In the fall, your weekends are all about football. Whether you are a college football fanatic or a die-hard NFL fan, this is what you live for. You’ve been waiting all summer for the season to start- what better way to celebrate than with an awesome patio party? The air is getting cooler so it’s the perfect time for an outdoor celebration. Here are some ideas to throw a great party at home with your family!

Recipes for Delicious Food

Pigskin in a Blanket

This football-themed treat is a great centerpiece for your celebration! It is simple to make and adds a new design to a widely-loved snack. Just add some condiments for touchdown-worthy snacking!

Football-shaped Appetizers

Fooball Shaped Potato appetizer

You can’t have a party without food, and these appetizers are the perfect complement to your celebration. You can dress up these football-shaped potatoes any way you like them, so get creative. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make these scrumptious treats on your Big Green Egg!

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Passing Practice Tarp

football passing practice tarp

This game is the perfect combination: easy to make and hours of fun! All it requires is a tarp, some scissors and duct tape. Kids and adults alike will enjoy challenging themselves in this friendly competition. We suggest giving each participant 10 tries to see how many points they can rack up.

 Pong Pool Float

beer pong pool float

Combine the fun of hanging out in the pool with one of the most fun tailgating games ever invented. The Nash Margaritaville floating pong is the perfect addition to your party. The game side is designed for hours of fun, while the reverse side can be used as a lounger. 3 solar charged LED light lets you take the pong gaming action into the night so the party never ends. The heavy-duty PVC body is built to last all season.

Football Themed Cornhole

football themed cornhole boards

Cornhole America

Cornhole is a hugely popular tailgating activity. The rules are simple but the game is deceptively hard. You can get custom cornhole boards with any color, team logo or design. If you are feeling intrepid you can even make them yourself. The best part is that all ages can play!


DIY Floating Pirate Ship

floating pirate ship

You don't have to leave your backyard to set sail for the high seas! This floating pirate ship is a great addition to your pool. Use it as a decoration to root for the Buccaneers or another team! The best part is, you can make it your own. Change up the flag or colors to fit your fandom. The only limit is your imagination.

Outdoor Lighting

LED outdoor lighting

Use different colors to support your favorite team. The right outdoor lighting can take your patio from boring to Instragram-worthy in no time. You can hang festive lights anywhere- in a tree, by the pool, or around the edge of a house. They provide the perfect amount of light to keep the party going all night.  Go with an LED or solar-powered option, they will save you money over traditional bulbs. 

 Football Field Table Cloth

football field table cloth decoration

Photo Credit: Karin Lidbeck-Brent

This simple craft will transform any table into a football field. Experiment with different types of paper and colors to get the look you want. You can use it to display food, drinks, party favors and more.

 Football Solo Cups

football solo cups

Photo Credit: Fab Everyday

For an added touch, use some markers to transform ordinary drink cups into football cups. Preparing them couldn’t be simpler, but they could be the one thing that really puts your party over the edge.

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