When football fans invade your house to watch the big game, you’ll want to be prepared. Not only will you need to fill their hungry bellies, but you’ll also want to create a football-inspired atmosphere that will get everyone in the mood to “encourage” their favorite players.
Decorate Your Home Field
What football fan can’t appreciate table décor? Get your team into the football mood with a homemade table runner. Craft Box Girls created a festive runner with some brown builder’s paper and a permanent marker.
Mason jar utensil holders
If there’s anything more important to a football fan than a table runner, it’s a utensil holder. So, if you’re looking to decorate your table or counter with some football-themed Mason jars, then you’re in luck. Mason Jar Crafts demonstrates how to turn plain jars into festive décor. By painting the outside of these jars, the simple household item becomes a football field, a referee, a playbook, and a football.
Tie up the whole gameday look with a football banner that will let everyone know, this is where we watch football. Whether you create a banner with a football color scheme, like this one from Oh Julia Ann, or go with hues that pay homage to your favorite team, you can’t go wrong.
Feed Your Team
Once you’ve created the perfect football ambiance, it’s time to create some delicious snacks that will fill up your hungry game-watchers, and give them the stamina to make it through all of the commercials. B-Inspired Mama created some cupcakes especially for a football gathering. Not only do they look tasty, but they also go along with the theme.
No gameday spread is complete without some salty snacks. You’ll feel like you’re at the stadium when you make some homemade pretzel bites and cheese sauce like this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. And if you’d like a little more spice to go with your salty treats, then try these Individual Seven-Layer Dips from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.