On Sunday February 12th, the biggest and most popular sporting event will take place at the State Farm stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Super Bowl is watched by millions of people every year and is a fantastic opportunity to gather friends and family round to enjoy the big game, as well as eat some delicious food! If you’ve got guests coming over with children or have kids yourself, finding ways to make the Super Bowl fun might sound a little daunting. Lucky for you, this blog is packed full of ideas on how to get kids hyped to watch the NFL championships and involved in the sporting action!
Super Sporty Looks for Kids
A great way to get the kids excited for the big game is to dress in something sporty. Since you’ll be snuggled up at home, athleisure wear is a winning combination of comfy and cool. Keep things football-themed with the Boys Black Football Jersey T-Shirt. Made from a soft knit and finished with faded graphics, your boy will love rocking this tee on game day! Pair with joggers like these Boys Sideline Indigo or AJ Grey Herringbone Sweats and his favorite sneaks for an effortlessly athletic look.
For a varsity vibe, girls bomber jackets are a must; they always look sporty! We love how cozy this Faux Fur Rainbow-back Bomber Jacket is. Its fluffy fabric means she’ll be nice and toasty if she heads out for a pre-match game of flag football, while the striped, elasticated cuff adds an athletic touch. The Girls Gold Star Sequin Jacket is a glitzy option and features sequin stars and sporty white striped trims. Wear a comfortable pair of jersey shorts or romper for the perfect, stay-at-home game outfit.
Sport Costumes to Make Kids Cheer-y
Kids love dressing up any time, and with so much energy during the Super Bowl game, they’ll love wearing a sporty costume to feel like they’re part of the action. Girls can join the cheerleading squad in the Pink Cheerleader Costume. Complete with pink pompoms, cute knee-high socks and matching two-piece top and skirt, she’ll love cheering on her favorite team.
If your boy loves dressing up and is a big football fan, we might just have his dream costume! Suit up on game day in this Zombie Football Player Costume for a fun twist on a football jersey.
Got kids that aren’t into dressing up? Another way to keep them entertained during the Super Bowl is to use sporty props like pompoms and foam fingers to wave around when their team scores. These red or blue metallic pompoms also score with kids. Why not get creative and let them make their own homemade signs too?
Football Food Favorites
Food is such a huge part of watching the Super Bowl with friends and family. No doubt everyone will be looking forward to the snacks you’ll serve. Did you know, around 11.2 million pounds of chips and 1.3 billion chicken wings are eaten during Super Bowl Sunday? As well as tons of football favorites like nachos, popcorn and pizza. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it! But not all Super Bowl snacks have to be store bought. Why not make your own with your “home team”? As well as building up excitement before the big day, homemade tortilla chips are super easy and fun to make, and they’re often much healthier too! Score a touchdown with guests by making your own game day dips like guacamole and salsa. Cupcakes decorated with your team’s colors, or football-shaped cookies are another creative option your football-fanatic kids will love making, and your guests will enjoy eating.
Go the Whole 9 Yards
If you’re hosting a big game bash, deck out your “stadium” with football themed accents to create a lively atmosphere. The kids will love seeing the house look a little different on game day, and have endless amounts of fun helping you decorate. Here are some of our favorite Super Bowl Sunday decoration ideas:
- DIY football banner: A simple but effective decoration, a football banner is easy to make with brown cardstock. Simply cut out football shapes, add white stripes with white cardstock and voila! Repeat to create a string of 10 footballs. Attach these onto a long piece of cord and your football bunting is complete. For more super crafting ideas, check out Country Living’s blog here.
- Why not get creative with food presentation? Instead of using your usual bowls and plates, there are tons of football-themed paper tubs, cups and treat stands available to spice up your party table. If you’re feeling extra-brave, you could even create your very own football stadium. Amy’s Party Ideas has an excellent, step-by-step guide to follow.
- If crafting isn’t your thing, there’s a huge selection of party decorations available in stores or online. Decorate your home in team colors, using party streamers, doorway curtains and table covers. Our shimmer curtains in silver, red, gold or white are perfect to add some sparkle to your doorways, and the Shooting Star Gold Star Backdrop Curtain screams party time!
Hut, Hut, Hike!
With all the excitement leading up to game day, you might feel inspired to play a game yourself. What better way to get into the football spirit than with a pre-match game of flag football? Head to your backyard or local park to build up an appetite for all those yummy Super Bowl snacks and shake off any pre-game jitters. It’s also an opportunity to get kids pumped about the game ahead, as well as enjoy some time away from the TV screen.
We hope you’ve found useful tips and tricks on how to host a fun, kid-friendly Super Bowl party and get your squad excited about the big game. Here’s hoping your team wins!