How to Make Your Home the Ultimate World Cup Destination
The World Cup is fast approaching, which means that soccer fans across the globe will soon be gathering around the TV to watch their favorite teams play for the chance to go on and win it all. While watching your team take on another country is always exciting, there’s something special about watching at home with friends and family members who also love soccer. And if you want your viewing party to stand out from all of the others, here are some tips that will help you have an even better time than anyone else:
Curate a menu of international snacks from around the world
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh-baked cookies to bring people together. And if your guests are soccer fans, they’ll appreciate having snacks that reflect their own favorite countries—or maybe even ones they’ve never tried before.
In addition to being delicious, food is a great way to get people talking and sharing stories about where they’re from. If you’re feeling ambitious, consider making each dish in the style of a different country (you could do this by making the same dish but with different ingredients). For example: International Nachos (Mexico), French Macarons (France), Japanese Tempura (Japan).
If you don’t have time for that level of detail, just make sure there’s enough variety so everyone can find something they’re into.
Get the biographies of the players and read them to your guests.
This is a great way to get people excited about the game and keep them entertained during commercials. You can also quiz your guests on their World Cup knowledge and play some other games, like tossing around a ball or creating stickers with players’ faces on them.
Create a quiz on soccer facts.
Create a quiz on soccer facts.
Your guests will be impressed by your knowledge of the sport, and they’ll have fun getting answers right or wrong. You can create the quiz in any way you’d like—online, in print, as a PowerPoint presentation—as long as it’s challenging but not impossible. It should include questions about the teams, players and history of soccer; specifics about the World Cup; questions about what each player does when he’s not playing soccer (such as if he has any hobbies outside of sports or if he enjoys watching movies); and much more!
Select a list of games to watch before the event starts
Before the event starts, you’ll want to select a list of games to watch. While it’s possible to catch every match online or on TV, it’s unlikely you’d have enough time for all games. Instead, opt for some kind of compromise between your favorites and what will be televised in your time zone. For example:
- If you’re a fan of Brazil and Germany, it might make sense to see all their matches live instead of watching any other teams from halfway across the world.
- If you’re looking forward to seeing how England fares against strong European opposition like France and Belgium (and maybe Portugal), then catching those games should be priority number one—but don’t forget about South Korea vs Japan! They could steal the show with their high-tempo style of play!
Get a big-screen TV.
If you want to watch a World Cup game with your family or friends, the first thing you need is a big-screen TV. Most people have at least one TV in their home that they can use for this purpose, but if you don’t have one or yours isn’t big enough, then now is the time to buy one.
When choosing a TV for watching soccer games, there are several things that matter:
- Size—the bigger it is and more people it can fit on its screen at once, the better! The perfect size depends on how many people are coming over and how close they sit to the screen. If there’s room for everyone in front of your screen without anyone having to strain their neck too much or needing binoculars (which will probably happen), then it’s fine!
- Connectivity—if possible, get a model that connects directly via HDMI cable so as not only do we eliminate any lag but also make sure no signal loss occurs anywhere along those wires which could ruin our viewing experience with pixelation or other glitches during playback such as skipping frames here and there due to slow internet speeds when trying watch video content online after downloading them onto our hard drives first before playing them back later offline while away from home.”
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Check the TV for compatibility with streaming services and content
- Make sure you have a good internet connection. This is obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because even the best TVs can’t display content without a sufficient internet connection.
- Make sure you have the right cable or satellite service, if you’re using one. If you don’t have this, then there’s no point in proceeding with any of these tips—you won’t be able to watch anything!
- Make sure your TV is smart (or at least has a built-in Chromecast or Amazon Fire stick). You’ll need one if you want to stream any live sports games on Fox Sports Go or ESPN+.
The last piece of equipment that you’ll need is either a Roku Stick or Amazon Fire Stick; these are easy-to-use streaming devices that allow users to access all kinds of streaming services on their televisions via Wi-Fi signal instead of wired connections like cable boxes do.
