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These Football Birthday Party Ideas Will Please the Crowd

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A boy’s football party is easy with the right colors!

Football party? Oh, boy! Amy, of Amy’s Party Ideas, has an easy formula for hosting a football tailgate party that’ll leave you cheering for more! Amy suggests choosing a favorite team and then using that team’s colors and traditions as a starting point for your party. Color-coordinated supplies, along with submarine sandwiches, cupcakes and simple party decorations, come together in this inviting football tailgate party that you can certainly replicate! Check out our latest feature for football party week!

Football Birthday Party Ideas

In this case, Amy chose to celebrate Auburn University, so that meant using blue and orange. Bright orange pennants really pop against the bold blue table which prominently displays the AU logo.

Football Birthday Party Ideas


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A helmet, football and extra ice bucket are extra-nice decorative elements, but the colorful food presentation could stand alone. With a war cry, guests can tackle the stripe encased sub sandwiches, paired with a side of colorful pasta!

Football Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Football Birthday Party Supplies

Football Birthday Party Supplies

Even the chips are offered in blue and orange bags!

Football Birthday Party Food Ideas

Touchdown footballs are actually chocolate-covered Oreos. Mini cupcakes are topped with sugar footballs and pennants.

Football party Dessert Table

Regular sized cupcakes are topped with the team mascot image, which was printed (with edible ink) on a sugar sheet of pre-cut circles.

Football Birthday Party Ideas

The team mascot influence is seen again in the tiger tail marshmallow pops which were covered in orange and blue candy melts. Easy-peasy!

Football Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Now here’s where some tradition comes into play—Toomer’s is an old-fashioned drug store, on the corner right where the Auburn campus begins. Toomer’s has served fresh, hand squeezed lemonade daily, for generations, so it was the favored choice of beverage for this tailgate party.

Football Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Guests can fill their own bottles that jauntily cheer the team on with their “Go Tigers” and “War Eagle” decorative sleeves. An extra-cool detail is the football, helmet, and team logo charms to differentiate which bottle belongs to which guest. Another piece of tradition that made me giggle is the stack of toilet paper decoration…in colorful labels, of course!

Football Birthday Party Decorations and Supplies

Who hasn’t been part of (or at least seen), the toilet papering of an opponent?! At Auburn I understand they toilet paper a certain town square area on game weekends, but you COULD include the toilet paper, just in case you wanted to…umm…remember Auburn?! In any event, this is a simple football tailgate party with loads of charm, that you could readily make your own!  

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.