More Than One TV
When it comes to hosting your own footy party, try not to herd all your guests towards one television. While it’s good to have a main television, make sure you accommodate for those die-hard fans who want to watch the game without distraction. Also, if you’re moving a TV, make sure you give it a test before kick off.
The point of a party is to have fun, so make cleaning up easy by using paper plates and cups! This will allow you to spend more time with your mates, and less time doing the dishes.
Prepare For The Worst
Unfortunately Mother Nature doesn’t always agree with your grand final plans. With this in mind, make sure you provide shelter for your guests to protect them from any harsh weather.
Once you know what teams will be competing for the holy grail, head to your local Sunshine Coast party supplies store and go nuts. From themed lollies and cakes to banners, balloons and streamers, there’s no limit when it comes to ‘footifying’ your home.
Establish how many guests will be attending and work out how much food you need from there. Make sure there is plenty of finger food to last the evening, as well as some more wholesome selections. If you’re on a tight budget, don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring a dish.
Prizes & Giveaways
You can create a few prize packs by heading to your local Sunshine Coast supermarket and purchasing some baskets, as well as goodies to go in them. Once your prize packs are sorted you can organise some grand final-related competitions. Some fun ideas include:
First goal/try scorer—Print out the grand final team lineups and cut out each player’s name so they are all separate. Scrunch them up and put them in a hat. Have your guests randomly pick a player and if they score the first try or goal, they win a prize pack.
Norm Smith/Clive Churchill Medal winner—Print out the grand final team lineups and cut out each player’s name so they are all separate. Scrunch them up and put them in a hat. Have your guests randomly pick a player and if they get best on ground, they win a prize pack.
Winning team & margin—Have each guest select a team and winning margin, and the closest to the correct score wins.