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A Guide to Throwing a Great Altador Cup Party


by xiaolin10413

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     The Altador Cup is officially underway: fans are going wild in the stands, slushie sales are up five-hundred percent, and Darigan Yooyu’s are wreaking havoc on the participating teams match-ups. As expected, traveling to Altador is quite expensive this time of year, not to mention, the price of tickets to see the much anticipated events themselves is astronomically high. So, the common Neopet will have to be content watching the excitement from the comfort of their Neohome. Of course, just because you’re watching from home doesn’t mean you should have any less fun than those scoring goals on real Yooyuball practice fields, or those enjoying a slushie while watching their favorite team win as they relax in the stands! This comprehensive guide was put together to helping you throw a perfect Altador Cup party!

     Of course, first and foremost is a Neovision screen. Neovision will be covering all the Altador Cup action this year. It’s also a good idea to have Neovision all the time anyway, there are lots of good shows out there). You can buy Neovision at your local furniture store, and if you desire, other accessories to enhance your experience, such as a Neovision stand, speakers, and a comfy couch to sit on while watching.

     If finances allow, buy multiple Neovisions! The Altador Cup is a month-long event, but there are always a lot of match-ups, interviews, and behind-the-scenes tours going on all at once. With multiple Neovisions, you can watch even more of the Altador Cup goodness! Make sure to set up your Neovision(s) in a central location in your home, with plenty of comfortable seating within view.

     Next are the decorations. Decorations are absolutely important for providing the correct atmosphere for your Altador Cup viewing party. There are lots of options, so it is extremely easy to go overboard. You also must be careful to not offend any guests with over-representation of one team. The partygoers will likely be supporting different teams, and over-representation might alienate some of your guests, which is not good for any party.

     Garlands are always a great choice for sprucing up a room. The Altador Cup Garland, the Altador Cup Teams Garland, and Altador Cup Trophy Garland are all great options to show spirit, and all three are either team-inclusive or just “Altador Cup” themed. Really, you can’t go wrong with one of those three options, and all your guests will be pleased. On the other hand, if you would prefer to show support for a particular team, there are two options. Team Flag Banner - TEAM NAME and TEAM NAME Altador Cup Team Spirit Banners, where you can insert the team of choice where it says “TEAM NAME.” If you do buy a specific team banner, guests will realize it is your home and not get too upset by the bias. Probably.

     Beyond a proper garland, there are lots of other decoration choices, and a lot of it depends on your tastes! There are a multitude of options of memorabilia that can be put on display, including snow globes, magazines, mugs, keychains, pillows, plushies, and books! Be as creative as you want, but be careful to not let your place get too cluttered with decorations. You want to be sure you have enough room left for food!

     Food will make or break a party, so be sure to spend adequate time planning and prepping your menu to really impress your guests. Drinks, a main course, snacks, and dessert are all a must for your Altador Cup party.

     For drinks, you absolutely must serve slushies. Slushies are the official drink of the Altador Cup after all! If you are throwing this party on a budget, the Zeenana Slushie, the Chokato Slushie, and the Jumbleberry Slushie flavors are more than enough, and are the three most important flavors. However, if you really want to “wow” your guests, consider serving the Coffee Slushie (to stay awake longer, for even more Yooyuball!), the Peanut and Chocolate Slushie (because who doesn’t love the peanut butter and chocolate combo), or any of the team-themed slushies!

     Nothing is better suited as the main course for a ballgame than a hot dog. Who can argue with that? The Altador Cup Hot Dog is always a popular choice among Altador Cup fans. Other great choices for your party include the Chilli And Cheese Hot Dog, the Taco Hot Dog, and last but certainly not least, the classic Hot Dog.

     Snacks are easily forgotten while in the party planning stage, but if they are absent at your party, your guests will certainly notice. Thankfully, not a lot of effort is needed here. Just pick up some Altador Cup Chili Chips, some Yooyuball Snack Mix, and the traditional Potato Salad at your local food store and you’ll be good to go!

     Last and most delicious, dessert. There are many options you can take regarding dessert. If you go for some cake, options like the Altador Cup Cake should do the trick. A plate of Yooyuball Cookies is always a good choice and easy to make yourself if you are so inclined. If you’re looking for more of a no-mess dessert, both the Box of Yooyuball Chocolates and the Yooyuball Gummies are great options.

     So at this point in planning, you’ve taken care of the Neovision, the decorations, and the food. The only thing you’re missing now is you guest list! The best recommendation for this is to invite your friends, because after all, what truly makes a fantastic party is the Neopets who are there.

     Since the Altador Cup is a highly competitive event, and there are bound to be supporters of more than just one team at your party, make sure there are some house rules so things don’t get ugly. Only minor boasting and gloating allowed, wear your team spirit gear with pride, be respectful of everyone, and most importantly, have fun.

     There it is! The four vital things for a fabulous viewing party for this years Altador Cup events. Enjoying cheering on your favorite Yooyuball teams, delicious food, and most importantly, your friends. May the best team win!

 
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