5 Super Bowl office party ideas for 2020
Can’t think of any Super Bowl office party ideas? No worries! We have 5 that’ll make the party fun for everyone.
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sports day throughout the calendar year. Last year 98.2 million viewers tuned in to see the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams. The year prior, in a Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles matchup, 103.4 million people tuned in. The record still sits at 114.4 million viewers taking place in 2015 with the Patriots robbing the Seattle Seahawks of a second consecutive Super Bowl title.
You might ponder why so many people watch the game? For some it’s a tradition at this point regardless of the two teams facing off. For casual fans, you can care less. That’s why the NFL, partners of the league (see what Pizza Hut did in their first year as the premier pizza sponsor of the NFL) and others create a big party around the game itself. Those fans – and those that don’t consider themselves fans at all – can gather around friends and family just to partake in the great food (50% of people surveyed said they’ll order food or beverages during the game) and watch the infamous commercials that’ll be talked about around the water cooler the next day.
Speaking of the water cooler, the Super Bowl has a large effect on the American workplace. How large? According to a study conducted by Office Pulse in 2017, the Monday following last year’s Super Bowl an expected 12% of male business professionals had already taken the day off; 5% were expected to show up late and another 1% had planned to call in sick. Of those workers that planned on coming to work the following day, 46% were most likely to talk about the commercials and just 38% would discuss the actual game at work. The remaining 16% would discuss the halftime show. According to a survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, an estimated 17.2 million adults are expected to miss work the day after the Super Bowl.
Here are five Super Bowl office party ideas for this year’s big game:
What better way to get your stomach ready for Super Bowl Sunday than to have a potluck at work the week prior. Have those in the office pool in and decide what to bring. Nachos, pulled pork sandwiches and a desert such as cake or cookies are always a solid choice. Just be respectful of those New Year resolutions.
2. Super Bowl Squares
Want to put a few bucks on the line? Squares is a fun game to play, and you can win enough to buy yourself lunch for the week. For a step-by-step guide on how to play, Bleacher Report does a great way of explaining.
If you’re a fan of the television show “The Office” then you know how integral it is to decorate for a party. So get the PPC, or the “party planning committee”, together to decide on a budget and plan how to decorate.
Streamers, confetti (did you know you can buy confetti from past Super Bowls?), or custom signs showing support for the team you’re pulling for are just a few ideas.
4. “Not New Jersey” Contest
Although they might not be doing it anymore, Good Morning Football, the very popular early morning show on NFL Network, had a segment called “Not New Jersey”. The purpose of it is to showcase fan submitted photos of fans wearing old jerseys of players you might not remember, or might not remember playing for that specific team. Something like the picture of the GMFB crew below:
— GMFB (@gmfb) October 7, 2016
Have employees pick out there favorite “not new jersey” at home and wear them to work. Pick the person wearing the most random, nostalgic jersey as the winner. Makes the stakes a little higher and give away a free jersey of the winners choice.
5. Super Bowl Bingo
Are you watching the game with your coworkers? Friends? Family? It’s safe to assume not everyone is a fan of football. Even bigger chance that not everyone’s favorite team is playing on Super Bowl Sunday.
A very popular way to keep everyone interested – and to help rid of the side chatter – is to start giving out some bingo cards! If you’ve ever played then you know how much fun it is. We here at The Dimensional Group even put together a number of different Super Bowl bingo cards (we’ll make more if you want :)) that you can use! Each card is fun to follow and relevant to not just the Super Bowl junkies but those that are there to see the commercials and halftime show, too.
Our very own custom 2020 Super Bowl bingo cards are no longer available. Make sure to subscribe to The Dimensional Group so you know when 2021 Super Bowl bingo cards are available!