The leaves are turning colors, the pumpkin-flavored everythings are back in stores, and you know it’s that time of year: football season! While the Superbowl is the king of football parties, it doesn’t happen until after the new year, but you can use these ideas to throw the best pigskin party on the block!

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Snack Stadium

Food is one of the easiest and fun ways to get creative for football party. If you’re planning on hosting a lot of people, why not build a snack stadium? These elaborate food creations have a little bit of everything. Sandwiches for the stadium, crackers and meats for the “fans”, dips and veggies for the playing field – anything is possible! While it may take you a bit of time to assemble such a smorgasbord, you won’t have to worry about running out of snacks!

Colorful Cocktails

Beer may be the king of game-day drinks, but nothing says you can’t show your team spirit with some creative (and yummy!) cocktails! Look to the competing teams for color inspiration, and don’t be afraid to serve them up in cool containers for self-service. If you can’t pick a team, try making a green cocktail with “goal posts”¬†or a crowd-pleasing punch from Food Network that’s a cinch to pull together.

Football Field Table

Just because you’re having a football party doesn’t mean it can’t look really cute! Creating a football field table is really easy with just a few supplies and directions on A Night Owl’s blog. Make multiple tables and have team-themed food on each, or make one for kids to play games on while the adults enjoy the big game on TV.

Keep Kids Entertained

Football parties are fun with adults only, but families want to attend parties together, so having some kids activities (with supervision, of course) is a great way to get more people to your party. If you created the football field table (above), why not let kids create goal posts from paper towel tubes or popsicle sticks and take turns “kicking” (really flicking with a finger) a paper football through the end zone? You can also use painter’s tape to create goal posts on an empty wall, and blindfold kids for some “Pin the Football on the Goal Post” action.

Want some help in creating a really memorable fall fete? Call the experts at An Inspired Affair today!