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Super Bowl 2013: 8 things you need to throw the ultimate LA party

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Party foul, pizza interference.

Super Bowl XLVII is almost here, and L.A. establishments have lined-up a number of captivating specials to honor the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore RavensL.A. police departments, similarly, have lined up a number of captivating DUI checkpoints to honor the reckless miscalculation of driving after bottomless beers and mimosas.

If the Feb. 3 logistics are starting to feel unecessarily rough, use your home-couch advantage to set up a screening for a roster of pals. By choosing to bring the party home, you'll be guaranteed prime viewing real estate, reduce the chances of a transportation disaster and give your starters a place to sleep off the Velveeta hangover. 

Here's how it's done —

The Ultimate Super Bowl Party

1. COFFEE FILTERS. Admittedly a strange place to start, but buy them anyway. The kind that look like this. Use as plates and bowls for snacks like cut veggies, grapes, chips, popcorn, etc. They're cheaper and better looking than piles of waxed dishware, and one package goes a long way. Congratulations, you've just cut down on waste, clean up and hands-in-the-pretzel-bowl flu spreading. 

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