through the end of Sunday night. Best of all, we've included expert curated playlist for every activity, giving you the boost to handle the chores and your guests the backdrop for a great day. Let's get started.

Two Days Before

stadium rock

Start eating everything in your fridge so you have room for food and alcohol to chill before your party. Decide on seating. For most parties, it’s fine to leave a few guests standing, but your guests will each need a place to park while their eyes are glued to the game.

Make sure your TV gets the Super Bowl. Don’t laugh! Many Super Bowl parties have been ruined because the cable was out or the bunny ears weren’t working. This year the Super Bowl airs on Fox in the US and CTV in Canada. You can also livestream the game from Fox Sports or CTV.

Get inspired for your party with our Stadium Rock Anthems playlist.

The Day Before

90s chore list

Purchase all food, disposable plates, and silverware. Pick up some beer and alcohol, and clean your house!

Our ‘90s Chore-list Rump Shakers playlist is a great soundtrack for tidying up.

Five Hours Before

indie in the kitchen

Make sure the beer (or wine) is cold. Hopefully you’ve got some fridge space, but if not, a bit of snow by the front porch or on the fire escape will work nicely.

Finish cooking the food. And listen to our Indie in the Kitchen playlist while you do it.

As Guests Arrive

gridirion glory

Hopefully by now you've set up any stations like a baked potato/hot dog/nacho bar, or a real bar, so your guests can start serving themselves as they arrive.

Put on the perfect gridiron pump-up playlist and make your guests feel like they’re at the game... only with warmer seats and better nachos. Our Gridiron Glory playlist is the perfect choice, obviously.

After The Game

oldies

Maybe you’ll be celebrating your team’s win. Or maybe you’ll be rehashing your team’s whole losing strategy. One thing’s guaranteed, though: you’ll have some dishes to do. Make it go a little faster with The Ultimate Oldies Party, an energy boosting playlist full of classic songs.

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