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Great Football Season Party Ideas Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

Football season is upon us, and we watch parties in many homes across the Suncoast. Sure, most rabid fans have many traditions, from the clothes they wear to the foods they serve at watch parties for their favorite sport, as this is a great time to get people of many ages together, from friends to just a neighborhood party and might be looking some ideas to freshen up the gathering. Here are a few new ideas you might want to interject into the football parties this year and make these events memorable.

Make it a “Tailgate”

You might not be lining up outside the stadium, but you can recreate the tailgate atmosphere. Make it a neighborhood affair, with food stations set up in different driveways — bonus points if you actually have a truck or van to decorate and load up with food. This could easily become a fun yearly tradition. Try these 20 winning tailgating tips.


Football Cupcakes

Turn any regular tray of cupcakes, either homemade or store-bought, into the perfect sweet treat by making your printable football-themed cupcake wrappers. We found many amazing cupcake recipes you can try for these parties or other gatherings HERE.

Football hamburgers
Photo courtesy of Best Friends for Frosting

Football Hamburgers

Up your game (all puns intended) with these amazing burger ideas. Burgers are always a hit for hearty appetites, and these football burgers are definitely dressed to impress with that little extra flare. Make football-shaped patties, pair them with hoagie rolls, and then deck them out with cheese to take the trophy home.

Cheesy Meatball Sliders

These meatball sliders are fun to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini Hawaiian rolls, they have a hint of sweetness to balance out all the wonderful Italian seasonings. This recipe is courtesy of Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Society19

Simple and Neutral Football Decor

These football decorations stick to simple neutral tones, using brown football patterns on just about everything. This is one of the football party ideas that are perfect when you are throwing a kickoff party last minute. Just get some wooden display crates, a DIY backdrop, bread bowls, pretzels, and football party favors!

Competitive Games for the Win

There’s just something about king-size classic family games that makes them way more fun to play. And tailgate parties are the perfect place to show off your giant games in glory. Whether you stack up giant Jenga, take a shake at oversized Yahtzee, set up colossal Connect Four or play to be a super-sized checkers champ, you can bet every other tailgate will want to join in on the big-time fun.

Ready – set – party! Have you found some new ideas for your next gathering? No matter the team you cheer for, you can make amazing foods and decor to enjoy all the watch parties this year. We promise that these events will be memory-making endeavors no matter the big game’s outcome. Have a great football season, Suncoast; happy watching!

Feature photo courtesy of Deposit Photos

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