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The world cup: optimising your viewing pleasure!

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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So, the football is upon us -finally! And you're going to be hosting matches, with your mates round, all through the season? If this is the case, then listen up: we've got tips you need to know before the doorbell rings and you crack open the first tinny!

Entertain me!

 Walls & flooring by K&L Wall Art
K&L Wall Art

Wandtattoo—Fussballer 2

K&L Wall Art

So, like any event or party, hosting is not just about the theme at hand; it's about the experience. The experience you give your guests is key to the evening—even if your team loose spectacularly! So, whether it be a lads night in, a family do, a community event or simply in a small group, check out the following advise and see if you've over looked anything.


Bimbi bowls (set of 2):  Kitchen by Decorum

Bimbi bowls (set of 2)


From guacamole to pretzels, the world is your oyster. Or not, as the case may be; think about what kind of affair you're throwing and which types of snacks would be appropriate. Beer and pizza is a safe bed for a lads night, however, if its a slightly more fancy football evening, you might want to push the boat out a little more and do some home made dips and a bit of antipasti to go with it—have a think, it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. 

Priority viewing!

cinema:  Media room by Fisher ID

You can't really invite people round with the intention of showing the football on a small TV or screen! And if you do… …

Projectors and screens can be bought for a steal online these days and, with the only real maintenance need of changing a bulb once in a while, with a screen this size you'll be the talk of the neighbourhood all season long!

Take your seat

American Dream:   by MPD London
MPD London

American Dream

MPD London

If your keeping things indoors, where is every one going to sit? A sofa like this could seat half a stadium and give them extra leg room! Alternatively, if your outside watching a game, think about renting foldable bank benches, similar to the ones they famously use in Oktoberfest to provide cost effective and ample seating for all!

Setting the scene

 Bathroom by Freund  GmbH
Freund  GmbH

Hotel Seerose

Freund GmbH

Forget flags, what about putting up a bit of green about the place! Faux grass wall coverings or carpet would add the novelty factor to any event and also make it that bit memorable—for better or worse (use it wisely!). 

After the game

After a win, draw or loss, what else is there but to retire to the bar. A bar like this would certainly add a wow factor to any after event do, however, if your like most of us and don't have one, a make shift bar isn't so hard to fashion in a garage or even in the garden. Keep the party going and make it a long lasting experience.

Want some more tips for parties? Have a look at our ideabook about party preperation

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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