While we may not be the biggest NFL fans, we do love a good party. In honor of the Carolina Panthers making it to the Super Bowl (as close as a hometown team gets for us), we decided to focus this week's post on the essentials for a great Super Bowl Party. It only takes a few things to make a party great with your friends and family: fan wear, decorations, good food, and entertainment (or good old fashioned competition with lawn games).
Fan Wear & Decorations
The Vault - 307 King Street, Downtown (map)
Alex and Ani - 346 King Street, Downtown (map)
Etsy Carolina Panthers Market- Online
Dick's Sporting Goods ('other team' gear available here)- 1114 Bowman Road, Mt. Pleasant (map)
Party Plan It- 847 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant (map)
It wouldn't be a true party in the Lowcountry (in the months with the letter 'R', at least) if we didn't have oysters. We're even being called the Napa Valley of oysters. Check out these fancy accessories:
- Oyster Shucker Knives- Coastal Custom Knifeworks or The Charleston Shucker Company
- B.Y.O.O.R.T.- Build your own oyster roast table with these step-by-step instructions; bonus points for adding your team's colors to the design
What better way to get a party going, than to create some friendly competition? These are just two of our favorite lawn games to get your guests mingling:
If your guests fall in love with this game, may we suggest checking out the Charleston Cornhole League? We discovered this group when they dominated Dunes Properties' Annual Battle of the Bags Tournament benefiting The Folly Angels. Want your own set of boards? Have a custom set made locally by Board Spaces.
This is what you'll find most of our friends playing Sunday afternoon, before the big game. Although, they'll most likely be improvising by tossing the frisbees into recycle bins, unlike those fancy people on Wikipedia. And yes, there's even a social league for Kan Jam in Charleston. For that added Angela/Emily insight, we actually met through Ultimate Frisbee, but neither of us play. Want to learn more? Buy us a drink. Angela will have a mocktail.
Let's face it, hosting a party can be a lot of work! Not up for it? Check out Charleston's Largest Super Bowl Party with plenty to please everyone.
Not really into the big game, but still need to eat? Check out Eater Charleston's suggestions for finding food on Sunday.
Safe travels to all of our friends who are lucky enough to attend the big game in person. We'll be cheering from home with friends, BBQ, oysters, and fun!