If you missed the first kickoff of the official football season, don’t worry! You can still kick off the next big game with a fun football themed party. Grab your team colors and have a blast. Bring on the face paints and team jerseys. Warm up the foosball table. Practice your dart throwing abilities. Warm up your vocal chords and practice your cheerleading moves. These are some tips for a great game day blowout. Below are some great ideas to match your team colors. Just pick your team, invite your guests with party invitations shaped like footballs, rustle up some snacks and get the party started!
Red, White, Blue (Patriots, Giants, Texans, Titans, Bills)
These are probably the easiest colors with which to decorate for an event. Recycle some of the old Fourth of July decorations for a festive event. Check with the city before setting off any fireworks after a big win.
Snack Food Tip: Jello cups with whipped cream topping are easy ways to decorate with team colors as are cupcakes with red, white and blue icing.
Green, White, Gold, Black (Packers, Jaguars, Dolphins, Eagles, Jets)
Celebrate these mean green machines with style. Mardi Gras and Arbor Day decorations are great for celebrating football teams with green colors.
Snack Food Tip: Many companies provide green tortilla chips as the holidays approach. Stock up during the Christmas season and cash in for a great Super Bowl bash. What goes better with chips than guacamole?
Blue, White, Gold or Orange (Chargers, Rams, Bears, Broncos)
While blue and orange can be tricky colors for decorating, use some imagine with these team colors. Try decorating the table with some of the orange plates and napkins from Halloween parties. Throw in a splash of blue color with blue party decorations such as streamers, party favors, pom-poms and more.
Snack Food Tip: Pumpkin rolls are sweet treats made with cinnamon, cream cheese, and sweet pumpkin mix. The delectable treats make excellent orange additions to blue decorations. Don’t be afraid to serve these to people with a distaste for pumpkin as the sweet taste mimics gingerbread cookies, but do be aware of allergies.
Snack Food Tip: Blue punch and fruit drinks help quench game day thirst. Bowls of oranges make excellent centerpiece ideas and quick snacks!
Snack Food Tip: Try serving cheesy chips or a cheese platter next to sweets decorated with blue icing.
Red, Black, White or Gold (Falcons, Buccaneers, Cardinals, 49ers)
Face paints and team jerseys go a long way, but not quite as far as a tricked out viewing area decked out in these contemporary colors. Chair covers, tablecloths and napkins varying between the team colors make for a fun place to watch the game with friends.
Snack Food Tip: Licorice tastes great, doesn’t make a mess if excitedly spilled in the floor, and comes in red, black, or multicolored.
Red, White / Blue, White (Chiefs / Seahawks, Colts, Cowboys, Lions)
Oh what fun! Two colors with which to style your party. Thankfully, red and white or blue and white pair well for easy decorating.
Snack Food Tip: Cheering for the Chiefs? Try a hearty bowl of salsa with flour tortilla chips for a red and white treat. Red punch quenches the thirst that the salsa brings.
Snack Food Tip: It may not be Easter but boiled eggs dyed or swirled with blue food coloring make a fun treat for Blue and White fans. Try creating cakes or cookies with blue icing. Cookie cutters help form stars for Cowboys fans while tubes of icing bring out the artist for more difficult cake designs.
Purple, White, Gold (Vikings, Ravens)
Purple isn’t just for Barney fans. Kick off a rowdy game night fiesta with purple party balloons, streamers and more. Satisfy the need for white with sturdy paper plates next to purple party cups and purple napkins.
Snack Food Tip: Find great recipes for game day treats using purple foods such as plums, grapes, and others. Purple yam frosting recipes make the sweets a hit.
Dash of Black (Saints, Raiders, Panthers, Steelers, Bengals)
While these teams may have other dominant colors as well, go a little crazy by adding some black to the party. Football is all about ferocity, so put on your game face with black clothing, under eye makeup, black party supplies and more. Black and silver are very contemporary colors so finding party supplies in these colors is a breeze.
Snack Food Tip: Black icing is fun but try other great ideas such as deeper brown chocolates and chocolaty treats, licorice, black jellybeans, black bean pizza, and bring on the meat!
Brown, Orange / Maroon, Gold (Browns, Redskins)
These teams are rich in history. Gold is a symbol of wealth. Celebrate the wealth of talent on these teams with gold party decorations, gold jewelry, and colored foods.
Snack Food Tip: Bring on the bean dip!