Set up the TV outside for easy viewing
If you have a TV outside, set it up on a table or stand and make sure it’s close to the ground. That way, everyone can see it easily! If you prefer to watch in the evening, place your TV in a spot where you can still see it from inside the house (and vice versa).
If you don’t have an outdoor television yet and are looking for ideas, here are some examples:
- A simple tripod with legs that fold out like this one from Amazon has adjustable legs so that you could put it higher if needed or even hang from a tree branch if that works better! They also come in bright colors so they won’t get easily lost among greenery.
- This option uses suction cups and hooks to affix their portable television mount onto windowsills or walls (video).
Decorate with your team’s colors
- Use your team’s color scheme to decorate. This is an easy way to show support for your favorite team without having to buy a lot of new items for the house. The more creative you get with it, the more fun it will be!
- Hang your team’s flags, banners and streamers throughout the house. You can also use posters or pictures of their logos as decorations if you have them hanging up in different places around the house.
- Wear your team’s gear while watching games at home with friends and family! It’s one great way to show how much you love your country.
It’s important not only to decorate with items related to the World Cup but also things that show how much pride we all have in our country (or countries). So make sure this year is filled with lots of fun moments watching soccer matches together as well as celebrating everything else that makes being Canadian so special!
Decorate as you would for a holiday with streamers and balloons.
Decorating for the World Cup is just like decorating for a holiday, except you have to swap out the Christmas tree for a big-screen TV and the stockings for your team’s colors.
The most important thing is to make sure that your guests know where they are going—so make sure to get those streamers hung up and those balloons blown up! A lot of people might not be familiar with what these things mean, so it’s important that you explain them before they arrive.
Buy a few soccer balls, cones and make teams for those who want to play after the game.
Once the game is over, it’s time to go home. Or maybe not! At this point in your party planning journey, you should have plenty of time to go out and buy some balls and cones for anyone who wants to play a soccer game after the match. Make sure that there’s enough cones for each team, so they can line up at their respective goals. You might want to keep track of the score too—the winning team will get bragging rights around town for at least a week!
Bring out a chalk board or white board and keep track of the scoring.
Set up a chalkboard or whiteboard in your home so that you can keep track of the scores, goals, assists and other stats. Keep a running list of yellow cards and red cards and fouls to see who is being kicked off the field for bad behavior.
Invite your friends to have the ultimate World Cup memorabilia collection!
The first step to making your home the ultimate World Cup memorabilia collection is inviting your friends over. This can be a stressful task, but there are some simple ways you can make it easier on yourself.
If they like sports: Friends who are into sports will appreciate your enthusiasm and love for the sport, so it’s important that they feel comfortable in your environment. A good way to do this is by having snacks ready (like chips and dip) and maybe even a TV in every room so that everyone has a place where they can watch their favorite team play!
If they have no interest in soccer: If you’re making plans with someone who doesn’t care about soccer at all, don’t worry—the World Cup provides plenty of other things for people who aren’t interested in playing or watching games! For example, if you’re hosting a party while they drop by (which I would highly recommend), try serving some food from different countries whose national teams made it through qualifying rounds this year (like Mexico). Or make sure there are plenty of snacks around so everyone can munch on whatever strikes their fancy. Either way works great!
Get a comfortable couch and chair.
- Make sure you have enough seating for everyone. If you’re hosting a watch party and are expecting guests to bring their own chairs and sofas, make sure there are enough seats for all of your guests.
- Get a comfortable couch and chair. You want to be able to sit on the couch comfortably throughout the match without feeling like you need to get up every few minutes because it hurts too much.
- Be sure to fill the room with plenty of pillows. We’re not saying that football isn’t exciting enough on its own—in fact, we think it’s better when sitting on top of a few fluffy pillows—but if your houseguests are already exhausted from exploring New York City all day before they arrived at your home, they’ll appreciate some extra comfort while they rest between plays!
