For the last 7 years ( with a break during Covid) my wife and I have been hosting a pretty good size Super Bowl party.
My wife is an excellent cook and she creates an eclectic menu meant to offer something for everyone's tastes. She and her friends prepare everything the day before and I help all I can (without getting in the way)
The party starts at 2 PM with a version of Texas Hold’em poker. We usually have 3 tables going.
All who want to play kick in a $25 entree free. for which they receive $100 ( fake value) in chips ; 25- $1 chips/9 -$5 chips/3-$10 chips. (there are also bet limits to make sure nobody gets counted out too early).
30 minutes before kick off , the games end. The player with the most money wins all the entree fees--usually around $500.
We also have an open bar. Luckily one of the attendees is part owner in a small Limo/taxi company and furnishes rides home for anyone we deem needs it. Without this luxury I probably wouldn't serve any alcohol.
And then most importantly --KICK OFF TIME!
Good Friends, Good Food, Good Liquor, Poker and Football---Life is good!