Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Football Rivalry Party

Football Rivalry Party

If you don’t live in Louisville then you might not understand the sports rivalry against the teams from University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.  If you do live in Louisville, then chances are, loyalties to your favorite college team is divided among your household or friends.  Things get thick around here when UofL and UofK play against each other in football or basketball.  (And by thick, I mean downright crazy.)

Instead of picking sides, Craft E Magee and I created a football rivalry party for this weekend’s Louisville/Kentucky football showdown.  In true sportsmanship, we made sure to represent each team equally in this fun party setup.  Hosting your own football party this weekend?  Use some of these details to impress your guests no matter which team they’re cheering for!

Football Rivalry Party

The first thing we did was to create a football field table cloth.  We used green felt purchased by the yard at the fabric store and made yard lines using masking tape.  We then divided our teams straight down the middle of the table, and set up each team’s side equally using Kentucky blue and Louisville red partyware filled with game day snacks.  Creating symmetry is key to keeping your party table visually appealing.

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How cute are these water bottle labels?  Craft E Magee designed a set of party printables for each team that includes water bottle labels, pennants, and cupcake toppers.  (Print the free UL vs UK party set here.)  Although each team’s colors and  logos are different, the chevron print helps bring everything together.

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All of the fun details like team logos and cheers tie the party together even when creating sides for two teams.  You can easily use these ideas to plan for any sport or  football rivalry party, including Super Bowl parties.

Craft E Magee shares more details on assembling the pennants and making the football brownies over on her blog.

Whichever team you’re cheering for this weekend, I hope you have a fun and safe celebration!

Happy party planning, DIY’ers!