Football season is upon us. And while most fans are still on the edge of their seats waiting for more information about the big day — like who’s going to play, and, more importantly, who’s going to win — there are a few tidbits that have been leaked in anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday.
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What you need to know about Super Bowl LII: At-a-glance
But enough of the chit-chat. Let’s talk facts before we move on to the fun stuff, like celebration and decorations.
Here’s what we know so far (and what’s getting everybody excited about) this year’s Super Bowl LII:
- It’s the first Sunday in February. Super Bowl LII falls on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
- It’s in Minneapolis. Fans will be watching Super Bowl LII played from the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, newly built for the start of the 2016 football season. Minneapolis was picked as the 2018 Super Bowl spot back in 2014.
- It’s going to be cold. The average February low in Minneapolis sits at 13 degrees, making game day snow a possibility.
- It has Justin Timberlake. And fans couldn’t be happier. JT recently announced he’ll be performing at the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after his infamous show with Janet Jackson.
- It’s looking good for the Patriots. If VegasInsider.com predictions are right (as many fans are praying they are), the New England Patriots currently sit at the top of the “odds to win” list. Runner-up contenders include the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
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4 DIY game day party ideas: Get crafty and show your team spirit
Save one of these clever (and surprisingly simple) DIY ideas for Super Bowl Sunday or use the decorations at your next football gathering. Just don’t forget the wings:
1. Set up a football gear centerpiece.
Do you have your kids’ old cheerleading accessories lying around? Great. Or maybe you have your own signed football from that one time you met your football hero? Even better. Set up your football supplies as a simple centerpiece (and scout them out at a thrift store, if necessary) to set the tone for your game day party. As shown in the picture, we used this centerpiece idea at a recent football-themed event night for our team members.
2. Make a PVC goalpost.
It’s so easy we were able to do it. You can amp up your table centerpiece by crafting your own miniature goalpost out of PVC.
- Start with a stand made of a 6-inch piece of PVC.
- Join using a tee to two more 6-inch PVC pieces. This will create the shape of a “T.”
- To make the “Y” goalpost shape, add a 12-inch piece of PVC to each side using elbow connectors.
3. Put out some party favors with the snacks.
Guests like food, and guests like treats. If you’re pulling out the big guns for Super Bowl this year, consider ordering some team-customized party favors that your guests can take home with them — like mini megaphones, helmet keychains, or koozies.
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4. Hold a contest.
What is a stein-holding contest, you ask? It’s a fun feat of strength that originated in Bavaria, now also practiced in some German towns in the U.S., and it can be used as a party icebreaker. Print out the rules, offer a prize, and try to beat the U.S. national record of 21 minutes, 5 seconds, set in 2017.
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