You can still host a big game watch party safely this Sunday. Here's how
Super Bowl Sunday can still be fun, even if you're hanging out with your friends on Zoom or in a socially distanced fashion.
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Watching the Super Bowl might look different this year thanks to the pandemic, with football fans opting for virtual celebrations instead of houses packed with guests chowing down on snacks.
There's still time to plan a fun game day event -- even if it's virtual. The big game between Kansas City and Tampa Bay is Sunday, at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. A sparse 22,000 fans will be in the stands, including 7,500 vaccinated health care workers.
We've got a few ways for you to safely see your fellow football fans -- face painting optional.
Host a watch party
You can watch the game virtually with friends using the Chrome extension Teleparty -- you might also know it as Netflix Party, its former name. While you can't watch the game on Netflix, Hulu Plus with Live TV will air the game and
supports Teleparty. Find out more about how to host a watch party with Teleparty here.
We've all had time to get used to socializing on Zoom over the last year. If you're planning to gather the gang on a Zoom call there are a lot of options for a good time. On top of giving your Zoom background an NFL theme, here are five fun game ideas that would definitely help spice up a Zoom party.