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 of 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.

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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 him 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 Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • We are a big football family, so we are big on snacking…and messes happen, too 🙂

  • Football parties are necessities but so is keeping things clean! Thats why we like to throw them outside.

  • We aren’t a football fan family, so we don’t have those traditions. I would love to attend a party one year though!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • I love SuperBowl Sunday! I can’t wait for the game (and commercials). We always have lots of food and drinks and just relax at home.

  • I love football parties! They’re a chance to eat fun food and have fun with family and friends!

  • This is a fun Traditions My hubby and the two boys was a fan of football games they love the Superbowl Sunday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • We love watching football games at home. Like you, we have some great family traditions that we hope to carry on for our kids.

  • Tide the laundry detergent that my parents always used and still do.

    I discovered that it was too strong for me and that I was actually allergic to it, so I switched to a natural brand that I get at Costco now.

  • There should be snacks. Watching a very thrilling and exciting game is not complete without snacks. 🙂 Looking forward to our next game!

  • Always good to be prepared! I love that you pair healthy snacks like oranges and a vegi platter along with the not-so healthy snacks. When people do this I always eat more vegetables than I do no-so healthy snacks.

  • We don’t watch sports a lot around here but I’ll take advantage of any opportunity to spend time with family. Looks like your family had a great time!

  • Great game party traditions! It’s always nice spending time with family watching the game.

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