Are You Ready for Some Football? Then Let’s Throw A Football Party!

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 14
    Football Wreath
    I 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 14
    A 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 14
    Jersey Decor
    I 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 14
    This 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. has even more ideas for your next party.
    Photo and tutorial via Snackadium
  • Football Pizza 5 of 14
    Football Pizza
    Pizza is another favorite NFL party food. Make your own pizza football with these tips from
    Photo and tutorial via Family Kitchen
  • Watermelon Helmet 6 of 14
    Watermelon Helmet
    A 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
  • Quarterback Snacks 7 of 14
    Quarterback Snacks
    Here 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 14
    NFL Coloring Pages
    My 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 14
    Football Juice Box
    This 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 14
    Football Placemats
    Deck 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 14
    Jersey Koozies
    Dress 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 14
    Upcycled Utensil Holders
    Not 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 14
    Hershey Cake
    If 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 14
    Team Spirit
    Show 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

Who are you rooting for this weekend?
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