The sweet, sweet season of football games is almost upon us. Whether you are a collegiate fan or prefer the pros, football is a fun game to enjoy with your friends; which is also a wonderful reason to have a party! To help kick off your football party season, we are here to help you with the small details that will make your party stand out.
Have your favorite team at your party
Here at Pinata Casa, we love every football team! But, we know that you have one particular team, college and professional, that you want to root for every weekend. You probably even a favorite player! Our football player pinatas and mascots stand a whopping 4 Ft. tall and hold 10 lbs. of candy! We can also create a specific football player just for you. Just let us know who your favorite team or player is, and we will make sure he comes to your party! If you are just a fan of the game in general, with no particular allegiance, than be sure to have one of our football pinatas!
Halftime is a perfect time to take a swing at a pinata, especially if your team is down. It can be a great way to take out any frustrations you have had for the past hour and half watching the score. And if your team is winning, then you can carry that good luck over to your pinata swinging skills. Once the pinata is busted, everyone will be ready for the second with a great stash of sweet and delicious candy.
The Classic Snacks
Football parties are not complete without a full food spread. Unlike a party menu with a unique and specific theme, this party menu can be all about your favorite foods! Your guests will come over expecting lots of great snacks. A lot of the well-known “football foods” can be easy to prepare. Some of the best choices are as simple as heating something up that can be found in the frozen section or ordering something to the house. When serving your guests, you want to provide them with food that is easy to grab and eat. Here are just a few suggestions we find to be great at a football party:
- Chips and dips
- Sub Sandwiches
- Hot Wings
- Hot Dogs
- Mozzarella Sticks
- Don’t forget the beer and soft drinks!!
Since this party that is all about the TV screen, try placing the food table off to the side of the sitting area, but close enough to see the TV. You don’t want to be the guest who blocks the view of great play because you were reaching in the middle to grab some nachos. With the food table in view of the TV, your friends will still be able to watch the game, but not visually block it from anyone else.
Tips for watching
Chances are that if you are having people over to watch the game, you are a big fan of a team. To make sure you don’t miss any great moments of the game, invite your friends over about 30 minutes to an hour before kick-off. Although this may seem a little early, this will give you time to catch up with everyone and your guest will be acquainted with the two main necessities they will need for the game: the locations of the food table and restroom.
Help everyone get in to the spirit of the game by having team memorabilia around and encouraging your guests to wear their favorite team’s clothing. Cheering for your special team is what football season is all about! Many teams have online stores where you can order everything from jerseys and banners to cups and plates. Deck your house out from top to bottom to spread that positive winning cheer!
Here's to a great football season!