Kickoff the football season with an opening night party
August 09, 2010
The calendar has turned to August, and that means one thing - it's almost time for football. The pre-season has just begun and many college teams have started training camp, and for some, this is the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. The NFL kicks off on Thursday, September 9, when defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings, so why not host a party that night to commemorate the beginning of the season?
For starters, you'll definitely want to send out invitations that will get your friends and family excited for the big game. One route to consider is purchasing invites that are adorned with football imagery. Announcements that have a picture of a pigskin being kicked around the field is one great option. Another unique choice would be to use ones that look like tickets to the game.
Decorations will be key for your shindig, so make sure you have great ones. You will certainly want to include the colors of the teams that are playing, so hanging a purple and gold plastic table cover to honor the Vikings is a wonderful start. However, don't forget the defending champs. The Saints' logo is the iconic Fleur de Lis, so stringing some whirls from the ceiling would be the perfect touch.
For more neutral decorations, a good idea would be to plug in a football electric light set, as it can provide lighting while getting your guests excited for some gridiron action. To give partygoers (one word) an extra thrill, arrange football player cutouts around your home - your guests will certainly love running into a referee signaling a score or a receiver making the winning touchdown catch. As a final touch, a football field runner can improve the atmosphere by calling attention to the look and feel of the turf.
Excellent supplies are a must-have for any get-together,and your kickoff (one word) party is no different. Eating chips, dip and other snacks is a must for watching a game, so make sure you have a referee tray available as a clever way to serve them. You'll also need properly-themed paper plates, napkins and cups, so think about purchasing some that have the appropriate pictures on them. With an abundance of snacks, your guests will need to quench their thirst with a cold, tasty beverage, so having an inflatable field goal cooler will not only keep drinks cool, but will also be a terrific addition to the theme. To really make your guests happy, why not provide some quirky headgear for them to wear? A plush hat shaped like a football is sure to be a hit.
From September to February, much of the country has football fever, and Sunday afternoons are one of the most anticipated days of the week. Taking advantage of this love for the game and throwing an incredible party will certainly provide a memorable time for everyone involved.