Super Bowl Party!
Plan a Super Bowl Party, Football Party or Tailgating Party
with these Football Party Supplies, Ideas, Invitations
and Party Favors!
Decorations and Supplies
Games and Activities
Tailgating or Football Party Recipes
Super Bowl Party Tips
Football Party Supplies:
Create invitations that look like game tickets, include party kick off time, seat number, car
location, etc. You can create these yourself on your computer.
Attach a real game ticket to
your printed card invitation.
inflatable football to your guests, with the details written with
marker. They inflate the football to get the details!
Cut a football shape out of construction
paper and use fancy markers and make laces with string or yarn.
Send them a
Football clacker or a
Football whistle with the party info attached with a piece of paper.
Use green tote bags filled
with white shred and glue football nametags on each bag and write the
Fill gift bag with:
Football Beads, Pencils,
NFL tattoos, Water Bottles,
Football Folding Fans, and
Give guests tickets to a
football game, football trading cards, a football Trivia book, favorite
football team paraphernalia,
velour football hats with guest's name, jerseys
with guest's name, rooter rattles,
pom poms, # 1 foam hands, seat cushions and sports towels.
Imprint custom car flags for everyone to attach to their car
Football Clackers, Football Bead Necklaces,
Pens and Pencils, Football Pillows, Football
Whistles, Football Mugs...
Use tableware, skirts and table covers
designed for the Superbowl.
Use tableware and party goods in your favorite
Decorate your party room with your
favorite team's party kits!
Set up a goal post in your
parking lot, backyard, frontyard, etc or create football goal posts and
hang on opposite walls.
Divide guests into teams with
different colors. Ask your guests to dress in team colors. Also, assign each guest a player
number. These numbers can be used for games, raffles, door prizes.
Mini Football bowls and serve dry food in them.
Make centerpieces out of pipe cleaners, shape them into goal posts and
place them on fake grass
surrounded with mini footballs.
Luau theme tailgate party – or other
appropriate theme – change your theme with each tailgate. Don't be afraid
to choose a seasonal theme, e.g. a Thanksgiving theme tailgate.
Play touch football. Have a
tournament and play other sports games.
Football Trivia (see our Super
Bowl party tip for questions)
Play game pools – who
will get the first touch down, what song will the cheerleaders do a
dance to, etc.
Do the pick a square game/pool
(see our Super Bowl party tip for more information)
Use cheer phones to catch the
football in the cheer phone game, etc.
Have a tailgating king and
queen – sash, tiara, crown, etc. – make them wear it into the game.
Get face paint to let guests color faces in
Split the group into two teams
and see who can come up with the best cheer
You can never have too much
food at a Super Bowl Party. A simple tip is to keep the menu simple
to keep you out of the kitchen. Try a "Pot Luck". Or,
create food that is based on the local cuisine of the two teams.
Have a second TV set up during the party.
Have Pom poms, cheerphones, mini footballs, glow in
the dark wearables, and noisemakers around or everyone. These also make
great party favors to send home.
Have face paint available for when your guests arrive: Encourage them to
show their loyalty to their favorite team.
Plan a few friendly game
wagers to make the party fun for everyone, fans and partiers. Select
wagers that require little or no football knowledge.
Host a football trivia game at half time.
Create your own football field
serving center right at the party using artificial grass turf and masking
tape. Setting up your own football fanatic mood isn't difficult or costly!
Add real life football props in your decorating to complete the look. An
upside down football helmet makes a terrific serving bowl for chips or
other dry snacks.
Balloons! Purchase a ton of balloons in the colors of the two competing
Super Bowl teams. Allow the fans of the winning team to "burst the
bubble" of the fans of the opposing (losing) team...let them pop the balloons in
the opponent's colors each time their team scores.
Wear your team colors and get there early!
Make a checklist of items to take with you, including a first aid kit, sun
block, plenty of ice, paper products (cups, plates, napkins, etc),
condiments, plastic utensils and damp towels (or wet wipes) in storage
bags for cleaning up and wiping off sauces. Don't forget garbage bags too!
May be a good idea to bring your own roll of toilet paper too, in case
they run out in the port-a-lets!
Freeze bottled water and use in cooler in place of loose ice. Prevents food from getting wet from
melting ice and provides you with
cold water for after the game!
