Top Tips for Planning a Fantastic Football Party
Don’t fumble plans for your next football party! Kick-off party planning with these pigskin party ideas from Jennifer Carver, of Spaceships and Laser Beams, which will leave guests cheering. Score ideas for simple party decorations, gridiron goodies and winning party games!
Getting down to décor basics for a football party means incorporating items like pennant flags, footballs, helmets, jerseys, pom poms and general football fan favorites like noisemakers and foam fingers. If there’s room at your chosen party venue, create a stadium atmosphere by replicating goal posts out of PVC pipe and making a faux field out of Astroturf. Not only will these decoration ideas kick up the party atmosphere a notch, but many can serve as take home favors for guests or as an activity station during the party.
Win guests over with fantastic fare on your refreshment table. A full service menu may include stadium staples like hot dogs, hot pretzels, nachos, fries and burgers. Salty snacks like popcorn and pretzels served in striped snack boxes can also make a great impact! How about concession style treats to round out the offerings? Cotton candy, ice cream cups, and boxed treats can be added to the selections. Of course, having football shaped goodies like cookies, brownies and cake pops can impress as well.
Don’t forget the drinks; Kicker Kool-Aid and Wide Receiver Root Beer are pretty awesome choices! Outfit each drink with a custom label before party time.
Adding a little “play action” to your party will help guests’ excitement soar! If the age and health of your guests allows, arrange for a real game of flag or touch football. Inexpensive t-shirts in two different colors can be obtained for guests to go head to head in an exciting match of their own.
If real life football isn’t an option, set up several video game matches for a little competitive play
Another idea includes challenging your guests to a quarterback style football toss. Paint a silhouette of a receiver on a recycled refrigerator box and cut out a hole where the football should be received. Line up guests 10 yards away and let them try out their quarterbacking skills by attempting to throw the football through the hole! Guests will love giving it their best shot. A simpler alternative would be to hang hula hoops from ropes and invite guests to throw the ball through the hoops.
Finally, how about playing a football themed match game? Print off logos for NFL or college teams and make a simple match game for guests to play. Planning a variety of activities will keep guests from getting bored and the enthusiasm at the party high.
Now that your party playbook is full of so many winning ideas, executing a fantastic football party your crowd is sure to enjoy will be easy! We can’t wait to see how you score big with your football party guests!
Here are links to a couple of fun recipes that would be great for a football party!