Be sure to have enough seating.
If you’re going to be hosting a World Cup party, the first thing to consider is how many people will be attending. This will determine how much space you need and what kind of seating arrangement works best in your home.
How many people can fit in the room?
One of the most important things to consider when hosting a World Cup party or any other event is how many people can comfortably fit in your home. If it’s just one or two people, then you may want to focus on creating an intimate atmosphere by setting up some blankets on the floor with snacks and drinks for everyone. However if there are three or more guests coming over, then it might be time for a more formal layout including chairs, couches and tables where everyone can sit down together while watching matches together!
Have enough food for everyone.
When it comes to your party, you’ll need a lot of food and beverages. The good news is that you can prepare in advance by making sure everything is ready—or nearly ready—before the first guest arrives.
- Snacks: You know what they say: no party can be fun without snacks! Make sure there are plenty of chips and salsa or other chips-and-dip combos. If there are any vegetarians at the party, consider adding a veggie tray with hummus and pita breads for them (and everyone else). And don’t forget about drink options: beer, wine coolers, soda…the list goes on! Think about what people will want when deciding how much to buy; if most people prefer sodas over beer, go ahead and stock up with those instead of buying twice as much beer as you’d planned on getting.
- Food: It’s not enough just to have supplies for snacks; make sure there’s enough food for everyone too! Although this depends heavily on how many guests will be coming over (and therefore how much money you want to spend), here are some ideas based on different sized groups: – For groups between 20–30 people , consider serving up BBQ chicken or pork ribs along with baked potatoes (which can easily be microwaved) along with coleslaw or potato salad so everyone has something different yet still complementary flavors–this way nobody feels left out because their preferences aren’t represented at all times during dinner time conversations later down the road.”
A big comfy blanket is a must-have.
A big comfy blanket is a must-have. You can use it to sit on, or to cover the couch and your guests when they come over. A blanket is also an excellent way to keep warm during those chilly soccer matches with friends. And who doesn’t love adding a pop of color and comfort into their living space?
Be sure to fill the room with plenty of pillows.
In addition to being a great place for you and your guests to take in the action, your living room is also an ideal spot for napping. So make sure there are plenty of pillows on hand for snuggling up with at halftime or after the game.
- Use them as a footrest: If you aren’t too comfy sitting on the floor or couch, consider propping up your legs with a pillow or two. This will keep circulation flowing while also helping to relieve pressure on any sore spots that may occur after hours of sitting.
- Use them as lap desks: If you’re planning on working remotely during World Cup season (or even if you’re just trying not to get bored), having an appropriate surface can be key. A pile of cushions can easily double as a makeshift desk—just spread out some paper and let your laptop rest comfortably atop it all day long!
A great way to make sure you’re enjoying all of the games you want to see is by watching them at home.
A great way to make sure you’re enjoying all of the games you want to see is by watching them at home. To ensure that you have a blast, here are some tips:
- A big screen TV. Get one if you don’t have one, and make sure it’s large enough for the whole family to watch together.
- Party decorations. Put up flags and streamers from each country playing in the World Cup so everyone can root for their favorite team!
- Game food. Make sure there are snacks from all over the world available at your watch party so everyone can try something new and celebrate eating delicious food from all over the world!
- Seating for everyone who wants to watch with us! This will be easier when we don’t have any furniture because then people won’t get too tired sitting on bean bags or cardboard boxes instead of couches or chairs (and then they won’t complain about how uncomfortable it was). If anyone does complain about being uncomfortable while watching soccer though then I’ll just tell them not worry because this isn’t actually real life anyway; it’s just pretend time where anything goes so no matter what happens next doesn’t really matter!
As we’ve discussed, having a home World Cup party is a great way to bring friends together, have fun and support your team. Whether you watch with friends, family or just yourself—it’s all about sharing the experience together! We hope these tips have given you some ideas for how to make your next viewing party as memorable as possible.