If you're grilling, allow at least 30 minutes for the charcoal to get hot
and make sure your food is ready to eat 1 to 2 hours before the game.
This gives you plenty of time to eat, clean up and still get to the game
If you don't have enough time to grill at your tailgating party, then
bring fried chicken, wings, lunch meat and
cheeses, deli sandwiches, potato salads, cookies and brownies!
Always clean up before you leave.
Keep everyone at your Super Bowl bash
entertained with activities that aren't just for sports nuts! Even if you
don't know the difference between a quarterback and a cornerback, these
activities will keep everyone cheering. Plus, many don't even require you to
leave the recliner!
Scoring squares game! Draw a grid with 121 squares (create one in your
spreadsheet software) on a piece of paper. At the top of the
paper, number the squares 0 to 9. Be sure to leave the square in the
upper left-hand corner blank. Label the numbers at the top "NFC Team
Score". Number the squares on the left 0 to 9, again leaving the
square in the upper left-hand corner of the page blank. Label this the
"AFC Team Score". Have each guest pay $5 (or whatever fee you choose;
the bigger the fee, the bigger the winner's pot!) and sign his or her
name in a square. The numbers at the top and bottom represent the last
digit (or only digit for scores under 10) of the NFC or AFC team's
score. At the end of the game, the person whose name lines up with the
numbers that match the score wins the pot! For example, if the final
score was Bengals (AFC team) 27, 49ers (NFC team) 10, the person who
bought the square that corresponds with the 0 at the top and 7 on the
left wins! You can award prizes at the end of each quarter, half, or end
of game. Decide ahead of time which way to play it.
* For adult parties where no one is driving home, you can turn this into a
drinking game. Instead of paying for the squares, every time the game goes
to commercial, whoever's name that is in the square that matches the
scoring above, takes a drink (or can be the one to designate someone else
to drink, whichever way you decide to play it).
each player a bag, stadium cup, or a cheer phone labeled with their name. Fill the
bag with 10 small items (candy, chocolate, little favors). Let players know at the start
of the game exactly when the game will be ending—this game can be played
throughout an entire party or just at half time if you so choose. The
object of the game is to catch fellow players saying one of the following
words or phrases:
QUARTERBACK, BALL, TOUCHDOWN,
PASS, SUPERBOWL, TEAM
To help players, post the words
prominently where they can be seen often. If someone is caught
saying one of the words on the list, that person has to give up an item from their stash. The player with the biggest haul of goodies at the end of
the game is the winner! This game is always a huge hit.
FOOTBALL TRIVIA QUIZ –
Create a trivia quiz related to football—Hall of Famers, Super Bowl's of
the past, today's hottest college and NFL teams, and even a few general
Throwing a Super Bowl Party calls for some seriously hearty
comfort food! Fill a table with easy to eat goodies, or ask all your guests
to bring their own mid-winter favorite appetizer or dessert…a perfect party
for a potluck! Use disposable paper/plastic goods so that cleanup will be
food simple, but plentiful.
Great football food includes chicken wings, chicken strips (with dipping sauces), meatballs (Swedish or BBQ), mini
whole water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, nachos, or an assortment of
sandwiches made on mini buns (about 3-4 bite size).
Make as much ahead of time as possible. Store hot items in a warming tray, or
in an oven set at 200 degrees until ready to eat.
Cut slices of pumpernickel
bread out in the shape of footballs using cookie cutters. Make mini Rueben
sandwiches by adding corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand
Island dressing. Garnish the "footballs" with shredded mozzarella cheese
placed on the sandwiches to resemble laces.
Scatter several bowls of
munchies around the areas where your guests will be watching the
game…Chips, pretzels, nuts, M&Ms, popcorn, Chex Mix.
and cookies, made into football shapes, or make a football cake using Wilton's™
"First and Ten" Football pan. It comes with easy to follow
Label foods with football
This party calls for beer, pop, mineral
water, punch, and coffee…nothing hi-brow! Make sure that you have plenty of
ice on hand - usually one pound or ice per adult guest.
Football Cake Recipes
Pillsbury Football Cake Recipe
Fabulous Foods Football Field Cake
Football Cake Decorations
back to Themes Page
ReasonToParty has your Football
Party Supplies, Tailgating
Party Supplies and Super
Bowl Party Supplies