Truth: Some people were fine with the fact that Thanksgiving and other holidays had to be cut back last year due to the coronavirus. Frankly, less exposure to Aunt Martha meant you could avoid her gloppy casserole and prying questions about your love life.
But we’ll admit that watching the Super Bowl at home – when you’d rather be in your favorite sports bar throwing hot wings and screaming at the screen – is just a little depressing.
Alas, we still shouldn’t come together indoors as the pandemic continues. But the game (and the halftime show!) must go on – and there’s no reason we shouldn’t enjoy it in style. So why not turn your den into your very own mini sports arena? For help, here’s what the pros would include for maximum fun on game day.
1. TV sets
Tuck this slender piece back along your sofa when the game is finished.
“The Super Bowl is all about the snacks so I would go for these retro TV sets, especially since you can use them as a mini desk afterwards as well.” game day, ”says Darla DeMorrow, author of“ Organize Your Home with SORT and SUCCE ”.
This rolling opening pick can be easily slid into place, and the lower shelves hold remotes, books, and other den gear snugly ($ 105, Wayfair).
2. TV wall mount
Rotate this unit for right angles in your TV room.
Some of the best aspects of sitting at a sports bar are the multiple screens and replays, which means you’ll never miss a single breakaway. At home you can increase your game with a sturdy wall mount so that your flat screen TV is perfectly tilted.
You can mount the stand on wood, brick, or concrete and then relax, knowing the 10 year warranty has you covered ($ 27, Amazon).
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3. Comfortable seats
Compact chairs are smart for small spaces,
Case and barrel
Comfortable recliners or, better yet, stylish swivel chairs are the ultimate in seating in front of your big screen TV, says Karen Gray-Plaisted of KGP Design Solutions.
This barrel shape sports a ’70s vibe as well as durable loop padding that will help hide drips of black bean dip ($ 1199, Case and barrel).
4. Themed cups
The splash-resistant, steel-lined cups are a must during touchdowns.
True fans sport the colors and logo of their favorite team at Super Bowl time, whether it’s a jersey hanging on the wall or a set of cold containers for serving drinks.
If your money is on Tom Brady to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the championship this year, outfit your den with these glowing tumblers. Drinks stay cold for 24 hours thanks to double-wall insulation ($ 30, Macy’s).
5. Air fryer
A toaster oven and an air fryer in a stylish appliance
Home made mac and cheese balls are cheaper (and maybe even more delicious) if you make them yourself. But the best benefit of cooking at home comes from using an air fryer, which gives healthier results.
If you can rock it, this premium appliance is a workhorse that air fry, bake, broil and grill all your snacks and breakfast foods in a sleek stainless steel packaging ( $ 250, Kohl’s).
6. Floor cushions
Choose from 10 shades and striped combinations
“Since this year is all about staying safe at home, I think football fans should get comfortable with large floor pillows, and that way everyone has a line-of-sight seat for the game», Declares DeMorrow.
This twill fabric features a simple color palette that will coordinate with most dicors ($ 97, Wayfair).
7. Mini fridge
Smart door storage protects soda cans.
What’s the one thing you can’t miss during the Super Bowl? That’s right, cold beer. To ensure easy access to your moss, consider a mini-fridge (especially in that meerschaum shade) for your den or playroom. This little guy pulls his weight because he also includes a freezer compartment ($ 180, Wayfair).
8. Panini press
A press with chrome, red or stainless steel finishes
I wonder why these subs taste so good at the bar? They’re crispy on the outside and melt-in-the-coat between layers – and you can get that same nirvana hoagie in a panini press.
“I love putting in cold cuts, bread, and condiments, and then everyone can make their own hot sandwich at half time,” says Gray-Plaisted.
Thick paninis are no challenge for this non-stick press, which is also a bonus for grilled quesadillas ($ 50, Amazon).
9. Cheese platter
Perfect for deli or a bunch of brownies and whoopie pies
Aww, did you think we wouldn’t give the Kansas City Chiefs the same time? They are here to win this year too. Also, you can’t have too many platters and serving platters during the Super Bowl.
This well-priced pick comes with its own nifty cheese knife with a handy pick at the end for poking out the greasiest piece of brie ($ 53, Wayfair).
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