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How to Host the Best College Football Party

College football season is upon us! Whether you’re a first-year in college or an alumni, you can still throw a fun viewing party. Gather all your friends to cheer on your old alma mater or watch the top teams duke it out for a (friendly) rivalry party. (Just be sure to keep everything civil.)

But to have the best viewing party, you’ll need to make sure you have everything. From food and drinks to music and apparel, these deals and offers can also help you save money. So get your game face on and get ready to throw a great game viewing party!

Fan Favorite Foods

College football games often start around noon or early afternoon, making it the perfect time for lunch. Be sure to serve finger-friendly food that’s easy to serve so nobody gets distracted from the game. You can also make or buy healthier versions of favorites, like baked or roasted sweet potato fries, black bean hummus and cauliflower-crust pizza.

Stock up on ingredients using these Walmart coupons, offers and deals to save money before the big game.

Delicious Drinks

Typically when people think of football, they think of beer. But you can get creative at your party and offer people a variety of drinks to choose from. If the weather’s still warm where you live, try serving margaritas, lemonade or “spiked” lemonade (try adding hot sauce and rum.) Also be sure to ask guests to bring any of their favorite drinks to share and save money.

To make the party more festive and up the spirit, use cups and glasses with your university’s mascot or crest. Tervis has a great selection of colleges to choose from and you can use these coupons and deals to save money.

Make Some Noise

Nothing beats the energy and excitement of watching the marching band perform at half time. While you can’t get an entire college marching band in your living room, you can still get people hyped up to watch the game. Use portable speakers, like ones from Bose, so you can keep the party going wherever your crew heads. Be sure to use these Bose coupons, offers and deals to save money on any of their products.

Appropriate Apparel

What would a college football game be without the right gear? How else will everyone know who you support? Fortunately fan apparel can be found and worn in any number of styles, from simple hats or t-shirts to bedazzled leggings and entire outfits that show you representing your school pride.

Both Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle Outfitters have fun, trendy styles for men and women. You can use these Victoria’s Secret coupons and deals or these offers from American Eagle. Or check out Nike’s coupons, offers and deals for everyday shirts, jackets and hats or officially licensed jerseys and shoes.

With these tips and coupons to save money, you’re ready to have a great college football game day. What team will you be rooting for this season? Do you have any ideas for a fun viewing party? Let us know!