SB Nation’s Spencer Hall turns to an expert to find out how to celebrate on Super Bowl Sunday, including what to drink, what to bring and what not to do.

His short list of essentials:

BEER: Drink the nice stuff first, then use your American basics as booster fuel. Do this without shame, as you should be proud of your crappy, glorious American beer.

COCKTAILS: Moscow Mules all around if you’re not boring. (Boring equals sticking to vodka and tonics.)

AMATEUR HOUR: Sparkling wine like Prosecco for the amateurs is a classy and affordable option, especially if you want to ball out on a budget.

DON’T: Bring leftovers, plan on making something, or plan on bringing something and not leaving it there.