Football Party Decor Ideas

Are you ready for football season!? With these football party decor ideas, you’ll be ready anytime your friends and family want to come over to watch a game! Football Party Tablescape & Decor Ideas | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

This post is sponsored by M&M’S®.  All ideas and commentary are my own.

Have you ever been at CVS and a big stack of candy on the end of the isle catches you eye and you have to bring it home with you?  That happened to me when I saw these M&MS® Brand Chocolate Candies Game Day Mix.

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These M&MS® have football helmets, goal posts, and footballs printed on them as well as the classic “M”!  So super cute and perfect for the upcoming football season!  I decided that I needed to have a few friends over for a preseason game and somehow incorporate the M&MS® into my decor and tablescape.

Planning the Theme

The first thing I do when planning the theme of any tablescape or party decor, I decide on colors.  My favorite football team colors are green and blue so I used those.  You can easily choose any color combination for your party.

After the colors are chosen, I decide on the centerpiece or the main focal point of the decor.   I always like to include one DIY item in my party decor and decided to to paint a mason jar like a football to serve as a vase for flowers.

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DIY Football Painted Mason Jar

Supplies

  • Mason jar
  • Chalk paint, brown
  • 1″ Paint brush
  • White paint marker
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Silk flowers

Technique

  1. Ensure the jar is clean and dry before you begin.  Line your work surface with paper towels or other protective covering.
  2. Paint the outside of the jar brown.  Let it dry about 15 minutes.  Paint a second coat of brown.  Let it dry completely.   (NOTE:  You don’t have to paint the bottom of the jar since no one will see it.)
  3. Using the white paint marker, dry the stitching of a football on the side of the jar that is flat with no writing.  Allow the paint to dry completely.
  4. Cut a piece of ribbon to fit the lip of the jar and attach it with a piece of tape. (I didn’t use glue so that I could take the ribbon off and put different color ribbon on for another party if necessary.)
  5. Fill the jar with your favorite flowers.  I chose coordinating blue and green flowers to match the theme, but any flowers would work… fresh or silk.

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Football Party Decor Ideas

M&MS® as Decor

I knew I wanted to incorporate the M&MS® Brand Chocolate Candies Game Day Mix in a nontraditional way.  They couldn’t just be baked into a cookie or used to top cupcakes, I really wanted the chocolate candies to stand out on the table!  I found two inexpensive chargers that matched the color them of the party and planned to use those to hold the desserts.

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I placed blue, green, and brown M&MS® under the cookies on the charger.  Doing this not only carried the color theme to the plate, but it added a fun added touch to the display.

The table wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t have a big bowl of M&MS® to snack on during the football party.  I used the same ribbon on the painted jar to weave into a ceramic berry box and filled it with more M&MS®.   This is an easy way to turn a boring bowl of candy into something interesting on the table to look at.

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Football Cookies

To keep the football theme going, I made sugar cookies topped with chocolate buttercream in the shape of footballs.  Even if you didn’t have time to make cookies from scratch, you can buy pre-made dough or even a box mix from CVS and cut them out in the football shape.  Super easy and they make a big impact on the overall theme of the table.

I just love how the football cookies jump of the plate on top of the colorful M&MS® Brand Chocolate Candies Game Day Mix!

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Jars & Berry Bowls

Again, instead of just putting out popcorn and peanuts in simple bowls, I added a touch of drama by using mason jars and ceramic berry boxes.

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Using the same ribbon on all the jars and bowls helps to create consistency in the overall theme and brings the color palate to every aspect of the table.   Football Party Tablescape & Decor Ideas | The JavaCupcake Blog http://javacupcake.com

Treat Flags

Using toothpicks and paper (both of which you can find at CVS) you can create treat flags to top any bite sized dessert.  For this party, I topped individually portioned marshmallow cereal treats with flags adorned with footballs and common football phrases.

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My personal favorite… Team M&MS®.

I mean really… when you’re on Team M&MS®, you can’t lose!

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Whether you’ve got a party coming up or you’ve found some last minute inspiration while shopping at CVS, these Football Party Decor Ideas are sure to give you some great inspiration!

You can find these M&MS® Brand Chocolate Candies Game Day Mix only at your local CVS store! Use this locator to help you find the one nearest to you!

 

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