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Now that the kids are back in school, some families might just be thinking about the next phase that’s about to hit their homes. Oh yes, September marks the start of football season and if you and your spouse are itching to see those first touchdowns, you’re going to love these ideas for hosting a football shindig in the comfort of your own home!

Tailgating can be fun, but today let’s plan for a football party in front of the big screen!  Take a peek below for some fun food and decor ideas to wow the crowd!

Football Party Ideas

Appetizers

Watching the big game requires food and finger food appetizers are the best way to do it.

Sweet Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies Appetizers

Sweet Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies Appetizer Recipe

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Dip

One-Pot Sweet Barbecue Meatballs

One-Pot Sweet Barbecue Meatballs

Bacon, Spinach, Green Onion and Cream Cheese Tortilla Roll-Ups

Pigs in a Blanket

Homemade Pigs In A Blanket

Dips

Salsa Dip

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

Over-the-Top Bacon Recipes for the Super Bowl

Hot Bacon Dip

Hot Bacon Dip

Dilly Vegetable Dip

Dilly Vegetable Dip Recipe

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

Football Utensil Holders

Just because it’s party time, doesn’t mean you can’t get organized in a fun way! Turn some old cans into funky football utensil holders so everyone knows exactly where to find them! This idea comes from Brit + Co.

Game Day Mason Jar Mugs

You know how much we love drinking from Mason jars and these are so simple to make! Check out the DIY over at Flamingo Toes. They use white electrical tape to achieve this cool look.

Touchdown Ice Cream Sandwiches

Whether you’re rooting for the winning or losing team, you deserve a treat! The Celebration Shoppe has a really cute DIY idea for turning simple ice cream sandwiches into fun football sweets on a stick!

Football Party Ideas