This is one of the biggest party DAYS and NIGHTS of the year. Don't be a statistic!

According to Hallmark cards, more people throw in-home Superbowl parties, than New Year's parties!  How big is today and tonight? The statistics are staggering:

Its estimated that 12 billion dollars will be spent to make today's parties possible! That breaks down to an average of $82 per consumer. This includes cost of food and beverages. Some party hosts buy bigger TVs for the "Big Game" (a record-breaking 111.3 million tuned in last year).  Spending estimates also include the buying of team apparel, and party decorations.

Today, Super Bowl Sunday, marks the day on which Americans chow down the second-greatest amount of food (Thanksgiving ranks first):

- Almost 15,000 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn.
- Some 12 million pounds of avocado are sold in preparation for the game so that Americans may down an estimated eight million pounds of guacamole!
- 36% increase in sales of frozen breaded mushrooms prior to the Super Bowl.
- 29% increase in sales of frozen shrimp.
- $237.2 million spent on soft drinks at grocery stores during Super Bowl week!
- 30% increase in sales of proceed-cheese loaves the week before last year's Super Bowl.
- 68% Increase in sales of flavored snack crackers.
- Frozen Pizza is the top Super Bowl seller at grocery stores.
- $11.8 million additional sales of beer.
- 30.4 million pounds of snack food are scarfed down on Super Bowl Sunday, twice the average daily amount
- Pizza Hut expects to sell 2 million pizzas today, which is 60% or 1.3 million more than an average day!

Wait...what about chicken wings? To be sure, our feathered friends are in hiding...

- 7-Eleven claims a whopping 20 percent in sales of antacid the day after the Super Bowl!

And, some 6% of revelers are expected to call in sick for work tomorrow!

See, this is a BIG party, take the warning words of the sign (above) to heart!

Have FUN at your Superbowl party...responsibly.

Don't drink and drive!

Make sure to have a designated driver.

Take a cab home.

Or, sleep it off on the couch.

And, if you are the party host, keep an eye on your friends, and insist that they follow your safety rules!

Because, if they don't, our local and state "men in blue" will enforce their rules!

In case you missed it the first time... (Craig Allen photo)