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Football season is a great excuse to get together with friends and family. When it comes to party time I like to pick simple foods and decor that will let me enjoy the company and the football game instead of being stuck in the kitchen for hours. I thought I’d share some of my tips for hosting simple football watch parties that can be put together at the last-minute.
First, and most importantly, let’s chat food because no party is complete without it. I am all about quick snack and meal options and this is especially necessary when trying to put together a last-minute gathering. Plus, easy food choices mean I can spend more time watching the football game and cheering on my favorite teams!
Simple snacks, like popcorn, chips, and pretzels, can easily be placed in bowls nearby where everyone will be watching the game. Another favorite of football fans everywhere- chicken wings- are an easy option when you choose “heat and serve” ones like Tyson® Any’tizers® Buffalo Style Bone-In Chicken Wings and serve them with celery sticks, ranch, and blue cheese dressing. Not only is this a simple option for the host, but finger foods like chicken wings are easy to eat while watching the game (just don’t forget the napkins!) For dessert, I love serving cookies or brownies in the shape of footballs. A little white icing for laces and it’s a quick themed treat!
When it comes to decorations I keep things simple by buying football themed tableware that I pair with my large variety of football themed decor I keep out from August through February. I also love decorating with my team colors (Chicago blue and orange all the way!!) Having football themed party supplies on hand means that you will be ready to entertain guests whenever the opportunity arises.
Another tip I have for hosting a simple football get-together is to have something for the non-fans to do. Personally, I can’t imagine anyone NOT liking football but I know those people exist lol. Adults who aren’t interested in the game will probably just enjoy chatting with each other but setting out some simple games and crafts for the kiddos is always appreciated. The simplest football craft that can be made with materials on hand are stuffed paper bag footballs. Children can draw two large football shapes on paper bags and then staple the edges together, leaving a small opening to stuff the inside of the football with crumpled newspaper before stapling it closed.
What tips do you have for hosting a last-minute football party? I’d love to hear so chat with me on social media- Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.