Fun Football Party Theme Ideas

You don’t have to have a Super Bowl to throw a football party. You can party anytime your favorite team plays. Depending on the weather, you can have your party outside or inside. You can tailgate or celebrate at home. Football birthday parties are tons of fun for kids too. Here are some ideas you can use.


  • Chili Cook Off Party
    • Have guests bring their best homemade chili for a chili cook off during the game. Have a winner for best overall, hottest, and most interesting.
    • Serve football shaped corn bread muffins with the chili.
    • Don’t forget the homemade cinnamon rolls.
  • Tailgate Party
    • For a great tailgate party, whether it’s at the stadium or at your home, you’ll need  a pick-up truck and some great decoration ideas. Of course you can always decorate with your favorite team in mind, but add some little details as well. Use black and white stripes on table cloths, napkins, plates, and accessories to represent the referees. Add pom-poms to represent the girls on the sidelines too!
    • Head to this website for great tailgating food ideas: 50+ recipes.
  • Birthday Party for Kids
    • Decorations should be kid friendly and fun.
    • Use Gatorade water bottles stuffed with goodies inside for party favors.
    • Make a mini football toss game and use mini nerf footballs to play.
    • Serve drinks from a large drink cooler.
    • Serve hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats, popcorn, peanuts, and sno-cones at a homemade concession stand. Or serve Tacos in a Bag.
    • Provide fun football props like helmets, referees, a loyal fan, etc. for a photo booth.
    • Make gameday Bingo game cards with words that are used or things that happen during the game, and either play a game of football, or watch a game of football to play Bingo.
    • Another fun game is a Football Hunt. Purchase different types of football items and hide around the house. Send the kids to look for the items.
  • Food-Themed Ideas
    • Taco bars, Nacho bars, or Potato bars are easy to put together and taste great!
    • Favorite finger foods: wings, chips and dips, cheese and crackers, cheese balls, popcorn are traditional football foods.
    • Crock pot ideas: hot dogs, pulled pork, little smokies, meatballs, sloppy joes, barbeque anything cooks well in crock pots.
    • Try these Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs for your party.
    • Ribs are always a hit.
    • Serve various types of sliders.
    • Kebabs or Skewers of any kind do well with football fans too.

Football parties are always tons of fun when you have food, fans, friends, and family! Of course, it’s even better when your favorite team ends up winning the game. Then, you can plan an after-the-game celebration!

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