How to Host an Epic Outdoor Football Party
You don’t need a yard the size of a football field to host a great game-day celebration. Huddle up—here’s your complete playbook for hosting an epic outdoor football party right in your own backyard:
Survey Your Space Before the Big Game
Start by taking stock of your space to determine the best spot for hosting guests: Your patio or deck are both good options for casual outdoor viewing—you can even convert your garage into a club box with a little pregame prep. Keep in mind, you’ll need a large open area with enough space and seating for the whole gang, a big-screen TV, and plenty of refreshments to keep the party going through the postgame show and beyond.
Show Off Your Home Team Spirit!
Help your guests get hyped up for the big game by decking out your space with themed décor. If you’ve got a flag, banner, blanket, or beach towel with the team emblem on it, hang it by the bar or behind the TV to show off your team spirit! Little touches go a long way: Hang colored streamers in your team’s colors to help tie your space together, and consider adding some matching mood lights if it’s a night game. Be sure to keep a space heater on hand as well as some extra sweatshirts and blankets if the weather is chilly—and whatever you do, don’t jinx the team by forgetting to wear your lucky jersey!
Serve Up a Winning Combination of Refreshments
Win, lose, or draw, delicious snacks and refreshing drinks will take your football party to the next level. Consider serving up some fun finger foods like chips, popcorn, and pigs in a blanket and be sure to keep your bar fully stocked with plenty of ice-cold beverage options to quench the whole bench!
Turn the Postgame into a Roast Game!
After the game ends, move the party over to the firepit to celebrate or blow off a little steam! Victory tastes sweeter (and defeat stings less) when you’ve got snacks on your side. Roast some marshmallows and keep some chocolate and graham crackers on hand to make a mouthwatering batch of postgame s’mores. See you all next Sunday!