Now that the Chiefs are headed to Las Vegas to face off against the 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, there’s one topic hotter than what commercials will air, whether Usher will reveal a celebrity guest during his halftime show or even who will win: Taylor Swift. Not whether she’ll be there—pundits have done the math on her flight from Tokyo to Nevada, proving it’s possible—but what she’ll wear, what her body language will reveal, whether she’ll eat chicken tenders with “seemingly ranch” and how many times cameras will flash to her as announcers fight to shoehorn her name into every play for the sake of ratings, glorious ratings. And that’s barely scraping the surface of our collective obsession with the pop singer’s every move.
So, while some may groan at her (unintentional) dominance over game day, we say: Why not lean into it? Whether you’re a Swiftie who’s only interested in more sightings of your fave star or a diehard football fan with an unfettered love of “You Belong with Me,” you’ve got to admit that Swift watch can add a layer of fun—and freshness—to what could otherwise feel like the 2020 Super Bowl all over again. (And honestly, who wants to relive any part of 2020?) Here’s how to host a Taylor Swift-themed Super Bowl party, no matter who you’re rooting for.