Football, Friends and Family: top tips and tools to entertain during your favorite games

Salted Caramel Latte-017 (2)Playoff games, Bowl games and of course the Super Bowl are just around the corner and whether it’s a boys-only viewing party or a team rally with friends and family, we all want the best for our guests. With the right tools to make everything from yummy hot and cold beverages to delicious meals for four or forty, post-season football games are some of the most exciting of the year and will be particularly delightful with a range of must-have appliances designed to help make food preparation, homemade drinks and brewing coffee simple and easy. These tips make it simpler than ever to become the host with the most, offering an impressive array of entertaining options for everyone.


  1. Streamline Your Food and Drink Offerings

When it comes to entertaining, every host is also the best quarterback of their event, achieving all-star status by making their food and drinks easy to locate, easy to consume and easy to refill; the best way to keep their guests coming back for more.  As we move closer to the Super Bowl, make your home team central with a selection of island-inspired cocktails and mocktails with the new Margaritaville® Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®.


Or, if guests are really watching their waistlines while still looking for an oasis in a glass, offer homemade smoothies that are just as delicious and provide a shot of nutrition in between touchdowns. The Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender is perfect for preparing fitness expert and triathlete Angi Greene’s “Sunday Beach Dream Smoothie” exclusive recipe. Simply add the ingredients below and blend:

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup watercress
  • Frozen mangoes or peaches
  • 1 small fig
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 2 small stalks of lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon honey.

For more recipes and tips from Angi Greene on how to fuse fitness and nutrition together, visit

  1. Be Your Own Barista

    To pick up energy after a day of back-to-back game watching with family or friends, traditional hosts turn to a good ol’ cup of joe to revitalize their guests. Take your coffee brewing game up a notch and surprise your guests with coffee shop-quality beverages that will be sure to energize the party.  With the Mr. Coffee® Perfect Choice Coffeemaker, Mr. Coffee® Hot Tea Maker and Mr. Coffee® Milk Frother machines, it’s easy to impress your guests with eye-opening coffee house style drinks.

The Mr. Coffee® Perfect Choice Coffeemaker brews an individual cup, a half carafe or a full 12-cup pot so you always have just the right amount of coffee for the party you’re hosting. Hosting a bunch of tea lovers? The Mr. Coffee® Hot Tea Maker uses precision settings to steep a variety of teas in the perfect amount of time…at the perfect temperature. Once your coffee and tea are ready, just froth up some milk with the Mr. Coffee® Automatic Milk Frother and create a bar featuring interesting spices like cardamom, chai spices, and nutmeg, toppings like cocoa or cinnamon, and other add-ins to let your guests create custom, creamy, flavorful drinks that will solidify your position as the host with the most.


  1. Look and Feel Your Best During the High-Stress Season

There’s no doubt that the post-season football atmosphere is fun and electric with lots of parties and get-togethers almost every weekend. Incorporating simple tools into everyday life to help you exercise and eat right can minimize stress and make it easier to have a relaxed and entertaining time.


Stay on top of your personal activity with the help of the Health o meter® nuyu™ Activity Tracker. This under-$50, intuitive Activity Tracker monitors steps, calories, distance and sleep, displaying stats and goal progression in real-time on an OLED screen. It’s also water resistant up to 30 meters so you never have to worry about taking it off in the shower. This versatile gadget is designed to be worn on the wrist or clipped to a waist band and can be customized to the color band of your choice.

What’s the best way to make sure you’re energized and refreshed when you’re hosting football parties? Get a good night’s rest. Get a restful night’s sleep with the Health o meter® nuyu™ Sleep System. Using a patented pending algorithm that works like your body’s natural circadian rhythm, the nuyu™ Sleep System warms you to help you fall sleep, then it cools you to help you relax through the night, and then it warms you up again to help you wake up naturally.

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