Ideas for a Super Bowl Party
Super Bowl Decorations:
This usually is not an occasion where elaborate decorations are expected. These ideas may be helpful.
•Use a green table cloth or a green indoor-outdoor carpet on the table.
•Cut pendant shapes out of felt or paper. Apply team stickers or sayings such as “Go Team” or “Touch down”.
•Make pom poms. Buy crepe paper streamers in the team colors. Set a ruler on the table then unroll a strip 8 inches up to a foot long (depends on how big you want your pom poms). Now double back over the strip you just laid down. Repeat doubling back until you have enough strips to make a pom pom with. It can be as few as 6 layers. Cut off the crepe paper roll. Grab your strips in the middle and staple or tie together with a ribbon. Cut the ends so all are open. Then staple, glue or tie to a dowel or straw.
•Place whatever football items you may have around the room e.g. foam footballs, Number One foam finger, footballs, megaphones, etc.
•Purchase football theme paper plates and cups.
An easy way to decorate is to use printables.
•The little footballs here could be enlarged and names of dips printed on them. Or you could cut pendant shapes out of paper and glue to the toothpick.
• The other great printable featured in the link above are the sticker name tags for drinks, or you can create your own using clip art and printable stickers.
•I like the little pendants in this printable which can be used on toothpicks for sausage or other finger foods as dippers or enlarged and used as a decoration.
•These printables of jerseys, numbers and footballs make great decorations. This site also includes instructions for making and decorating goal posts.
When the teams are identified, do a search of printables that use the team logos.
You can do much of the above using card stock or construction paper. You can use simple coloring pages with pictures of jerseys, footballs and pendants for your template.
Super Bowl Party Fun Stuff
•Make penalty flags: Buy bright yellow fabric and cut into one foot squares. Grab each piece in the middle and pour some sand into the pocket. Place a rubber band just above the sand. You or your friends can toss them to call your own penalties.
•Ask your quests to come dressed in the colors of one of the teams.
•Play a Super Bowl trivia game. Divide into two teams. One person acts as referee and reads the questions. You can find trivia questions at the NFL site, here, and here.
•Commercial Bingo is a fun game. You can fill in the squares or have your guests fill in a blank grid. Items may be talking birds, a make of car, a brand of beer, talking mammal, talking reptile, a brand of chips, someone wearing face paint, and whatever else you can think of. This is played with the same rules as regular bingo.
•Another bingo type game involves what is happening during the football game. Here is a printable showing some of the options you could use or just print it out and use it. For the kids, you could use this picture bingo game.
Have a fun and successful Super Bowl Party!
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