Use the colors — and lots of them — of your grandkid's favorite football team. If the party is outdoors, you can spray a mini-field (get athletic-field spray by Rust-Oleum for about $6 at your local hardware store) and don’t forget to paint the child's name in the end zone! (The paint will come off when the grass is mowed.) Give guests black eye-grease as they arrive.
Stadium food should do the trick. Try pizza, peanuts, chips, and pretzels. And wash it all down with Gatorade.
Organize a series of simple activities as a training camp. The drills can include:
Then separate the partygoers into two teams for a race, a competition to catch the most consecutive passes, a game of touch football for older kids, or any other games you like.
Referee. Outfit yourself with black pants, a zebra-stripe top, and a whistle. You call the shots.
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