Here #onthefourthfloor we are squaring up for Super Bowl LI airing Sunday February 5: the New England Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons. Whether you’re a football fan or just tuning in for Lady Gaga’s halftime show, everyone can agree that Sunday is (one of) the biggest days on television. If you’re looking to spruce up on your football knowledge, make a reservation at your favourite sports bar, or plan an epic at-home viewing party, we’ve created the perfect girl’s guide to surviving Super Bowl Sunday.

Know Your Facts and Go With the Flow 

If you’re a total novice, the first important thing to do is pick a team. There is absolutely nothing worse than being the only person in the room who has no idea what’s going on. Now, we’re not saying you need to be fully versed on all football lingo, but definitely know what teams are playing – the New England Patriots (the white team) vs. the Atlanta Falcons (the red team).

Go Out To A Sports Bar 

Heading to a bar is for the ultimate sports fan who enjoys being surrounded by camaraderie and other passionate people. The obvious first choice would be to head to Real Sports Bar and Grill. Located in the Maple Leafs Square at 15 York Street, Real Sports offers a game-loving, immersive atmosphere and experience. Equipped with a 39 foot HD TV screen and 112 beers on tap, cheer on your favourite team at Toronto’s largest sports venue – the viewing can’t get any better than this. Other great options include The Ballroom, located at 145 John Street or Wayne Gretzky’s at 99 Blue Jays Way.

Indulge With A Brunch of Champions 

What better way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday than with a boozy brunch. This year, beginning at 4 p.m., Williams Landing is hosting its annual Pigskin Pig Roast Super Bowl Party. For $25 per person, you and your friends can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet. With 18 TVs and two full screens, you won’t miss a second of the game while getting seconds at the buffet. Get there early to secure a table as groups are seated on a first come first served basis. Other brunch options include the Toronto Beer Hall in the Distillery District or Barque Smokehouse located in Roncesvalles.

Throw A Super Bowl Party 

If going out is not your thing, there is nothing wrong with throwing an epic Super Bowl party in the luxury of your home. Not only do you get to be the ultimate party planner, you also get to relax, kick back, and watch the game from the comfort of your couch. Try decorating your space with festive bunting or football paraphernalia to get your guests in the Super Bowl spirit. Fill your space with delicious snacks, finger foods and beverages to ensure the party lasts all night long.

Game Day Fixings

We all agree that a great Super Bowl party just isn’t complete without delicious fan-favourite snacks. Whether you are prepared to fully indulge or take a more healthy route, game day snacks are a must. We like to opt for the classics such as nachos, buffalo (or cauliflower) wings, jalapeño poppers, bacon wrapped butternut squash and crudité platters. If you are looking for more unique game day recipes to really impress your guests, click here. Pro-tip: pick your beverage wisely, it is going to be a long day!

Which team will you be cheering for?