Prevent an upset at your big game watch party with these tips.
Whether you cannot wait to see your favorite teams play against each other or you really like to watch creative commercials, the Big Game each February is a great time to throw a watch party with friends.
Even if you are stocked with delicious snacks and decked out in your team’s colors, you might not be ready for what can go wrong if the party gets out of control.
Here are Rockingham Insurance’s tips to make sure all of the action from the day stays on the TV:
Ensure that your guests are drinking responsibly
Football and ice-cold beer go together like peanut butter and jelly, but alcohol and good decisions go together like toothpaste and orange juice. A sober visitor might be bummed out if their team missed a touchdown, but an intoxicated attendee might throw something at your brand new flatscreen. You should have your personal property insured, in case of damage, but preventing this scenario altogether is easier than replacing your broken TV. Also, be sure that any guests leaving your event are getting home safely. If someone has been drinking, offer to give them a ride, call them a taxi, or contact a rideshare service.
Protect your valuables
When you throw a party, expect that more guests may attend than you invited. And when there are unfamiliar people in your home, you need to make sure that the items you value most are secure. If you do not own a safe or a lockbox, try to hide things like money, jewelry, or expensive electronics in an inconspicuous place. It may be a good idea to keep these items locked in a separate bedroom. The last thing you want is for a precious family heirloom to go missing while you are celebrating your favorite team’s win.
If you use a grill, practice fire safety
Burgers and hot dogs make great game day foods, but grills can be a big fire hazard if used improperly. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), each year, 10,600 house fires are caused by grills, and 19,700 patients are sent to the emergency room from grill-related injuries.
Before gameday, make sure that your grill is clean and operational. Do not leave the grill unattended while food is being prepared. And keep a fire extinguisher, suited to handle gas fires nearby.
At Rockingham Insurance, we want you to enjoy your celebrations with peace of mind. If you want to ensure that your home and property are protected before your next party, reach out to a local Rockingham Insurance agent today to request a quote.