This football party table and DIY football drink tub post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias
Fall is so close I can almost smell, taste, and feel it! With my college football team’s first game of the season coming up very soon, I set up an awesome football party table spread. What better way to welcome the new football season than with food, drinks, family, and friends?
I’ve also got a tutorial to share with you that I’m really excited about- how to make awesome football balloons AND a football drink tub!
SO sit back, grab your pom poms, foam fingers, face paint, and get ready for football season with me! Football viewing parties are a great way to make memories and share in the excitement of your favorite team’s games with those you love.
Football Party Table
Sometimes party tables can look a little flat (pun intended), so to add some height to our football party table I placed two wood crates with chalkboard fronts on each end of the table. I placed a rustic piece of wood that we had in our yard on top of the crates, and it fit perfectly!
I placed another vintage wood crate in the middle with some chalkboard plays written on it and my son’s helmet on top.
One of my favorite parts of the table is the black chalkboard scoreboard sign I put together. I used white letter stickers to add “Russell Field” to the top of the chalkboard, then added “Home,” “Visitor,” and the scores underneath with the same stickers.
It’s so simple, but added so much to our football party table! I rested two footballs on two football tees, then placed some of our favorite drinks around them. More drinks were kept cold in the DIY football drink tub that I created. Keep reading for the easy directions down below!
Good food is a must, so I made sandwiches on baguette rolls, then placed them inside the cutest football party packaging I found at Walmart.
They had lots of adorable paper liners, trays, napkins, straws, and plastic trays with field markings on them. I was so impressed and of course bought one of everything!
In the trays with the sandwiches were cups of cold potato salad, along with a sliced dill pickle.
I cut red licorice in half so they would fit perfectly in the football cups to satisfy our sweet tooth!
Giant chocolate chip cookies looked and tasted great in a galvanized container, each cookie separated by a football field napkin.
Did you notice the fun balloons at each end of the table? I used store-bought balloons and got creative and made them into football party decorations! I am in LOVE with how they turned out! Keep reading for the tutorial on these too!
DIY Football Drink Tub
Let’s be honest, sometimes we like to yell at our TV when a bad call is made, or shout our advice to the players through the TV as if they can hear us. Am I right?
To keep everyone hydrated during those intense college football games, you’ll need a drink tub full of ice cold drinks like POWERADE (Mountain Berry Blast and Fruit Punch), Coca-Cola, and Coke Zero. I stocked up on our favorite drinks at Walmart to get us ready for football season. YUM!
Bonus points if you make and use a DIY football drink tub like this one. Think you’re not crafty? Think again!
This is a super easy project that requires virtually no crafting skills. If you can push down on a spray paint can and cut a straight line, then you can make this.
- Galvanized drink tub
- Brown spray paint
- White electrical tape
- Painter’s tape
Start by using painter’s tape to cover up the handles and the upper lip of the tub.
Turn the drink tub upside down and place on cardboard or another surface that you don’t mind paint getting on. Spray 2-3 light coats of brown spray paint over the entire tub, giving each coat about 10-15 minutes to dry in between.
After the tub is completely dry, remove the painter’s tape, and marvel at those crisp clean edges.
Cut a medium length piece of white electrical tape and place it in the middle of the tub horizontally. Now cut 2 or 3 smaller pieces of tape and place them vertically along the longer piece of tape.
Super easy, right? Told you you could do it! Now fill with ice, POWERADE, Coca-Cola, and Coke Zero. They’re cold, refreshing, full of flavor, and go perfectly with all that tasty food on your football party table.
DIY Football Balloons
Our DIY football balloons were super easy to make, but added so much color and fun to our football party table!
Follow the simple directions below to make your own football balloons that make fun centerpieces, great table decorations, and more.
- Helium balloons in brown, green, black, and white
- White electrical tape
- White paint marker
- Letter stickers in a collegiate font
To make the football balloons, place a strip of white electrical tape in the middle of the balloon going vertically. Place two smaller strips across the longer white strip.
Football Field Balloons:
Draw a horizontal line across the balloon with a paint marker. Make smaller marks along the line for the yard markings, then add in the yard numbers.
Football Words Balloons:
Pick your favorite football words and use collegiate letter stickers to spell those words out on black and white balloons.
You can place a piece of paper underneath the letters as you put them on to be sure that you put them on straight.
Now put all those balloons together and you’ve got colorful football balloons that will look amazing at your next game day party.
For more party prep, be sure to check out these helpful tips from ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso on NotSoFastMom.com. To score some points with your family and friends, pick up some Coca-Cola and POWERADE so you’re ready for all the upcoming college football games!