Are you hosting a football themed party? Check out these amazing but simple ideas that your guests are sure to love!
Well, not technically yet…but once school starts it feels like it should be fall.
And what’s the best thing about fall?
I mean besides the gorgeous colors outside your window, the cozy sweater weather and pumpkin everything.
Fall is also football season!
Of course, in my house according to my two sons and husband who love everything about football it’s obviously the BEST thing about fall!
So, why not combine their love of the game with my love of entertaining to host a super fun football themed party with friends?!
Today I’m going to share simple & affordable ideas that you can easily replicate to host your own football watch party at home.
But these ideas can be used for a kids birthday, end of season team, fantasy football draft or even a super bowl party.
It doesn’t matter what team you root for…local, college or NFL with my neutral color scheme you can add in your favorite teams colors.
How to Decorate for a Football Themed Party
The easiest place to add décor for any party at my house is on a table.
It doesn’t matter if I’m using our dining room or kitchen I like to style and decorate the table in the theme of the party I’m hosting.
The table is usually in the middle of the room for most of us and the first thing people see when they come into the room.
For this Sunday football watch party I decided to set everything up in my dining room.
The first thing I did was create a football inspired tablescape for my friends.
I had so much fun putting this budget-friendly table together with items I already had at home.
Keeping the color scheme neutral allows me to reuse these ideas no matter what team we are rooting for.
Around here it’s usually the Steelers, so I can easily add yellow flags in the faux grass plant.
Or maybe yellow napkins instead of the striped.
Or even yellow flowers in the mason jar rather than pampas grass.
Speaking of pampas grass I’ve found the easiest way to make it last all fall with just one product you already have in your home.
Where to Serve Food & Drinks at your Gathering?
If I’m setting up a party in the kitchen I use my island to serve food from but in the dining room I had to get a little more creative.
I have a two console tables in my dining room so I just moved the smaller one to the other side of the room next to the larger table to create a buffet area.
I cleared off the home décor and stored it away for now so that I could use this buffet table for serving drinks.
It’s the perfect size to fit everything I needed for our football themed party.
The smaller table was just the right size for serving a few snacks.
If you don’t have a buffet style table in your space you can always use a folding table and cover it with a neutral tablecloth.
Or how fun would a tablecloth in your teams colors be too!
I have a 4-foot pop up table that I often use when I need extra space to serve food or drinks.
What Drinks Should be Served for a Football Watch Party?
The type of drinks you serve definitely depends on your guest list.
Is your party for your 10 year old’s birthday or is the event for adults?
For our adult party we served a variety of beer and kept it ice cold in this galvanized bucket.
Keeping a towel near the drinks is handy to wipe the bottom of the bottle when it’s pulled out of the ice tub.
Or to wipe down the buffet table after pouring a beer into your glass.
Wish I had better handwriting but it’s a fun saying for the bar area at our Sunday football watching get together.
Be sure to leave a bottle opener nearby and don’t forget the limes for the Corona!
What Food Should be Served at a Football Themed Celebration?
I kept the food super simple and easy to grab a plate and head to the family room to watch the game.
My slate tray from Piper Classics was the perfect size for serving cheese and crackers.
Grab and go snacks like pretzels and mixed nuts are a great salty option with beer on game day.
The football game was early in the day, so I kept the snack foods light since we were having dinner together after the game.
But you can also serve some heartier options like buffalo wings, sliders or pizza if you’d like.
The options are endless!
I put together a football inspired tiered tray that I included on the food buffet table for even more game day party decorations.
Using neutral décor that can be multi-purpose is a budget-friendly option that will save you money on party supplies.
This pretty 2 tiered tray is not just a party decoration for our football themed party but can be used all fall as décor in our home.
Are you ready for some football?
Then grab a beer, a plate of snacks and join us for the game!
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If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!