We’ve both got a couple of little boys who are obsessed with football, so when one of their birthdays rolls around, we know exactly what kind of party to throw! Football everything! These fun football party ideas could be used for a kids football birthday party or for a Super Bowl party or any other football party you want to throw!
Football Party Ideas:
We had a ton of fun pulling together all of these fun, easy football party ideas-from decorations to invitations, treats to party favors, if you want to throw a football party, we’ve got you covered!
Football Party Invitations:
How much fun is it to make your invitations look like tickets to a football game?
Here’s a football party invitation template that you can use and customize for your own party.
To use this, right click and save it to your computer. Then, open in a photo editing program (like PicMonkey) and add your own text. Need help with how to do that? We’ve got a tutorial here.
Football Party Decorations:
There’s lots of easy and fun ways to decorate for a football party. We used black foam board for a backdrop and added little green pennant flags. Then we added some fun touches.
Our favorite are these letters spelling out Game Day!
And they’re easy to make!
- Scrapbook Paper (Hobby Lobby had that cool paper that looks like a football and even feels like one!)
- Metal Letters (at the craft store)
- Glue or tape
All you need to do is trace the letter on the back of your scrapbook paper. Make sure that your letter is face down on the scrapbook paper’s back. Trace around it, cut it out and glue or tape it to your metal letters:
We also added some fun touches like this cute football paper lantern from Oriental Trading:
Football Party Treats:
You’ve got to have some fun treats at a football party right?
We made a fun Game Day popcorn to celebrate the big game:
It’s SO yummy! We made it with green and brown M&Ms to look like football colors, but you could also make it with your team’s colors! Here’s the recipe:
Game Day Popcorn Recipe:
- 2 bags of cooked microwave popcorn
- 2 sticks of butter (1 Cup)
- 1/2 C light Karo syrup
- 1 1/3 C sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 small (7 oz.) container of marshmallow fluff
- 2-3 C mini marshmallows
- Colored M&Ms
Cook your popcorn. Try to remove as many un-popped kernels as possible. Set this aside in a large bowl.
On the stove in a small pan, mix your Karo syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla over medium high heat until it boils. Boil for 1 and a half minutes.
Stir in the marshmallow fluff until totally melted.
Pour this over your popcorn and mix and mix until it’s all coated. Let it cool for 3-5 minutes, then add the marshmallows and mix them in. Top with M&Ms.
Let it sit for a couple of hours before eating for best results!
Football Party Cupcakes:
Cupcakes are a must for most parties for us. What makes these special are the simple little chocolate footballs on top.
Want to make some of these? Here’s how:
- Melting chocolate-brown and white
- Sandwich baggie
- Silpat mat or wax paper (affiliate link)
Heat up your melting chocolate (the brown first). Once it’s totally melted, pour it into your sandwich baggie and snip off just the very tip of the bag (just a tiny bit).
On your Silpat mat or wax paper, pipe the shape of a football and fill it in. As it begins to set up you can smooth it out a little with the tip of your baggie.
Once it is hardened, peel it off your Silpat mat and flip it over. Then heat your white chocolate, put it in a baggie and pipe the stripes. Ours were VERY not perfect but still looked cute.
Then just make cupcakes and pipe frosting on and add your little footballs!
Football Party Drinks:
Another fun idea for your football party is to make your drinks cute! We simply used our scrapbook paper to create drink wrappers. Then we wrapped a whistle around the top of the bottle. We also have drink wrappers that you can print and use here.
Football Party Favors:
Want to have some fun party favors for the guests? We’ve got several fun football party favor ideas-use one or use them all!
Inside we put candy, mini footballs and little notebooks and chalk. We used Silhouette chalkboard vinyl on tiny little notebooks to make them play books.
We also made these cute party poppers!
Love these! Aren’t they cute?
- Paper Towel roll or toilet paper roll (if using paper towel, cut it in half)
- Brown tissue paper
- Football scrapbook paper
- White paper (sticker paper is ideal) or vinyl for the stripes
To make these, cut a piece of tissue paper so that is about 2 inches wider than the toilet paper roll and big enough to wrap around the toilet paper roll about twice.
Roll it around and tie one end with string. Fill it with candy and then tie off the other end.
Cut your scrapbook paper to exactly the width of your toilet paper roll and just enough to wrap around it just more than once. Roll it around and tape it.
Cut your white sticker paper to make the stripes and put them in place and you’re set!
You can also get these cute football favor boxes from Oriental Trading. Fill the with favors or fill them with food, either way, they’re fun!
We also found these fun football suckers at Zurchers and used them as favors (plus they looked cute on the table).
Have FUN throwing your party!
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