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Football Party Food and Decoration Ideas

Updated on January 27, 2013

Welcome Your Football Party Guests with a Football Player Scarecrow

Greet your guests with a homemade scarecrow! You can fill with straw or newspaper.
Greet your guests with a homemade scarecrow! You can fill with straw or newspaper. | Source

Create a Football Game with Glass Markers

Glass markers were used on a sliding glass door to create a pin the football in the post game
Glass markers were used on a sliding glass door to create a pin the football in the post game | Source

Football Party Decoration Ideas

These football party food and decoration ideas are simple and inexpensive. Since many football themed parties are common during the fall and winter months most of these football party decoration ideas go along with those seasons. If you are celebrating the Super Bowl, these ideas are great when you might have guests from both teams. For other football parties, these ideas can be adjusted to be neutral or team specific.

Football Decorations

Utensil Holders-Recycle aluminum cans by spray painting them brown and adding white stitching to look like footballs. Place your utensils inside for the party. (Follow the instructions for the soup can windsock but don't drill holes or use ribbon).

Coasters- Paint the lids of aluminum soup cans to match teams and use them as drink coasters.

Glass Marker Decorating-Use glass markers to draw football decorations! See photo to the right.

Soup Can Windsock- First, paint a recycled soup can brown and decorate it like a football. Second, drill 2 holes across from each other to run ribbon through to hang the wind sock. Finally, tape streamers or ribbon inside to hang down. See photos below of the finished product.

Football Windsock From Soup Can

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hang in your house or outsideclean soup can and spray paint browndrill a hole in each side near the base of the can an put your favorite team logo on as wellpaint white stitching on can (can could be used as is to store utensils) add lots of curling ribbon in team colors
hang in your house or outside
hang in your house or outside | Source
clean soup can and spray paint brown
clean soup can and spray paint brown | Source
drill a hole in each side near the base of the can an put your favorite team logo on as well
drill a hole in each side near the base of the can an put your favorite team logo on as well | Source
paint white stitching on can (can could be used as is to store utensils)
paint white stitching on can (can could be used as is to store utensils) | Source
add lots of curling ribbon in team colors
add lots of curling ribbon in team colors | Source

Cookie Pops

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gather your sandwich cookiesplace a lollipop stick in the creme partmelt chocolate or candy melts and mix wellCoat the cookies with the melted chocolate. Be careful that the lollipop sticks don't come out!place on wax paper and place in the freezer to setuse candy eyes or decorating icing to put faces on the popsfinished cookie popplace on a long tray to serve or store in the refrigerator fill a bowl with candy and place the pops upright for a cute presentation
gather your sandwich cookies
gather your sandwich cookies | Source
place a lollipop stick in the creme part
place a lollipop stick in the creme part | Source
melt chocolate or candy melts and mix well
melt chocolate or candy melts and mix well | Source
Coat the cookies with the melted chocolate. Be careful that the lollipop sticks don't come out!
Coat the cookies with the melted chocolate. Be careful that the lollipop sticks don't come out! | Source
place on wax paper and place in the freezer to set
place on wax paper and place in the freezer to set | Source
use candy eyes or decorating icing to put faces on the pops
use candy eyes or decorating icing to put faces on the pops | Source
finished cookie pop
finished cookie pop | Source
place on a long tray to serve or store in the refrigerator
place on a long tray to serve or store in the refrigerator | Source
fill a bowl with candy and place the pops upright for a cute presentation
fill a bowl with candy and place the pops upright for a cute presentation | Source

Football Party Food

Cookie Pops-If your party is in the fall, consider making Halloween themed cookie pops, otherwise coat the cookies in milk chocolate and draw a white stitch across it for football cookie pops.

Football Chocolate Strawberries- Strawberries are usually best in the spring, so if you're doing a football party during this time of the year, make football strawberries. See the instructional video below. I do recommend when melting chocolate for this or the cookies pops that you use a double boiler method or glass instead of microwaving in plastic containers.

Black Eye Punch- Make a punch and put ping pong balls that look like eyeballs in the punch bowl and let them float around. I made my punch with 2 bottles of cran-apple juice, 1 2-liter of Sprite, 1 packet of unsweetened pink lemonade kool-aid mix, 1/2 cup of sugar, and ice cubes.

Football Strawberries

Going to a Football Party? Here's What You Should Take

  • Take food! Chips, dips, desserts, and other finger foods are great items to take to a football party
  • Wear your team's colors and bring terrible towels, cheese heads, and any other item that shows your team pride
  • If it is a birthday party, take a gift. If you know the birthday person's favorite team consider making a personalized gift. The photo below shows the gift a friend of ours had made to give to us when we had our football party. If you are good at painting you could make one, too!

Large Painted Team Rock

We love keeping this awesome gift by our front door!
We love keeping this awesome gift by our front door! | Source

Goodie Bag or Craft Idea

If you are looking to give your guests something unique to take home consider foam footballs or bells that they can decorate. Acrylic craft markers are easy to use for all ages and dry quickly. Here are some other seasonal ideas:

  • Fall- Decorate pumpkins with paint markers and ribbon to look like your favorite team's logo.
  • Winter- Make fleece scarves with your favorite team colors. Consider making brown scarves and have the beads be the team colors if all the kids don't like the same team.
  • Spring-Decorate a brick to put in the garden, Prime all the bricks white before the party and then let the kids use paint markers to decorate the brick. Spray with a clear sealant and let dry thoroughly before touching. Place in a garden for decoration.
  • Summer- Make football fly swatters or get fly swatters and decorate them with foam football stickers or wrap the handles with yarn in your favorite team colors..

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    • LauraGSpeaks profile image

      LauraGSpeaks 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Great ideas! I really like the football windsocks made out of cans. Very creative!

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      Parker 4 years ago

      Thanks for all the awesome tips! My wife and I are having a get together for the final weekend of the NFL season for all my friends and coworkers from DISH. We’ve been looking for just these kinds of ideas! My wife will especially love all the decorations! Then, with our DISH Hopper, we’ll hook up three TVs in our living room. The Hopper has three tuners, and that will allow us to watch three different games at the same time in full HD!

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      chrissieklinger 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I'm glad you liked the ideas and I am sure your party will go well. We have had Dish as our provider for years and have always had great service!

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      Dan Harmon 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      We're hosting the Super Bowl party this year, so your hub is perfect. I especially like the first photo of the "players" (or is the partiers?) on the bench. It would do great on our front porch bench.

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      Boulism 4 years ago from Short Beach, CT

      Nice hub! Looking forward to the party!

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      chrissieklinger 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Wilderness and Boulism- My favorite team never makes it to the super bowl, but I still enjoy having a party. Glad you liked the ideas and hope you enjoy watching this year's game! I'm rooting for the 49ers :)

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