Hosting Tips for the Perfect Football Party in Your New Home at Prairie Song

Football season has arrived and the game is best enjoyed with fellow fans, which means it’s time to start planning game-day parties. Whether you host the crew every weekend or spend the season planning for a major Super Bowl party, the new homes in Windsor’s Prairie Song community are designed to make entertaining easy and fun for everyone.

Floor plans by Bridgewater Homes at Prairie Song start at 3,200 square feet, offering plenty of room for you and your guests to spread out. Bridgewater’s homes prioritize an open-concept living area and kitchen, so people can wander seamlessly between fueling up with those quintessential football snacks without missing any of the action on the TV.

Century Communities also brings entertainment-focused, open-concept layouts to Prairie Song. Take the Aspen plan, which has a great room located directly off the kitchen so even the host can keep an eye on the game.

When the Colorado sunshine makes a showing on game day, you might want to move the pre- or post-party outdoors. The new home designs by Richmond American Homes offer plenty of options for outdoor entertaining space, including porches and covered patios like the one you can see in the Hemingway floorplan and model home opening soon.

Hosting Tips for Before Game Day

There is a floor plan for every home buyer at Prairie Song, and wherever you land, you can host the best football season soiree. Just make sure you have the Bronco’s schedule so you can be prepared.

On top of that, here are some hosting tips for seamless football party planning and execution:

  • Delegate. Potluck-style football parties are the best kind. Your guests will likely come hungry, and even if they eat before arrival, most fans will work up an appetite during the exhilaration of the game. Make one or two snacks yourself and have other guests bring a few things, whether that’s a drink or appetizer, or smaller items like buns for hot dogs, ice, or cups.
  • Turn down the heat. Even if it’s a chilly day, turn down the heat a little before your party. More people in your space means more body heat, so you won’t need your thermostat to work as hard to keep the space comfortable – especially with the efficiency and modern building envelopes of the new homes at Prairie Song.
  • Use your space. While the open-concept layouts of Prairie Song’s new homes are perfect for the central entertaining area, you can also use spare bedrooms and basement rec rooms as alternative gathering spaces. Kids will likely have a short attention span for the game, so set them up with a movie, video game or activity in another part of the house. Or, if you have limited space in your entryway, choose a room to use as a coat closet (like the main-floor office or guest bedroom).
  • Clean out the fridge. People will bring beverages and possibly snacks that need to be refrigerated, so carve out a little space in your fridge ahead of time for unexpected arrivals.
  • Set up extra trash cans. Especially if you’re hosting a large group, your kitchen trash will likely get overwhelmed before halftime. Set up extra trash bins near the television and outside so you aren’t left with a huge mess after the party is over.

Simplify Game Day Hosting with a Make-Ahead Recipe

These easy sausage rolls use pre-made crescent rolls and can be made ahead and frozen. Simply preheat the oven and you have a crowd-pleasing game-day snack!

Super Bowl Sausage Rolls


  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls (8 ounces each)
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain off fat and return to heat. Add red pepper and green onion. Cook for 2-5 minutes. Remove mixture from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and then let the mixture cool completely.

Unroll crescent dough into sheets about 6 by 4 inches. Spread a third cup of the mixture across the dough, leaving a quarter-inch of space on the edges. Roll up starting at a short side and pinch to seal.

Place logs on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and freeze, covered, for an hour. Remove the log and slice it into 10 pinwheels. At this point, you can put the wheels in a freezer bag and freeze again, or proceed with baking.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 15 to 18 minutes.

Now, get back to party-planning so you can get some time to enjoy what you created!