In the fall, weekends are all about football where Saturdays and Sundays are spent cheering on your alma mater or the hometown team. You’ve been waiting all summer for the season to start - what better way to celebrate and watch the games than with an awesome poolside party?  We've got some great ideas to throw a great poolside party with your family and friends!

Delicious Recipes

Pigskins 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

Football Shaped Appetizers on the Big Green Egg Grill

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!

Get the recipe here.

Gridiron Activities

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.  Pump up the challenge and move this game to the pool with a WAHU Waterproof Football.

Floating Pool Pong

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

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!

Courtesy of Cornhole America

Football-Themed Cornhole Board


Football Field Table Cloth

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.

Photo Credit: Karin Lidbeck-Brent

Football-Themed Solo Cups

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.

Photo Credit: Fab Everyday

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