Football Party Ideas

Rent a FunFlicks outdoor screen and follow our guide to have the best football watch party of all time!

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Do you want to throw the best NFL or college football gameday party on the block? Luckily, FunFlicks® is here to help! Watch your favorite team on the big screen with your friends, family, or even… rival fans. While you have a great time getting ready for the big game and partying, FunFlicks® technicians are available to take care of setting up our premium-quality outdoor screens. Such an event takes a little planning, and we have some football party ideas that can help you have an amazing time. We promise, there is nothing like watching your team on our premium FunFlicks® screens. Whether it's a small party with your fantasy league, a neighborhood get-together, or a large parking lot tailgate, we have the best screen for you and your guests. Follow our guide to have the ultimate watch party that you or your guests will never forget.

Rent the Best Screen for Your Event

To have a great football watch party, you need a screen to watch the game on. Fortunately, we have the best screens at an affordable price for rental. Our wide variety of screen options ensures a perfect screen for any crowd size, time of day, climate, or price range. Not only do we provide a screen, but at every event we also bring cinema quality audiovisual technology that will blow your mind. There are FunFlicks® technicians around the country who are helpful, knowledgeable, and will set up your event.

Screen for an Outdoor Evening or Indoor Party

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Our fleet of inflatables is the best quality of screen that you can rent at an affordable price. Whether the party is going on in your backyard or at a college stadium parking lot, there is an inflatable screen for all fans to enjoy. Our assortment of inflatable screens have a seamless viewing surface and can be blown up in minutes. We’ll be sure to get everything up and running before kickoff. At every event, we bring high-definition speakers that will knock your socks off and a theatrical projector with a crystal-clear display. For optimal viewing, an inflatable event should take place in a setting with minimal lighting and winds of under 15 mph.

Backyard 16'

12x7 display
100 guests
20 cars

Premiere 21'

16x9 display
250 guests
50 cars

Blockbuster 26'

20x12 display
500 guests
75 cars

Elite 32'

26x15 display
750 guests
100 cars

Epic 40'

30x17 display
1500 guests
150 cars

Xtreme 50'

40x22 display
3000 guests
250 cars

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LED Display Screens

If you want a screen that can display day or night in almost any environment, renting an LED screen is the best option for you. Using electroluminescent technology, our LED screens generate light safely and effectively at any time of day. Hence, it isn’t a problem if you want to watch a morning game or a prime-time night game on our LED screens. Our panels and trailers are rated IP65, which means they are both rain and dust proof. Enjoy a classic rain game with your team! All of our mobile LED trailers have onboard generators used to power the display. Therefore, no power supply is needed. Similar to our inflatable screens, our fleet of LED screens come in a variety of dimensions for a variety of crowd sizes. Event technicians across the country are available to bring our LED trailers anywhere for you to enjoy watching your team on.

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8x5 display

MAX 127

12x7 display

MAX 158

15x8 display

MAX 1710

17x10 display

MAX 2313

23x13 display

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Plan Ahead

Before you kick off your football watch party (sorry for the corny pun), it is important to plan ahead and brainstorm ideas for what you want your get-together to entail. Pick a game that you want to watch on the big screen. Making this decision can be influenced by what teams are playing (friendly rivalry is always fun), the time of kickoff, predicted weather for that day, or the availability of your guests. It is also important to remember that the bigger the stage, the more intensity and anticipation for your event there will be. Excitement surrounding the game could attract more visitors to your watch party.

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Location

Make sure your watch party is being held in a location that can accommodate the number of expected guests. Proper seating should be available for fans so that they can be comfortable while watching the game. Consider renting foldable chairs or telling your guests beforehand to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Along with making sure there are seating options for your guests, make sure both bathrooms and trash cans are available. Bathrooms should be stocked with soap and toilet paper, and trash cans should be around the area to minimize litter and clean up after the game is over. For no unpleasant surprises, make sure sprinkler systems are turned off if you plan on watching the game on a grass area. Another way to avoid unpleasant surprises is by checking the weather before the game.

How to Prepare for the Elements

For hot weather, make sure you supply plenty of water and have fans available to cool people down. If it is going to be cold, consider having portable heaters or a fire going to warm your guests. Feel free to move your event indoors if you are feeling concerned about the weather. It is most important that your party guests are comfortable and have fun. A good internet connection should be available and a portable device such as a laptop should be able to stream the game onto the screen. Be sure to test your device in the location beforehand to make sure that it is able to play at a good resolution and have no issues. If you are renting an LED display screen, we provide limited cable stations that may be able to play the game so that you do not need to stream from your device.

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Theme

Every party needs a theme. A way to express this theme is through decorating the area. For a football party, it is always fun when everyone shows up in their game day apparel. Hats, socks, jerseys, and face paint should all be welcomed on such an occasion. Along with team gear should come team decorations. Decorate the area with posters and streamers that match the team colors. Also, consider decking out your plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Your guests will love to eat and drink with their team represented. Most of the time, you can find such items with team logos all over them, but if not, choose colors that match your team. If you want decorations that make it more clear, flags with team logos are easy to find. Go all out!

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Pregame Activites

Before kickoff, it is wise to think of ways to entertain your guests. Let the fun begin!

