Family Football Game Party Traditions

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We love the big football game! From the planning to the party fun, we enjoy it all! Thank you to P&G for sponsoring this post.

family football party traditions

We are so excited for the big game!

Football watching is a family event around here… especially for the big game, because those commercials and halftime show can’t be missed! Our party traditions are pretty easy when it comes to planning and such. One thing we always do is that we prepare for the big day with some great P&G products.


One of our first traditions is to head to Walmart for supplies. We purchase a few P&G products that help to make pregame, game time, and post game all awesome, including Charmin Toilet Paper, Tide Pods Laundry Detergent and Bounty Paper Towels.


We always have some healthy snacks to enjoy during the game. And I bring out our football decorations. I keep the decorations neutral so that we can use them each year and Emmy has taken over official decorating duties. She has her own ideas about where everything should go.


As far as clothing is concerned, we wear the colors of our favorite team that is playing. That’s how we personalize it. I remember the year we all wore the Philadelphia team colors and jerseys, since that is Pete’s favorite team. I also remember the time when Emmy dropped a whole slice of pizza on her shirt. Thankfully we had Tide to wash it and the jersey was good to go for the next season.

Another tradition is our sparkling apple cider (or as we call it, party juice) celebration whenever our favorite team scores a touchdown! We keep a couple bottles chilling in the fridge and then Maddie runs over and pours some whenever it’s time to celebrate! Spills are inevitable so we always keep Bounty on hand to clean up the mess.

football party traditions

What I love the most about our family football party traditions for the big game is that we spend time together having fun.

The big game only happens once a year and knowing that I make that day special for those that I love is all that matters. I love that Pete’s enjoyment of football has spurred a bonding time with he and the girls. They all take great care in deciding what team we will be rooting for (if the all time favorite isn’t playing of course), and the fun of the day makes us all remember how lucky we are to have each other. Want more game day tradition ideas? Head on over to Walmart for more inspiration.  

What are your family’s big football game traditions? Please share them below and on social media using the hashtag #GameDayTraditions

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. We love watching football in our house. Snacks are great for watching football too! I can’t wait for the Superbowl so we can entertain!

  2. That’s really nice, it’s always better to watch the game with family! It’s nice to see them all together and having fun!

  3. My hubby is looking forward to the Superbowl, so I am in the process of planning a fun day with the family. Thanks for these ideas and I will make sure I have Bounty to help with the cleaning up tasks.

  4. These sound like great family football game party traditions. My family doesn’t really watch the football games to much so we have none but my sister does. Her and her boyfriend usually make a big dinner with hamburgers chips etc and drinks for every game the Packers play. Everyone who attends wheres the Packer jerseys.

  5. I always try to have a super bowl party and there are always spills. I’m going to make sure I’m stocked up on cleaning products like these paper towels before party day comes around. I love your traditions, we have ours as well.

  6. We sit down together as a family and watch The Game once in awhile and I try to make it kind of fun with finger food snacks…and of course paper towels. lol We’ll be having a small get-together for the Superbowl!

  7. We always have a SMALL get together for the game. I hate the clean-up so I ask my husband to keep the invites pretty low key. But it always turns out super fun with friends food and drinks!

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