To avoid speaking for everyone else, this intro will get personal: I hate American football. Yes, I am that pretentious where I specify that the kind of football being played between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots during the Super Bowl is indeed not really football in the traditional, ahem, European sense.
It’s not that I’m a girl. Others such as L.A. radio personality Sarah love football, and I know tons of guys who think the Super Bowl is dumb.
And I know the simplest solution to get through a Super Bowl party is simply not to go, but sometimes there are instances in life where you have to “go out” and “support,” whether that be your boyfriend, your friends, or just to have an excuse to eat chips and dip.
So, for those of you like me, here are 5 Ways To Get Through A Super Bowl Party.
5. Be the designated snack/drink maker/cleaner.
Seriously. If you can’t get through a Super Bowl party by watching the game, give yourself tasks to do like making homemade spinach and artichoke dip, mixing up handcrafted cocktails, baking football-shaped brownies, etc.
Turn the Super Bowl party into a dinner party of sorts, except your guests are more centered on the game than on you. If it’s not your party, ask the host or hostess if you can have a “duty,” like cleaning up after people.
It sounds ridiculous to go to a party and then act like a kitchen/house elf, but sometimes you gotta go what you gotta do if you hate football.