Happy NFL Kickoff Day! I get excited about NFL Kickoff every year — even though my own team doesn’t play until Sunday. This year, my 2nd favorite team kicks off the season in just a bit — love me some Eli Manning!
If it weren’t a school night, I’d have thrown a kickoff party with my football loving friends. I’m still determined to get together with my fantasy football group for a game sometime this season. We just love a good theme party!
Here are 14 recipes, decorations, and DIYs for your next football game:
Football Wreath 1 of 14I really want to make one of these — only mine will be in Colts blue and white, of course. It would be fun to hang on the front door for the entire football season!
Photo and tutorial via Tip Garden
Cheeseball 2 of 14A cheeseball is pretty much a staple for football season. Plus, it's fun to mold it in an actual football shape!
Photo and tutorial via Kraft Foods
Jersey Decor 3 of 14I wear a jersey every Sunday. And Friday (Blue Friday in Indy!). And, sometimes Thursday. Which is to say we own a lot, so I could probably spare a few for the chairs on Sunday.
Photo and tablescape via Celebrations at Home
Snackadium 4 of 14This stadium snack is the most elaborate football food I've ever seen, but it doesn't actually look that difficult. Chips, dips, beef jerky, hot dogs, and rice krispie treats — basically everything you need for a football party. Snackadium.com has even more ideas for your next party.
Photo and tutorial via Snackadium
Football Pizza 5 of 14Pizza is another favorite NFL party food. Make your own pizza football with these tips from Babble.com.
Photo and tutorial via Family Kitchen
Watermelon Helmet 6 of 14A watermelon basket is a simple, fun way to serve healthy snacks at any event. I am loving this football helmet — so creative!
Photo and tutorial via Watermelon.org
Quarterback Snacks 7 of 14Here are a few more ways to serve healthy snacks to fit the theme. A whole wheat football sandwich and an apple helmet, with an added Twizzler treat.
Photo and tutorial via Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
NFL Coloring Pages 8 of 14My girls aren't so much into watching football, but they truly get that Mom and Dad are occupied for 3 hours every Sunday. These coloring pages would be a great way to entertain them while we cheer on our team!
Printables via Color Me Good
Football Juice Box 9 of 14This is such a simple, cute idea for jazzing up a healthy(ish) treat for the kids! Just wrap in brown paper and add a white paper stitch.
Photo and tutorial via And Everything Sweet
Football Placemats 10 of 14Deck out the food table with a DIY runner and placemats. All you'll need is paper and masking tape to create a field and footballs.
Photo and tutorial via Social Couture
Jersey Koozies 11 of 14Dress up beer, soda or water with these DIY jerseys. Foam, felt, and an afternoon at the sewing machine makes this cute favor!
Photo and tutorial via So You Think You're Crafty
Upcycled Utensil Holders 12 of 14Not only do these upcycled cans make a great football, but it gives me a fabulous idea for just about any party theme! I always seem to be hunting for something to hold the party supplies anyway.
Photo and tutorial via Rust & Sunshine
Hershey Cake 13 of 14If you follow me on Twitter, you know all about my undying love for Reese's. I also adore Rolos, Hugs and Kisses. The hubby is a huge fan of Twizzlers. For our Superbowl party a few years ago, I put it all together on this cake — the hubby even setup an offense and defense for me. Yeah, that happened.
Team Spirit 14 of 14Show your spirit with food and decor in your team's colors. It keeps your decor simple & inexpensive. Plus, check out these ideas for color-coding even your food for a home rivalry.
Photo and tutorial via Paisley Petal Events
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