We were lucky enough to have our favorite professional football team in a few playoff games this season. And…as we are always looking for a good excuse to get together with friends and throw a party we decided to have a little fun with it. We designed two separate areas…a kid zone and a space for adults. The goal was to throw a simple, but pretty party, without going too far down the line with the football theme.
The idea was to make the adult area more sophisticated, yet casual. Stephanie’s dining room table became the spot and we went to work. We downloaded and printed a cute “concessions” banner from Etsy for a little football spirit (bethkrusecc). Small chalkboards were used to inspire the mood. On the menu…wings (recipe under Yummy tab), buffalo chicken sliders, nachos and cheesy corn dip. Simple glass jars were filled with fresh flowers we picked up at Trader Joe’s to add a little touch of pretty and a football to honor the occasion. Then for the most important part of a celebration, we filled a large beverage container with a drink we dubbed “Chiefs Cheer”. We really just winged the recipe and used lemonade, frozen strawberry daiquiri mix and vodka, to taste. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it!
The kids area was the most fun. We set up a space in the basement that they could just take over. We let this be a little more casual. Their table was topped with easy to grab foods such as hot dogs, popcorn and an assortment of chips and snacks. To add visual interest an over sized chalkboard served as an interesting way to display the individual snacks and the kiddos could just pull off whatever they chose. Of course, it would have been a lot more economical to purchase large bags of chip, but this was way more fun. The kids had a blast choosing and unpinning their selections. No “Chiefs Cheer” for the children. They were served pink lemonade and Gatorade.
Everyone really enjoyed having their own spaces…We were laughing that we should have snapped some after pics of the kids area…to put in gently…it was well loved and…um a little dirty! But in our eyes… that’s the sign of a good party!
Even though our team didn’t win, we all still had fun. We loved including the kids and hosting a party that everyone enjoyed. Hopefully one of these ideas might inspire you for an upcoming Super Bowl party, another sporting event or family get together. Until next time…