We’re just days away from the biggest football game of the year! Whether you’re inviting a few friends over or a crowd to watch the New England Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams, Chisholm Trail Ranch has some easy tips for throwing together a fun Big Game party.

Game Plan

Your guests will likely be up and down for most of the evening to grab food, mingle with friends and watch the game (or commercials!), so providing an open seating environment should be your focus for your living room or media room.

Move any bulky décor and end tables out of the room to create an open space. If your couch won’t provide enough seating, grab some pillows and cushions from other rooms and scatter around the floor for added seating.

The Spread

You don’t need to spend a fortune to have a great gameday spread for your guests. Think small bites like meatballs, wings and the classic chips-and-dip. These tiny cheese pizzettes are also a creative and perfect snack for your Big Game Party.

Another tip: Keep beverages in a large cooler to free up space in your fridge for extra snacks like cheese, dips and fruit and veggie trays.


There are many easy ways to add decorative touches to your Big Game party without creating a lot of work for yourself. Create a focal point with your snack table by using a football-themed plastic table cloth from a party store. Use chalk boards to label snacks and draw football plays, and add a touch of greenery by placing small succulents in potted tin cans that have been painted to match your team colors.

Hang a colorful DIY garland on the wall behind your snack table like this—all you need is a ball of twine and round, color-coding label stickers from an office supply store. Cut the twine to your desired length and then fold the stickers in half over the twine, alternating colors as you go. Hang on the wall with tape and you’re done!

It’s easy to host a Big Game party in your new home in Chisholm Trail Ranch! Whether you desire a dedicated media room or an open-concept living room opening to your kitchen and dining area, Chisholm Trail Ranch’s four builders offer floorplans designed to fit your lifestyle.

Contact us today to learn about new amenities and homesites coming in Chisholm Trail Ranch this year.

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