5 Football Party Ideas that Will Score Big

Is your favorite time of the year football season? You’re not alone! Game day is the perfect excuse for a get-together. These five football party ideas will make throwing a bash in your NYC apartment easy and fun. Go team!

Is your favorite time of the year football season? You’re not alone! Game day is the perfect excuse to gather your friends together and cheer on your favorite team. Here are five football party ideas that will score big at your next get-together.

1. Display Your Team Colors

This isn’t just any party, so put your team colors front and center! Colorful paper plates and napkins are just the beginning. Check your local dollar store for inexpensive balloons, koozies, tablecloths, and more. If you want to go all-out, why not set up a football-themed photo booth? Create a simple backdrop with streamers or a bed sheet and add a few simple props (footballs, helmets, pom-poms, etc.). Etsy is a great source for inexpensive, printable photo booth props, which can be customized using your teams colors.

Football Party Ideas: Display Team Colors

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2. Give Everyone a Good View

There’s nothing more frustrating than missing a big play, so make sure every guest can see the TV. If you have a small New York apartment, this can be a little tricky. Before your guests arrive, survey your home and gather extra chairs, benches, ottomans, and even floor pillows. Test out each seat for maximum visibility and make adjustments, if necessary.

3. Score with Great Food

A great football party isn’t complete without amazing food! Football Sunday can get rowdy, so keep the spread casual and easy to serve. Individual servings of classic favorites make it easy for your guests to grab a bite and get back to the game — think sliders or little cups of dip. Dress up your food with these free football party printables. Take it easy on yourself, too. As your guest list grows, so does your food preparation time. Don’t be afraid to ask guests to bring a dish, pick up pre-made snacks from the grocery store, or even order takeout. Need more inspiration? This roundup of 50 Football Party Recipes will make your mouth water.

Football Party Ideas: Serve Great Food

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4. Encourage Guests to Show Their Team Spirit

Sure, everyone will wear their favorite jersey or T-shirt, but why not kick things up a notch? A few fun props will break the ice and get guests talking. Set out mini footballs, face paint, foam hands, and pom-poms. You could even give out a mystery prize (a plastic trophy filled with candy, perhaps) for the guest who displays the most team spirit!

5. Keep Kids Occupied with Crafts and Games

Four quarters can feel like an eternity to kids with short attention spans, so keep them busy playing games or making a craft. Put out some board games or small toys. For kids who are more interested in the game, pass out football bingo cards. A classic team pennant is a simple craft kids will love. All you need is some inexpensive felt (check your local craft store), glue, and scissors. Create a sample pennant to get them started.

These five football party ideas will make throwing a bash in your NYC apartment easy and fun. Go team!

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