Whether you’re a hardcore football fan, you love to trash talk your biggest rivals, or – like us – you’re just in it for the snacks, the best part of the Big Game is the watch party. Food, football, and friends… what more could you ask for? 

So we’ve got the playbook for the perfect Big Game party. From setup to streaming options to free (that’s right, FREE) snacks, here are some easy party hosting tips that will take you to all-star status.

Step one: Check your setup

Make sure you’ve got space for all your guests, and check that antenna so you won’t spend the first quarter trying to get the channel to come in. Check your local listings and the NFL site to make sure you don’t miss kickoff in your time zone. Prefer to stream the game instead? Try a streaming service with a live TV option, like Hulu! New subscribers get cash back with Ibotta.

And no Big Game party’s complete without team spirit. Represent your team with your favorite player’s jersey or team colors and ask your guests to do the same. As for decorations, start with the basics like streamers, foil or latex balloons, and table coverings in your team colors. Prefer to let someone else do the work? Hit up your favorite party store for football plates, cups, and party napkins. Don’t forget to check the Ibotta app for cash back.

Step Two: Score a snack spread

That’s right, we said free. This year, your snacks are on Ibotta. New to the app? Just download Ibotta (it’s free, too), add the Big Game offers to your list, and head to your favorite grocery store to get 100% cash back on pizza, chips, dip, drinks, and more! If you’re already an Ibotta Saver, get your pizza on us and refer a friend to get your snacks. Here’s what you can get:

*Restrictions apply, see terms and conditions

Kick off your free game day spread here ->

Don’t forget your food-restricted pals, either. Try a popular vegetarian dish like spinach and artichoke dip, or some yummy vegan sliders. Got some gluten-free folks on your team? Try one of these 25 gluten-free game day recipes – those air fryer chicken wings look delish!

Step Three: Extra points

Ready to take your party to the next level? Hit up the Ibotta app for cash back offers on loads of extra snacks, bevvies, and more. 

Jagermeister

Toast to those touchdowns with Jägermeister! Get $5 cash back on everyone’s favorite party beverage. 

*Please drink responsibly.

Mars

You can’t have a party without dessert. Stock up on Snickers to sweeten up a tough ref call or celebrate victory with up to $1.00 cash back.

Lactalis

Top off an award-winning batch of nachos, tots, or seven-layer dip with cheese and sour cream from Lactalis. Don’t forget the cash back with Ibotta. 

Nivea Men

Get fresh as heck for your guests with Nivea Men and rake in up to $2.50 back with Ibotta. 

Follow these simple steps to throw a killer Big Game party that doesn’t foul your wallet. Looking to make things even easier? Make it a potluck! Assign each of your guests a decoration, dessert, or snack board to bring to the party. That’s what we call teamwork.