Football season is finally here, and it’s time to get your 2023 football party! Whether you’re hosting a tailgate party or throwing the ultimate football viewing party, we have plenty of football party ideas to help you get your game face on.
When does football season start?
The NFL season typically kicks off in September.
How long is football season？
The NFL season will last until February, with playoffs that can go into early March if you’re lucky enough to make it that far!
10 football party ideas to kick off the season
Football season is finally here and it’s time to put your party planning skills to the test. Nothing brings friends and family together like old-fashioned themed football games, so we’ve rounded up some amazing football party ideas that will have everyone cheering. From tailgate-inspired eats and decor to DIY projects, we’ve got everything you need to throw an unforgettable game day celebration.
Send themed invitation
Football party is all about fun and excitement — so why not kick things off with an invitation that lets everyone know how excited you are? Whether you’re sending it electronically or putting together traditional invitations, there are a lot of ways to get creative with your football party invites. Here are a few ideas:
Use photo editing software like Canva to create custom graphics of helmets, players and more. Send them out as jpeg images or PDFs so guests can print them at home or at local copy shops.
Create a Facebook event page for your party using the Facebook Event tool. You can add photos, videos, and other details that will help people know what to expect when they arrive at your home on game day. The best part? It automatically sends out RSVP notifications so you won’t have to worry about forgetting anyone!
Football party decorations
The easiest way to get your guests in the mood is by decorating with football decorations.
If you want something simple, but effective, try using plates with pictures of football players on them. You can find these at Joyfy store or even just print out pictures from the internet and glue them onto paper plates! The best part about this idea is that it is cheap and easy to do yourself!
Another fun football party decoration idea is a football-themed table cover. Show your team spirit with a table cover that features the logo of your favorite football team. Football table covers are great for tailgating and watching the game at home and in restaurants.
They are a great way to decorate your house for the big game and will make your party stand out above the rest! Hang them from a ceiling fan, over a door or in window. The possibilities are endless!
These cups are sure to be a hit with all of your guests! They are the perfect way to enjoy a cold drink whilst watching the big game. These cups come in a range of different styles, including classic football and even soccer themed, so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes. With such a wide selection of beautiful designs, it’s easy to find just the right football-themed cup!
Football Paper Napkins
These football paper napkins are perfect for tailgating, game day parties, and even casual entertaining. Use them to add a touch of football flair to your table setting or buffet. You can even use them as decorative pieces for your food!
Fun football party favor
The Squeeze Foam Football is a great party favor for a football-themed event. It is easy to squeeze and will bring endless fun for your party.
Football-themed goody bags are the perfect way to send your guests home with some fun toys and treats. You can fill them with everything from mini footballs, whistles, stickers, bouncy balls and more.
Make it a tailgate
Probably the most popular type of football party is the tailgate. Tailgating is an American tradition that involves picnicking and partying before or after a sporting event. The idea is that people bring food and drink (and sometimes even live animals) to their cars, park in lots near the stadium, then set up tables outside their vehicles for eating and drinking.
You can host your own tailgate with friends or family members before or after any sports game — whether it’s college football or NFL, soccer or basketball — just as long as there’s some kind of sport involved!
Set out football food labels
Football party food labels are a fun way to add some pizzazz to your food table. They can be printed out on cardstock or purchased at a craft store. They make a great decoration for your food table!
Design a football field party table
Make sure your guests know what team they are rooting for by setting up a football field table. This table can be easily customized to match any team colors or theme. To create this look, start with a white tablecloth and use stadium tape to create stripes on the tablecloth (in your team colors), using blue for the end zone and yellow for the field lines. Use ribbon in your team colors to create goal posts at each end of the tablecloth and add silver stars along each side of the field line, near each end zone. These represent yard lines on a real football field! Add a couple of cardboard cutouts of players at each end zone and place them behind silver foam boards with their names written on them .
Take football star photos
f your guests are big fan of football, he will love taking photos with his favorite players. Make sure you have enough digital cameras to go around so everyone can take photos with their favorite players and coaches. If you want something more original, try renting helmets and pads for each guest who wants to dress up as a player on their favorite team.
Create a football word scramble
For this game, you’ll need a whiteboard and markers, as well as plenty of paper and pens. You can also use sticky notes if you don’t want to write on the board.
First, write all the letters of the alphabet on separate pieces of paper. Then, number them 1-26 in order so they are ready to be placed in rows on the whiteboard or chalkboard.
Next, write down 26 words that have something to do with football (or whatever sport you’re watching). For example: touchdown, first down, field goal, interception and penalty kick are all great words to put in this list.
Now it’s time for your guests to guess what word each letter represents by writing each letter next to its corresponding number (for example: A = 1st down). The first person who guesses all 26 words correctly wins!
Do a mini football Toss
This is a great game for smaller kids or those who don’t have much space available. All you need is a large piece of cardboard and some small bean bags or balls (you can use tennis balls or even ping pong balls). Set up two lines at opposite ends of where you’re throwing from and have each player take turns tossing their ball toward the other line. The first person who catches one wins!
Have food on the field
Food is always an important part of any party (or any gathering really), so why not make sure food has a place in your football party? You can set up tables around the perimeter of where people are playing games so that they can pick up snacks easily as well as refill drinks whenever necessary. This will keep everyone happy because they won’t have to go far from where they stay.
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