Prepare your home for a football game party

Lindsay Mikrut

The start of football season has begun, which means Sunday game days are back in action—filled with football, food, and good company. If your home has been chosen as the hot spot to host football game days, you don’t have to worry this season.

Check out these tips for preparing your home for a great football party!

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Rearrange your furniture:

Help avoid any spills or crowding in your living room space (or whichever room you choose to host the game) by rearranging your furniture to create optimal space and easy foot traffic. With the intensity of the game as well as food and drinks in everyone’s hand, it’s best to try and keep the room as spacious as possible. Before the temperatures drop, you can also plan to host a few of the games outside in your back yardhelping to provide more space and less of a mess inside of your home.

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Set up a projector:

Setting up a projector turns any game on TV into an even better experience, especially when you have a large group of people over. With a bigger screen, everyone can watch the game without anyone/anything blocking their view.


Keep simple snacks on hand:

Keep snacks on hand, that way you won’t have to make any extra runs to the grocery store during the game. Look for any sales during the week that you can stash away for game day.

If your home is typically the place that people gather on Sundays to watch the game, you can even start a potluck, so everyone can help chip in! Keeping the snack ideas simple will make it easier on yourself and your guests when deciding what type of food to bring over.

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Fun games for half time

Half time can feel a lot longer than it is, especially with nothing to do to pass the time. It’s easy to keep the entertainment going with a few games to play during half time. Check out these Game Day Bingo Cards for a fun, but easy game idea for all to enjoy during half time.


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Decorate with team colors

Create a theme for your party based on the teams that are playing in the game. You can easily find decorations that work by simply choosing the team colors, your home will look festive for the party in no time. Be sure to find a place to store the decorations afterwards —you’ll most likely be able to reuse them for future parties!

Cheers to the beginning of football season! 

What recommendations do you have for hosting a football party at your home? 


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