With the American football season beginning soon, bring the game day festivities indoors by hosting high-scorin' watch parties to root for your team!
Start planning your party by concentrating on the decorations. Cut a piece of artificial grass to utilise as a tablecloth to set the field! Print out an American football-themed banner to hang over your table and add words with the use of paper mache letters. Cover the letters with American football related scrapbook paper or team colours with the help of pva glue to adhere the paper and seal the letters. Make a statement with a large American football made out of an oval embroidery hoop, fabric and white duct tape for the laces. Utilise American footballs, foam fingers and team paraphernalia to finish off your table!
Game Day Food
Once you've worked on your decor, it's time to decide on the menu. From barbecue chicken wings and hamburger sliders to loaded potato skins and pig(skins) in a blanket, these traditional game day dishes are simple to make and serve that will score big with your guests! And, of course, don't forget crisps and dip! Offer coordinating American football-themed plates and dishes and utilise large bowls and galvanised steel stands to serve the food. Label the dishes with printable food labels or small chalkboard signs.
Don't forget to make sure your sports fans are properly hydrated during the big game! Make sure your beer and drinks, like root beer and coke, stay cold by displaying them in metal ice buckets and offer American football glasses with patterned paper straws and flags for additional drinks. If you have little sports fans, utilise mason jars with lids to avoid spills and add football laces with vinyl or tape.
Big Scorin' Dessert
Finally, make sure to offer up some goodies to sweeten up any game! Bake cupcakes in American football cases, pipe them to resemble the grass on the field and add icing decorations and fondant toppers to finish them off. Punch out brownies or rice krispie treats with American football cookie cutters and pipe lace decorations across the surface. Find individual black and white striped treat boxes to fill with munchies, such as peanuts or caramel popcorn.
All that's left is to serve your sports fans and turn on the big game! Check out my Tailgate Football Party collection and stay tuned for a fondant cupcake topper tutorial for your American football sweets. As always, make sure to continue to follow me for additional party, craft and lifestyle inspiration!