NFL Football Kick Off Party + FREE Printables!

Whoa! Is it really time? Is it September 4th yet? Ok, so we have a week to go before the official start of the NFL season! We have some fan-tastic ideas to kick the season off right. With a super fun and always exciting NFL Football Kick-off Party! Are you ready for some football!?!?!?

We are huge football fans at our house! Go, Cowboys! The start of the football season is always exciting and such an adrenaline rush for the guys and girls alike. Getting everyone together every Sunday … umm Monday and Thursday now too… to watch the game, have some great food and cheer on our favorite teams. But the first day of the new season is even more exciting because it is officially official! It doesn’t really matter who is playing, sure it helps if you are a fan of that team, but to watch a game and know that the fall season is here. Yes, folks, let’s face it fall is here! Or at least right around the corner haha we are going to have a 90-degree weekend for Labor Day. But it’s coming! I know it’s coming.

Here are some great tips and ideas for throwing the perfect NFL Football Kick off Party!

1. Seating!  Always have plenty of room and seating for everyone. You can never go wrong with having extra chairs around.  If you’re having a lot of people over for the game, why not make it an outdoor event? Grab your projection screen and hike it outside in the grass. We haven’t made the purchase yet, but we have our eye on a pretty nice projection screen for the front porch area. This is the one we are looking at now
Elite Screens 100 Inch 16:9 Manual B Pull Down Projector Screen (49″Hx87″W) How cool would it be to sit outside on a nice fall night and watch a good game. I sure hope the neighbors are football fans, this could get loud!!

2. Dress the part! Have your fellow fans wear their favorite NFL Gear! It’s even more fun and entertaining when there is a little friendly trash-talking between friends over rival teams. Keep it clean now!

3. Decorate! A good football-themed party is a blast. There are so many cool football party decorations out, especially now with the season starting back up. If you don’t have access to a party store you can check out for some great deals on party favors and decorations.

Want to make your own party decorations?

Here are a few for your big game party!

Gameday Printables


Or you can check out my Gameday Pinterest board. It is loaded with plenty of NFL Football game day ideas and crafts to get you going. You are sure to find some inspiration here.

4. The Food! My favorite part … second to the actual game of course! I love love love planning a menu for a football or tailgating party. You really are only limited to your own budget. We have had very simple burgers and hot dogs at one event, and also had a big Lobster Boil at another. The possibilities are endless and they are all fabulous. Here are a few of my favorite things to serve at our football parties.

Barbeque ANYTHING! Check out these great GRILLING TIPS  to keep you on top of your game!

Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken




Honey Sriracha Chicken is the perfect mix of heat and sweet! A real crowd-pleaser.

Meatball Skewers




Meatball Subs on a Stick  – Quick & Easy! And virtually no mess. The kids will love these too.

Copycat KFC Coleslaw




Copycat KFC Coleslaw I am such a coleslaw snob! This version of the copycat recipe is by far the best! Well, according to this snob anyway!

Want to make it a lobster Party? Why not? Here are some great tips on cooking that succulent crustation! Mmmmm Lobster!

Why not have an Italian soda bar? There is so many different flavor combination when you make them at home. No one will leave disappointed.  Another hit with the kids too.

Looking for more football/tailgating foods? See all of our recipes HERE or you can Check out our Gameday board on Pinterest!

No matter how you celebrate the big game, always remember to have FUN! Get your friends involved and have a great time. Whatever you decide to do, I’m sure it will be a huge success! Make memories and live happily!

Are you ready for some football?

4 thoughts on “NFL Football Kick Off Party + FREE Printables!”

  1. My husband and I love football at our house too, especially the NFL! Football season does deserve good food and these look like good recipes. Thanks for the pintable’s to make a better party too! So glad you shared with us at The Home Matters Linky party. Please come back on Wednesday and share again!


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