(Phatforums News / eHow) — The enthusiasm and pressure of the NFL playoffs are shared by millions of fans around the world. Fans of playoff teams and football lovers alike meet each weekend of the playoffs to share their passion for the sport. You can watch the playoffs while enjoying the company of friends by throwing an NFL playoff party.
1) Speak with your friends, family and colleagues to find the person with the best television for your party. The lowered price of big-screen televisions with high-definition capabilities makes it likely that you know at least one person with a TV set ideal for watching playoff football.
2) Research foods that are unique to cities that are hosting NFL playoff games. Look up recipes for pizzas, hot dogs, chili and other food from NFL cities that can bring the tailgating experience to your home.
3) Invite friends and coworkers who have diverse interests in the NFL playoffs to create a party environment. You should find fans of every NFL playoff team to bring energy to your party and get football fans more deeply involved in a particular game.
4) Create a betting pool before you throw an NFL playoff party to bring the competition on the field into your home. Speak with a few of your friends to gauge interest and set parameters for small bets that won’t leave anyone frustrated if they lose.
5) Plan to play fun games like football bingo at your NFL playoff party to add entertainment value that doesn’t require any money to change hands. Football bingo features a card with squares that are filled with situations common to football. Fill the boxes with entries requiring a player to get 300 yards passing or a team to get 20 first downs before the box can be covered.
6) Coordinate party decorations, plates and napkins. Use plates with team colors for every team in the playoffs, as well as streamers, balloons and inexpensive posters.
7) Rotate venues weekly for the playoff parties you throw to keep the experience fresh for everyone involved. Each week can feature different games, food and decorations to enhance the NFL playoff experience.