13 Creative Football Party Ideas For The Gang

There’s that little chill in the air again and that can only mean one thing – football season is finally here. Are you hosting your own game day or Superbowl party? Or, maybe you are throwing a birthday party for your favorite football fan. Either way, you’ll want to check out these 13 creative football party ideas for the gang.

While we have you in the huddle, keep your eyes peeled for some relevant Peerspace listings we’ve included that’ll upgrade your playing field. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and is your MVP when it comes to securing cool spots for your personal events. Let’s run down the field and plan your next party!

1. Keep the drinks cool in a themed beverage station

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Your football party is going to have drinks, no matter what ages attend. Make sure the team is staying hydrated in style with this DIY game day beverage station from Craftaholics Anonymous! This affordable, easy craft is a quick way to turn a place your guests will keep reaching for into another football-themed decor item.

2. Score a touchdown with free printables

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Want other easy decor items that won’t blow your team’s budget? Get a whole slew of great football party ideas with these free party printables and stadium snack recipes from Hostess with the Mostess! They have everything you need to turn all of your usual game-day snacks into football-themed delectables.

3. Serve snacks from the concession stand

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If you’re looking for a way to give your snacks an even more authentic stadium feeling, set up a makeshift concession stand to serve them. This can easily be done with this concession stand banner from BASHco’s Etsy page. You’ll just need a table, backdrop, and snacks – then you’ll be on your way to getting that real stadium vibe!

Love playing, not just watching? Then here’s where to rent a football field by the hour near you!

4. Watch every Sunday game in your own rented sports lounge

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Did you know that Peerspace can get you all-star access to some of the finest sports lounges in the country? If any of your guests are fantasy football fanatics then they’ll want to watch every single game, all at once!

Peerspace has some choice spots across the country, like:

  • This sports lounge with a 16-foot wide media wall in Elkhart, IN with games on its own awe-inspiring media wall
  • This ritzy sports bar in Midlothian, IL with several large-screen TVs complete with sports packages, a jukebox, and food and drinks
  • This multi-level SOMA sports bar in San Francisco, CA with on-site craft drinks and food, a pool table, arcade games, and several TVs playing sports ’round the clock
  • This classic Irish tavern in Queens, NYC with exposed brick walls, a wooden L-shaped bar, wooden booths, darts, and sports playing on the multiple TVs

You get the picture! Peerspace makes it easy when you want your football party ideas to comprise a sports-loving atmosphere, good food and drinks, and plenty of space for your friends.

5. Create a bite-sized version of a football field

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Looking for football party ideas that will bring the field right into your living room? You’re in luck. This DIY field goal post and football field from Fun365 is the perfect addition to any game day. Guests will have a blast trying to make field goals. Try putting together a contest to see who can get the most in a row.

6. Or rent the real thing

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Instead of bringing the football field to you – bring yourselves to the football field! Peerspace has tons of sports complexes and outdoor fields available to rent by the hour. Take a look at this innovative athletic training facility in North Austin, Texas. The massive indoor football field is just the beginning of what this venue has to offer. They also have batting cages and all the amenities you’d expect from an athletic training facility.

7. Ensure fair play with a balloon referee

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Every game of football needs an official there to make sure the game is being played fairly by both teams. Instead of hiring one, you’ll want to see this balloon bouquet from DSMR Market on Etsy. The cute cartoonish referee and inflatable footballs will be a worthy addition to your party decorations.

8. Send your tickets to the game with customizable invites

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Fans don’t get into the stadium without a ticket. Make sure your football fans are actual ticket holders with these customizable football invitations from US Watercolor Cliparts on Etsy! They can either be printed and sent in the mail or, if you’re looking to save a little paper, they can also be sent digitally.

9. Set up a training camp in your own backyard

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Getting your team in shape for the season? Having a football training camp in the backyard is a fun way to get everyone playing without needing a whole field. This tutorial for a backyard football training camp from Fun365 is super easy to set up. There are so many fun football party ideas out there like this one that isn’t just watching the game on TV or playing a pickup game.

10. Take team photos in a photo booth

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Need to get some official team photos at your party? You’ll definitely want to get the job done with a photo booth. Order up a set of football photo booth props from Amazon and you’re just about in business.

All you need now is the actual photo booth – leave that to Peerspace. They have premier locations that are ready to be instantly booked like this beautiful event space in Smyrna, Georgia! Not only do they have a photo booth, but they also offer to set up all the decorations for you.

“We had a great experience with this great space,” shares a Peerspace reviewer who rented this venue. “Michelle was very communicative and answered every phone call or text when contacting her. The venue has a lot of props to choose from to help throw the perfect event!”

With Peerspace, you’ll be on the winning team whenever you’re looking for party venues.

11. Keep score with a custom scoreboard banner

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A high-quality banner can make all the difference with your party decorations. Take for example this customizable themed football birthday banner from Bramble and Grove’s Etsy shop. It’s made out of extremely durable materials and will be an ideal photo opportunity for both the home and visiting teams!

Looking for some awesome suggestions for your next viewing party? Then you need to see these football screening party ideas, too!

12. Reward the team with customizable sports drink bottles

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Who doesn’t love the time-honored tradition of having the winning team soak the coach in Gatorade? We’re guessing you probably don’t want that happening to anyone at your party, that’s why we recommend these personalized Gatorade water bottle decals from Cordela Co on Etsy. These will make every guest feel like they’re part of the team. All while they stay hydrated for party fun and games!

13. Please the crowd with a football pinata

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Having candy fly around and jumping for it like a fumbled football is always a hit among the younger crowd at parties. End your party with a bang with this football-shaped pinata from Party City. This is a fun twist on the classic pinata. This time around you try to kick it like you would go for the game-winning field goal!

Football party ideas: conclusion

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When you’re a football fan, throwing a football party that’s football-centric and exciting is paramount. And we think these football party ideas are a great place to start!

Be sure to book an epic Peerspace, whether that be a thrilling sports bar or a private residence equipped with a large-screen TV. After all, you and your fellow leatherheads deserve a fresh, space to celebrate your lifelong fandom!

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