27 Football Party Ideas [food, decor, games]


How to throw a touch down football party and make game day food that your football fan will love. I’ve also included easy decoration ideas, crafts and games. You and your sports fans are going to adore these weekend football party ideas and recipes!

These football party ideas include nachos, pizza sticks, pulled pork sliders, football cake, decoration ideas, games and more!

Football Appetizer

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Football Appetizer

1. These easy Kitchen Sink Nachos by Cans Get You Cooking use mostly canned food items so you can spend less time prepping food and more time enjoying the game.

2. Pepperoni cheese pizza rolled up into a hand held pizza stick by I Wash You Dry. Only 6 ingredients are used, there’s minimal prep and hardly any clean up.

3. These Apple Bacon BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders by Emily Bites are so quick and easy to make you’ll be surprised. Seriously! It’s all cooked in a crockpot. {smiling} They’re the perfect finger food that will fly off your table.

4. A cheeseball is a pretty traditional party food, especially when large groups of people are involved like during football season or super bowl Sunday. But, this recipe by Delish takes a regular cheeseball up a couple of notches. It’s kicked up a notch with crushed up pretzels, bacon and is shaped like a football.

5. These Pulled Pork Sliders with Crunchy Onions by Seven Clown Circus are so quick and easy to make you’ll be surprised. Seriously! The best thing about this recipe is that hardly any preparation is necessary so you can multitask while dinner is cooking. If you’re planning a Super Bowl party, game day or other gathering these sliders would make a terrific addition to your menu. They’re the perfect finger food that will fly off your table.

6. With the football season in full swing, this fun fruit-bowl helmet by Fruit Bouquets would make for some fabulous edible decor at your next game day event.

7. I’ll bet you were every bit as fooled as I was by this loaded nachos cake by How to Cake It. Chocolate cake is the base of the cake, frosted with a guacamole tinted buttercream frosting and loaded with sweet crispy tortillas, chocolate cheese and lots of candy.

8. Why serve an ordinary root beer float when you can serve it in a cool football decorated mason jar mug? Country Living shows you how to make football mason jars and penalty flag drink stirrers for the ultimate football float.

9. This impressive football-shaped Italian meringue buttercream and chocolate cake recipe by How to Cake It will have your party guests in awe! I seriously had to do a double take.

10. Wow your guests with these festive football cups served with white chocolate popcorn. This yummy recipe by Simple As That comes together quickly and only uses 4 ingredients.

11. 8 Game Day Appetizers for your next football party.



12. Make the ultimate snack stadium by Amy’s Party Ideas for your game day party using foam core board and football field table runner. All the cubbies are perfect for holding snacks.

13. Transform a drink tub with some faux suede fabric and white duct tape to make a football drink tub. An easy tutorial by Mom Endeavors.

14. Decorate your table with these 10 football-inspired centerpieces by HGTV. You can change up the colors to represent your favorite team.

15. A fun way to decorate your table for your football party and organize your utensils at the same time. Follow this diy tutorial by HSN to paint mason jars into referee stripes, a football, and chalkboard game plays.

16. Make placemats to decorate your football party using astroturf. This easy tutorial by Sugar & Cloth is perfect! Use white craft paint for the lines and numbers.

17. Kick off your game day party with a cute terra cotta pot referee centerpiece by An Alli Event. You’ll need some clay pots, masking tape, paint and googly eyes.

18. Make a pennant banner to decorate your football party using astroturf. It’s perfect! Salty Canary uses spray paint and stencils for the lines and numbers.



19. Make some noise with these fun diy football decorated cow bells by Joann. It’s a simple paint project that anyone can do.

20. How to knit a football. Use the free pattern and video tutorial by Studio Knit to make your very own.

21. Make a touchdown at your football party with these darling popcorn gift bags by Mom Fabulous. Regular brown lunch bags were used and decorated with white washi tape to resemble a football. Easy peasy!

22. Give your party spread the perfect backdrop with this football field tablerunner. You’ll love this easy no-sew tutorial by Your Everyday Family.



23. Kick off your Football Party with a fun game of bingo by Pretty Providence! Five marked squares in a row wins. Use little candy or pretzel pieces for place markers.

24. Kid Friendly Things to Do shares how to decorate brown plastic cups with white paint to decorate as footballs. If you don’t have a soft football to throw you can always use bean bags.

25. Cornhole is such a fun game that the whole family can play and enjoy! Here is a great tutorial by The Country Chic Cottage where you’ll learn how to make a mini-set yourself!

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26. Now that football season is here, here are some fun diy fabric coozies to make from Online Fabric Store. They fit on both cans and bottles.

27 Football Party Ideas [food, decor, games]

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