Football Themed Party: How to Make It Unforgettable

When you live in North Texas, you need to know how to throw a football themed party. That’s what fall is all about in this part of the country: football, friends, and those Friday night lights. Check out these tips for throwing a winning football bash.

When you live in North Texas, you need to know how to throw a football themed party. That’s what fall is all about in this part of the country: football, friends, and those Friday night lights. Before you rally up some fans to watch the game at your house, check out these tips for throwing a winning football bash.

Set the Tone

If you’re hosting a real-deal party and not just an impromptu gathering of friends, make it feel that way by sending out formal invitations. Ask everyone to wear team colors, which in Dallas, aren’t always blue and white for the Cowboys. In case you didn’t already know, high-school football is huge here. Your football themed party doesn’t necessarily have to be tied to an NFL game.

Elevate Your Game-Day Grub

Texans love ladling some queso out of a giant crockpot, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only food that’s fit for football season. Treat your guests to some gourmet bites at your next football themed party. Consider offering epicurean toppings such as oven-roasted kale or Greek yogurt for their Texas-style chili. And when it comes to veggies, skip the store-bought tray and serve up a fresh, home-cooked option such as crunchy baked Brussels sprouts or carrots and homemade hummus.

Incorporate Some Fun

Don’t just invite people over to kick back in front of the TV — provide ways for guests to mix and mingle. Many people attend football parties to socialize, not just watch the game, so arrange chairs on your patio or in your kitchen in a way that invites conversation. Think about creating a pool for light betting or have some party games out for guests to partake in.

Dish Out the Football Favors

Party favors aren’t just for kids’ parties. Make your bash one to remember by handing out creative favors at the end of the game. These could include anything from custom-wrapped candy bars to mini footballs. People always love food, so anything homemade such as cookies or brownies are sure to be a hit with the crowd. Popcorn is a smart choice, too. It’s easy to switch up the flavors depending on whether you want sweet or savory.

Football season in Texas is unlike anywhere else in the country. When those Friday night lights start shining, make sure you’re prepared for a football party that will have all your friends cheering — and wanting to watch the big game at your house.

Image Source: Flickr/Anders Ruff Custom Designs

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Audrey Sellers is an award-winning, Dallas-based writer and editor with a background in marketing and promotions. She’s a former magazine editor turned blogger who’s a pro at crafting all kinds of engaging content: blog posts, case studies, feature stories, social media content, and more. When her fingers aren’t flying on her laptop, she’s busy not relaxing with her husband and two young kids.

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