Pass the Football

Football fans are sure to enjoy passing around the old pig skin. Have fun before the game by playing a little of the game. If passing around the football isn’t enough for you, feel free to play for real. A quick game of flag football before your event will be sure to heighten the intensity. If you do not have flags or belts available to play with, simply go by the good ol' two hands on back rule. Find a sizable area where you can play against each other and go at it. Team captains can be selected to pick their teams' schoolyard style, or you can make things interesting with fans vs rivals. Winners not only get bragging rights, but may consider a prize to end the game. What else is a better way to wait for a football game than to play the game itself?

Pass the Frisbee

If you don’t have a football, that’s ok. You can still play pass with a frisbee. Ultimate frisbee is a great alternative to playing football without the football. The rules are pretty much the same, except you are throwing around a frisbee. Don’t get hit in the head!

Cornhole

Cornhole is a great outdoor game to play. All you need are two cornhole boards and 8 bags. You can buy one already made or make your own! Make it interesting and have a tournament, winner takes all!

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Place Your Bets

If relaxing is more of your style, then have fun placing bets on the big game instead. Football Squares is a great football party game. First, construct a 10x10 grid on paper or a large poster board if available. Next, label each row and column from numbers 0 to 9. Your guests will have a choice of how to place their bets by putting their initials in the inner squares and putting in money. Every square on the board represents the final score a team will score in the game. For example, if your team is up 27-3 at the end of the first quarter, that means whoever had 7 on the first half of their square (representing the second digit of the first team’s score) and a 3 in the bottom half (representing the second digit of the second team’s score) wins for that quarter.

Music

It’s not a party without music! Play your tunes for everyone to hear. Be sure to ask your FunFlicks event host for the aux so that your watch party playlist can be heard loud and clear from our high definition speakers.

Football Party Must Watch Games

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The BEST Football Party Snacks

Trash Can Nachos

You can’t have a football party without snacks. Treat your guests to some good eats before, during, and after the game. Chips are an easy one to provide, given all you have to do is buy some from the store and place them in a big bowl for everyone to enjoy. Spice things up by including some salsa or pico de gallo on the side. If you want to be a little more creative, nachos are a great alternative. Make things interesting by putting cheese, peppers, beans, carne asada, and pico de gallo on them. Remember to keep in mind those guests who have allergies or diets.

Click below to check out Guy Fieri’s "Trash Can Nachos" Recipe

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spicy pigs in a blanket

Pigs in Spicy Blankets

Another amazing tailgate snack is pigs in a blanket. These are mini sausages wrapped in warm dough that are easy to eat in one bite and dip in a flavory sauce. Mr. Fieri has a spicy recipe that you’ll never forget after your first bite.

Click below to check out Guy Fieri’s “Pigs in Spicy Blankets” Recipe

Caramel Apples

For those with a sweet tooth, caramel apples are an amazing choice. Simply buy some apples and caramel for this sweet treat. Make getting your apples fun for your guests by bobbing for apples. Fill a large tub or bucket with water and place your apples inside. Players then catch with their teeth without using their arms. This is a classic fall game that pairs well with a football party.

Click below to follow Sally McKenney’s amazing caramel apple recipe.

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Drink Ideas for Your Football Watch Party

Hydrate your guests by supplying the beverages. It is always important to not forget water before you think of any other drink. Water bottles are an essential item for your party. Along with water, lemonade is a great sugary drink for all to enjoy. If underage kids will be there, think of them by having sodas and lemonades to enjoy. For the adults, you can’t have game day without the brews. Beers and hard seltzers are popular ones that will be sure to keep your party going strong. Especially if it’s hot outside, keep all of your drinks nice and cold in a cooler.  If you are skilled at bartending, margaritas are great to have for gameday. Remember to think of everyone at your party and cater accordingly.

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Great Food Options for a Football Party

Once you’ve decided on what snacks and drinks you want at your event, it’s time to consider what meals you’d like to feed your guests. If you have trouble starting up the bbq or don’t have the best cooking skills, it’s ok. Throwing a potluck is a more affordable option that allows guests to bring their own dishes and takes the monkey off your back. If you are interested in supplying food for your guests, there are easy choices that almost every fan is sure to enjoy while watching the big game.

college football bbq

Hot Dogs and Burgers

Hotdogs are easy to grill and can be made in a variety of ways. We suggest giving the power to your guests by allowing them to choose what kind of dog they want to eat. In order to do so, you should put out an assortment of condiments; ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, and jalapenos are a good start. Don’t forget the buns as well! If you’re wanting to get creative, chili dogs are a yummy option. The chilly can also be used to make Frito boats. Along with your hot dogs, burgers can be made using the same condiments for guests to apply. Fruits and chips are great on the side to make your meal complete. If there are any guests who abstain from eating meat, feel free to throw some veggie dogs or vegan burgers on the grill. Hotdogs and burgers are tailgate classics that are easy to make.

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Wings

Chicken wings are another great football party food that can be made in a lot of different ways. Classic buffalo, teriyaki, garlic, honey mustard, you name it! You can find chicken wings store bought or you can make your own if you’re up for the challenge.

Once again, Guy Fieri has another great recipe: Firecracker Chicken Wings

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Order-in

If you don’t want to make it, have someone else do it! There are plenty of food catering options that taste great and can save you some time away from the kitchen or bbq. Order in some pizza, hire a taco truck, pick up some fast food, or buy premade from your local grocery store! There are plenty of choices for you and your guests to be satisfied and ready for gameday.