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Your Guide to Hosting an NFL Party- Toronto PATH

Football Season is in full swing and whether you’re a devoted football fan or you’d rather cheer from the sidelines, hosting a football-themed party is a great fall activity that everyone can enjoy. Plan ahead to ensure that you have all the workings for a successful NFL party.

The Game Plan: Here are some tips from your Toronto PATH retailers to get the ball rolling and score big points with your friends.


Prepare the Space
It’s always best when hosting to prepare your space ahead of time, and stock up on extra kitchen and bathroom supplies. You can pick up cleaning essentials and toiletries at Shoppers Drug Mart, located in Royal Bank Plaza or Rexall, located in Richmond-Adelaide Centre and MetroCentre.

Football games can run long, so it’s important to make sure your guests keep comfortable and have adequate seating (ask guests to bring folding chairs if needed). Place throw pillows and throw blankets on the chairs and couches for a touch of extra comfort, both of which can be found at Indigo located in Royal Bank Plaza.

Finally, add to the celebration with some football/sports themed décor. Whether you’re cheering for the Packers, the Steelers, the Cowboys, or the Patriots, deck the place out in your team’s colours. A great way to show guests that you’re the host with the most when it comes to sports parties, is to order a team banner or custom sign to hang in the space. Visit The Printing House, located in MetroCentre, or Print Three, located in Royal Bank Plaza for all your printing needs

The Snacks
One of the most important parts of any NFL party is the snacks! Put out a variety of finger foods and munchies to keep your guests happy during the game. Some classic game day snacks include peanuts, layered dips, chips, pretzels, and wings.

During halftime, you may want to serve something a little more substantial. Since this may be your last chance to barbeque this season, make the most of it and grill your guests up something savoury. Cook It, located in MetroCentre, has all of your cooking essentials from serving platters and glassware to utensils and barbeque tools.

Game Changer: If you’d rather focus on the game than prepare food, why not take an order to go from Swiss Chalet, located in Royal Bank Plaza? In addition to classic dinners, they offer a range of delicious appetizers perfect for an NFL feast.

The Beverages
Be sure to stock up on different brews. Offer guests a variety of options including lagers, stouts, wheat ales, and IPAs. You might need to break out the cooler for extra space so the beers stay frosty. For the non-beer drinkers, create a signature cocktail that goes along with your theme. From beer, spirits and wine, find everything you need at the LCBO located in Royal Bank Plaza. Be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options available as well including punch, soft drinks, and water.  

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