Ready to kick off football season as a family this year?
Here are a few ways to celebrate your own Football Family Fun Night– complete with football-themed games, tailgating recipes, and do-it-yourself ideas for plenty of family fun.
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Tailgating In Your Own Backyard
Park the pickup truck beside the outdoor grill, load up your ice cooler with the kids’ favorite cold drinks, set out a few foldable chairs, and have a family-style tailgating event in your own backyard!
Grill a few hotdogs or hamburgers and play your own game of flag football or some of the other do-it-yourself games found at the bottom of this post.
Game Day Favorites
No game day is complete without a serving of your favorite finger foods and party dip. Here are a few tasty ones to try when the family decides to take the fun indoors–to watch the game on the big screen or play their own virtual football game together:
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings found @Flour on My Face
Spicy Artichoke Superbowl Dip found @A Day in Candiland
40+ Game Day Party Food Ideas found @It’s a Keeper
3 Ingredient Sausage Rotel Dip found @3 Boys and a Dog
And here’s a little sweet treat to keep the fun going, too:
Football Cupcakes via Marvelous Mommy
Other Football-Themed Ideas
Decorate indoors with inexpensive football party favors from Celebrate Express, or try your hand as some of these do-it-yourself games the kids will love to create:
DIY Tailgating Ring Toss Game found @Beneath My Heart
Pool Noodle Football Toss found @Organize Your Stuff Now
Make Your Own Cornhole Game found @My Frugal Adventures
Lego Football found @Fireflies and Mudpies
Just have fun because that’s the point–and kick off your football season making memories together in the comforts of your own home.
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Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
Thanks for including my football cupcakes! They were super easy to make and such a big hit!
Mitzi Smith says
thanks, Amy—They are adorable!!
Crystal Green says
These are some wonderful ways to enjoy a football family night. I have to admit Amy’s cupcakes look really adorable.
Mitzi Smith says
I know- Amy’s ‘sweet’ footballs are way cute!
Lara @ Methodical Living says
Those cupcakes look delicious! I’ll have to try out the recipe sometime. Thank you for sharing!
I’m going to give those cupcakes a try. I love theme parties!
This is such a fun idea! It would make a fun neighborhood party, too.
You have some wonderful ideas here – those cupcakes look delicious!
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
Oh, Cornhole! My neighbors made a homemade set. We’ve had a blast playing the game!
those cupcakes look awesome! Also I have never played corn hole but I have heard that it is very fun so I am going to have to check that out too!