Do not be the person that calls in sick at the office on the Monday after the Super Bowl—such an amateur move. Go ahead, take the vacation day well in advance and enjoy the Super Bowl like you’re a freshman on spring break. Enjoy all the fruits that a proper Super Bowl party has to offer: nine-layer bean dip, Jell-O shots, Fireball, keg stands and bets-bets-bets, baby! Along with Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, Super Bowl Sunday is a top three holiday of the year. Enjoy to the fullest.

Here is some good grub, drink ideas and side-games that will make your party a little better.

Super Bowl Food: Let’s Feast
A massive order of chicken wings from a local sports bar or a six-foot long party sub are easy. Queso dip, nachos and hamburger sliders are sure to please. But, let’s kick it up a few notches this year. Here’s a few ideas that Bobby Flay would approve and will make you the MVP of the party you stumble into.

• Mini French dip sandwiches with au jus
• Cast-iron skillet pizza
• Spinach and artichoke dip in a bread bowl
• Fresh guacamole
• Bacon wrapped, cheese and crab stuffed jalapenos

Drinks, Shots and Essentials
Want to keep it simple? A keg of Coors Light, a handle of Fireball and 50 Jell-O shots will cost around $200. Throw in another $70 to $100 and you can have an ice luge—a true crowd pleaser. Don’t forget to grab a few bottles of vino—remember the winos. Josh Cellars makes good Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon for a quality price—good enough even to appease the snobs.

And after consuming too much food—it’s time for a digestif, an after-dinner drink to aid digestion. Get out the Jägermeister, it works.

Place Ya Bets!
Here’s the ol’ standard game, “Squares.” Here’s how you do it. Start off with an empty 10 by 10 grid to create 100 squares for people to choose from. Decide how much money each square is worth, for example: if each square is worth $5, the entire pot would be worth $500. Randomly assign numbers 0 through 9 to each column, followed by doing the same for each row. Now each square represents a specific score in the game based on the column and row numbers.

Winners can be determined at the end of each quarter or there can be one big winner. Winner is determined by looking at the last number in each team’s score, and then matching those numbers on the grid and seeing which square intersects those two numbers. An example would be, the score at end of the first quarter was Patriots 13, and Eagles 24. The last number for the Patriots is 3, and the last number for the Eagles is 4. The square on the grid that has the Patriots with a number of 3, and Eagles score of 4, would be the winner.

Under any circumstance—do not be one of these idiots that gets filmed smashing in the TV after a tough loss. No loss is worth bashing in the 4K.

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