Five Ways to Ruin a Super Bowl Party


A Super Bowl party should be a fun event that everyone enjoys, remembers, and looks forward to repeating. Just in case you’re hoping to ruin a perfectly good Super Bowl party, here are five surefire ways to do just that. On the other hand, if you want to be an amazing guest, DON’T do these things!

Five Ways to Ruin a Super Bowl Party

Take the Game Too Seriously

Sure, fans can become pretty rabid when they’re watching their favorite team, but if you really want to ruin a Super Bowl party, take the game too seriously. This means be angry over every play or call that doesn’t go your team’s way, assume that all four quarters are a matter of life and death, and take everything personally. After all, what better way to ruin a great party than to be contentious, obnoxious, argumentative, and just plain no fun?

Antagonize Other Guests

One quick way to ruin a Super Bowl party is to belittle and antagonize other guests. Someone else is rooting for the other team? Be sure to mock them, be condescending, and insulting. That will certainly send a great party on a quick path to destruction.


Whether it’s with alcohol, Super Bowl party food or anything else, overindulging is a great way to ruin a Super Bowl party. At best, you’ll get sick and possibly embarrass yourself. At worst, depending on your indulgence, you could end up acting like an obnoxious fool. Who doesn’t love being the talk of the town the next day…for all the wrong reasons?

Damage Furniture or Other Items

It’s easy to celebrate when your team scores a touchdown, but if you want to take the party to the next level of ruin, it’s always a good idea to damage something. Break a chair, stain some cushions, ruin some carpet, destroy a lamp — this shows that you are seriously committed to ruining the party!

Be a Poor Sport

No one likes to see their team lose and being a poor sport is yet another effective way to ruin a Super Bowl party. When the other team scores, kick something! When the other team is doing well, pout and throw something at the television. Curse at the other guests who are celebrating when their team is ahead. Be sure to include plenty of insults and expletives for good measure and maybe consider throwing food at the other guests.

In order to ruin a great Super Bowl party, you need to employ a few qualities and attitudes. Being obnoxious, overbearing, belittling, rude, and angry are certainly important qualities to have when you want to take down a whole party. So if your goal is to not enjoy a party during the biggest game of the year but instead you hope to have a lousy time and ruin it for everyone else, follow these tips and you’re sure to score a touchdown of your own. Just don’t expect to be invited to any Super Bowl parties in the future.

What behaviors or activities do you think are surefire ways to ruin a Super Bowl party? Tell us in the comments. 


19 thoughts on “Five Ways to Ruin a Super Bowl Party”

  1. Haha I love this! I’m guilty of overindulging and my husband takes the game wayyyy to seriously. I need to show his this page!

  2. You’ve been to my house obviously on superbowl sunday? I always tend to stay away…far away from the “fans” that show up with my husband’s buddies. Argh!

  3. Ha, ha, ha… so true. I hate watching any game with someone who takes it so seriously that they get angry when things don’t go their way :)

  4. I had a football party once and a candle was knocked off of the table in a fan raged moment and wax went all OVER my brand new sofa. I was so angry!!! I know lots of people that could use this advice.

  5. Poor sports are the worst!! It’s all fun and games until someone can’t just enjoy the company, right? Thanks for sharing these tips. I have a few people I might “accidentally” email them to.

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Those are all very true. We are having a party on Sunday and I hope none of our guests are”those” people.

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