These Simple and Affordable Football Party DIY’s won’t leave you too exhausted to enjoy the festivities and they won’t break the bank.
Although convenient, it can be easy to go overboard with themed disposable items and in the long run, they can be expensive. Invest in white/neutral colors for your serve ware. That way they’re good for any celebration. Include some fun printables, napkins, plates etc. Let’s talk specifically about building up your football/sports theme entertaining stash.
These AstroTurf coasters will be a permanent part of your supplies. They’re easy to make and very economical. Economical is almost too strong of a word. The tiles cost .13 and the AstroTurf was free. Yes, FREE! They were samples and the associate at the home improvement store told me to take as many as I wanted. Score!
Easy Table Set-up and Décor
I invested in a grass flannel look backed table cover and the huge Party Zone sign and for the minimal cost I know I’ll get lots of uses from them. These pieces are easy to find at your local party supply store or Amazon.
This old football has been around here since our sons were in high school. The cutlery container and the one holding napkins are tin cans. They are each wrapped in a theme appropriate sweatband.
Easy Party DIY Football Platter
Simple and Affordable Football Party DIY’s
Scrapbook paper is a reliable and economical decorating tool. Here I used a sheet to decoupage a wooden square that was previously used as a charger. It’s set upon an aluminum duct collar that I scored from my local home improvement store. For this craft, these are the supplies you will need.
- 12-inch wooden square
- theme scrapbook paper
- craft/decoupage glue
- Optional: spray sealer
Trim the edges of scrapbook paper if necessary to fit the board. Next, apply a layer of craft glue to the board. Carefully place the paper on top taking care to make sure all edges are aligned. Allow this to dry for at least an hour and then apply another coat of glue. It will dry with a clear finish. Optionally, you can seal the paper with a spray sealer.
My intention was to have these printed at the office supply store. In my haste, I forgot to save the printables to my flash drive. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that until I was at the store going through the files on the drive with the clerk. To make the tags at home here’s what you will need.
- lightweight cardstock cut into 3 ½ x 4 ½ pieces
- computer printed labels
- football picks
- double-sided tape
Cut out each food label and fold cardstock in half to make a tent. Set these aside. Snip ends from football picks. Then cut small pieces of double-sided tape and apply to the back of each football pick and backside of each food label. Adhere food label to the center of the cardstock. Stick football pick to the upper left corner of the food label. Easy peasy!
As parents and grandparents, we sometimes want to go all out for our families and put on fancy spreads. I for one, do that often. What usually happens is that I’m worn out by the time the food is on the table. The recipes I chose for this party rely on some ready-made items. These shortcuts are just as tasty and will get you off the sideline so that you can hang out with your family and friends.
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