Throw a super football party under $100
If you’re planning to host a party for the big game with friends, it’s time to ensure you limit the number of fumbles and score the most points with your guests. Putting on a great party does not mean you have to spend a fortune, especially when it’s for a football game.
Our advice? Keep things simple, yet festive. There’s no need to stress over fancy dinnerware or gourmet food. This is a time for sporty decor, delicious finger food and casual drinks.
To do this, we’ve come up with a “game plan” for Feb. 7. Best of all? We’ve ensured that putting a sporty touch on your home comes in under $50.
The main event:
Transform any wall into a touchdown celebration zone with this scene setter. It’s easy to hang and it’ll bring just the football ambiance you’re looking for to psyche up your friends and family. Football Scene Setter Wall Decorating Kit, on sale $6.49 (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com
Set the tone:
This isn’t the time to pull out your fanciest dinnerware, so go for some paper plates. Chicken wings, nachos and pizza call for festive, sturdy plates that can easily be picked up at your local party store or online. Plus, it’ll make cleanup so much easier! Football Dinner Plates, $2.29 for eight (plus Cash Back), Walmart.com
Kick off the party:
Start with a black or brown tablecloth and add a sporty touch with a table runner that will please fans of either team. Or go for an orange or navy table cloth to please Bronocs or Patriots fans. Football Field Table Runner 88 inches, $2.79 (plus Cash Back), Michaels.com.
Toasting the team:
Every good host knows the challenge of keeping beer mugs and wine glasses identified. If you go with your glass mugs and glasses, ensure everyone can identify their glass by color coding each with a “marker.” Football Beverage Cling Drink Markers, $1.59 (plus Cash Back), Michaels.com
Keep the chips or veggies separated from the dips with this clever football-shaped bowl. It’s made out of durable stoneware so it’s a piece to keep year after year, plus it’s dishwasher safe! Divided Football Serving Bowl, on sale $23.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com
What says party more than a bouquet of balloons? Bring a festive look to any room with this football bouquet of five balloons including two round balloons, two football shaped balloons and a large referee balloon. Football Balloon Bouquet, on sale $11.49 (plus Cash back), Walmart.com
Food for thought:
Use the remaining $50 to stock up on food and drinks that will delight the crowd. Pizza, chips and dip, and a few desserts like cupcakes and cookies are sure to be crowd pleasers. Save some extra money by skipping the veggie trays and buy your own assortment of veggies and cheeses and then display them on your own serving ware.