Planning a Super Bowl party is relatively simple: All you need are snacks, beverages and a TV. But you can really score with guests if you take your decorating to the next level with simple do-it-yourself projects such as AstroTurf table coverings and pennants. Or you can download a range of printable decorations and accessories such as Super Bowl bingo cards, game time silhouettes, snack containers and cupcake toppers to really turn your space into sports central. It’s a great way to get in the spirit at a fraction of the cost of store-bought decorations.
The local resale store is a great source for accents that can dress up your outdoor space for the summer. Plant the decorative pots and vases you’ll find there with colorful flowers and savory herbs. Add lightly used throw pillows and hang fabric to add a dash of color and define the space. Look for excess DIY building materials such as decorative stone and tile. Best of all? When you buy from a thrift store supplied by donations to ClothingDonations.org, the money goes toward funding veterans programs.
Football fans who have an allegiance to either of the two teams appearing in this year’s Super Bowl will have plenty of options to show their colors when hosting a game-day party. Rooting for the New England Patriots? Festoon your family room in navy blue, red and silver. More of a Falcons fan? Opt for black and red instead. Or offer guests a choice of colors on party cups, napkins, balloons and cupcakes, and let them take sides ahead of the coin toss to encourage friendly gridiron rivalries.
Decorating for a Super Bowl party can be fun and easy when you get creative. For instance, you can make football-themed AstroTurf coasters with a few pieces of tile and inexpensive grass carpet. Other ideas? Decorate Mason jars with simple football themes, get the kids to help with a paper chain, or make a mock stadium for your snacks. By the time you’re done, everyone will be in a game-day mood, and you can settle in to watch four hours of football, entertainment and high-priced ads.
Start building a festive centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table today by collecting fall gourds, paper and pressed leaves, pumpkins, pine cones, wheat stalks and other harvest-time decorative elements. Arrange them with candles and ribbons, and you’ll have a homey, rustic setting for the holiday feast that welcomes family and friends.