I know movie nights are very popular but how about a Sports Night In? I was invited to take part in a #SportNightIn campaign by Contact Numbers UK and I decided that this was just what I needed for a number of reasons.
I remember when I was younger, the family and friends would get together to watch a particular sport on television which was either football, cricket or tennis. It was a time when we would have a lot of fun as each one supported a different player/team and this made for fun teasing too. The person who supported the losing team usually bought the next round of snacks. We would be jumping off our seats encouraging our team to win or even to boo the other team. It was noisy and so much fun.
I was thinking of doing the same in our home. For one, it would encourage more sports in the household and it would also be nice to relive some of my childhood by introducing my children to something like this.
Here are my top tips on hosting a Sports Viewing Party –
- Make sure you’re subscribed to a Sports Channel which is showing the sport you intend to watch – Sky has a great service for this.
- Have enough drinks – beer, gin for the adults and fruit juices for the children.
- Snacks at the ready – you always feel hungry while watching television so get some party snacks like popcorn, crisps, mini sausages/sausage rolls, cucumber and carrot sticks and dips. If you are enthusiastic enough – make some kebabs.
- Fire up the grill and have a barbecue.
- Decorate your home with the flags of your teams.
- Dress in the colours of the flag of your team
- Get some Face Paint out and colour your cheeks/forehead with the colours of the flag of your supporting team.
We are going to be having a Sports Viewing Party soon and I’m going to tell you how it went so do come back and visit my blog to find out.
In Collaboration with Contact Numbers UK