8 Football Decorations That Will Make Your Super Bowl Party Stand Out (Slideshow)
January 26, 2017
Take your party to the next level by paying special attention to décor
Super Bowl Party Decorations
If you want to throw the ultimate Super Bowl party, it’s important to remember the details and the décor. To make your Super Bowl party as memorable as possible, feel free to embrace the kitschy side of life with a DIY concession stand, referee beer koozies, football-shaped foods, and more.
There are plenty of options for football-related merchandise: paper plates, football-shaped bowls, cups, napkins, plastic tablecloths, signs, and plastic football centerpieces. Those things are standard for any Super Bowl party. But, if you want to go above and beyond, the coolest football-themed item we spotted was a cooler. You can find a wide variety of themed coolers, from football fields to pigskins to helmets. Is it kitschy? Sure. But if you’re going to go throw a football party, you may as well go all in.
Please don’t charge guests $15 for a beer at your own Super Bowl party, but feel free to build your own concession stand. You can make this task as easy or hard as you want. You can simply hang a “concessions” banner above your buffet table or go all out and create a wooden structure, behind which you tend bar or serve up potato skins.
If you don’t want to have disposable drinkware at your party, you can still make your own football-themed beer mugs. The signature white laces of a football are so easy to replicate: simply use two stripes of white duct tape to form a football shape and smaller pieces for the laces. Tape the design onto a mason jar or beer mug, and you have a quick and easy Super Bowl mug.
If you want to go the extra mile for your Super Bowl party, turn your tables into football fields. It’s surprisingly easy to do. All you need is green felt (or a green plastic tablecloth) that’s large enough to cover your table, white duct tape, and cutout white numbers to mark every 10 “yards” on your table. Cover your table with the felt or cloth and tape it underneath your table so it’s taut. Then, create the yard markers with the duct tape and cutout numbers. To take this tablescape to the next level, build wooden risers to act as stands and place food on them.
Every event can benefit from the little bit of freshness that only flowers can bring to a room — even a football watch party. Instead of going all-out with football centerpieces, place flowers in the center of your table. Channel the NFL by using the red, white, and blue colors of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots in your floral arrangements.
Luckily for football fans, the oblong shape and laces of a football make it incredibly easy to replicate as food. And it’s an easy way to add edible décor to your Super Bowl party. You can make everything from pizza to cookies to chocolate-covered strawberries to deviled eggs in the style of a football. All you need to do is cut your food into an oval (or in the case of eggs, let them be), get creative with garnishes, and dig in.
A piñata may not be the first activity you think of when it comes to a Super Bowl party, but it can really be what gets the party started. This common party game will not only look festive hanging from your ceiling, but it can also provide a fun, alternative activity for guests who aren’t that into watching the big game. Fill your piñata with sports-themed candies, tiny plastic bottles of alcohol, and mini bottles of hot sauce for all of those chicken wings.
Referee Beer Koozie
Throwing a successful party of any sort comes down to the details. Don’t leave your drinks naked; instead, dress them up in black and white referee koozies. These amusing little trinkets will help keep guests’ beers cold and can double as a fun party favor that your friends can remember your party by.