Football Couchgate Party Ideas

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My family enjoys watching football together and this football couchgate party ideas printable makes it easy to pull together a fun family party. Wayfair.com asked me to share my favorite couchgating tips. 

football cookie and decorated fork and spoon with print out of the home couchgating checklist

 No matter where in the world we’re stationed, we make time to watch our favorite teams each weekend. It’s a family tradition that we can take with us wherever we live and we just plain like watching football together as a family. Sometimes we invite friends and neighbors over, but often is just our family of five spending family time together. I grew up tailgating with my family at football games, but since we live hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of miles away from our teams, we like to couchgate when we watch the game. I’ve created a free printable with our favorite football couchgate party ideas planning tips. 

I don’t go crazy getting ready for our football couchgating. I like the focus to be on spending time together and enjoying the game. But I admit that I’m not above a creating a little incentive for the kids to want to join in each week. Adding a few simple decoration or simple food treats makes watching football for hours together just that much more fun. 

I’m a busy mom of three and don’t have lots of time or energy for complicated preparations, so I’ve streamlined our party prep steps and put them all here in my Home Couchgating Checklist (click for your own free copy). 

Football Couchgate Party Ideas

3 frosted cookies that look like footballs
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I plan one or two crowd favorite foods. Finger Foods are always a hit.  This week I decided to make football sugar cookies. They’re super easy to make and can be frozen before they’re frosted. Make a double-batch and you’ll have enough for next week, too.

roll of green washi tape that looks like a football field next to fork and spoon decorated with the washi tape

I also keep a roll of theme washi tape on-hand. It’s easy to dress up cups, serving dishes or even plastic utensils in just minutes. 

folded green with white lines table cloth that looks like a football field

I keep a green table cloth on hand and use white dishes. It couldn’t be any easier to set a football-themed table. 

Because we have multiple football teams that we like to follow, I choose to use more generic football themed decorations and foods. And fortuitously, green and white is the colors of one of our favorite teams. I prefer to use serving items that I can use for other occasions, too., with a couple of truly football-themed items thrown in to set the mood. 

I’ve created a fun Couchgating Idea board at Wayfair. Checkout all these great football-themed items that will make the next couchgating get-together perfect. You can find everything you need  (and more!) for your next football couchgating party at Wayfair.com. 

Couchgating
Touchdown Cotton Blend Blanket

Touchdown Cotton Blend Blanket
ChappyWrap
Touchdown Cutting Board

Touchdown Cutting Board
Picnic Time
Football Dec Cotton Pillow

Football Dec Cotton Pillow
Bacati
Football Embroidered Hand Towel (Set of 2)

Football Embroidered Hand Towel (Set of 2)
Linum Home Textiles
Football Graphic Art on Wrapped Canvas

Football Graphic Art on Wrapped Canvas
One Bella Casa
Decor Bon Bon Mini Beaded Cupcake Stand

Decor Bon Bon Mini Beaded Cupcake Stand
Rosanna
Fishnet 14 Oz. Everyday Tumbler (Set of 4)

Fishnet 14 Oz. Everyday Tumbler (Set of 4)
Kraftware
Wayfair Basics Melamine Rectangular Plastic Serving Platter

Wayfair Basics Melamine Rectangular Plastic Serving Platter
Wayfair Basics
5 Piece Serving and Snack Tray Set

5 Piece Serving and Snack Tray Set
EVO Sustainable Goods
Handmade Double Hemstitch Easy Care Tablecloth

Handmade Double Hemstitch Easy Care Tablecloth
Xia Home Fashions
Football Novelty Cake Pan

Football Novelty Cake Pan
Wilton
Football Throw Pillow

Football Throw Pillow
One Bella Casa
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What’s your favorite way to watch football? Use my Football Couchgate Party Ideas checklist to help you plan your next football party. 

football cookies on plates on football field tablecloth with the homegating preparation checklist

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6 Comments

  1. What great ideas for Couchgating. I have to admit, I have never heard of it put that way, but I love the term. you have shared so many great things that would make watching your favorite team much more fun.

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