Gifts for a Football-Themed Party

by Sarah Mollman
Give or receive an appropriate gift at a football-themed party.

Give or receive an appropriate gift at a football-themed party.

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Whether you are hosting or attending a football-themed party, gifts are bound to be passed out. It may be a child's birthday party or a get together to watch an NFL or college football game. Party favors can be given to guests or guests can bring a gift to thank the host.

Favors for Kids

Don't let the guests at your child's football-themed birthday party go home empty-handed. Give each party guest a football-related party favor as a parting gift and a way to thank each child for attending. Select small favors like football-shaped whistles, water bottles, clackers, sunglasses or even tambourines. You can also give miniature footballs or football helmets that can serve as a keepsake. Put the favors you select in individual gift bags for each guest and add candy or tissue paper as a filler.

Favors for Adults

Treat your adult guests at your football-themed party to football favors. The favors can reflect the sports team you are cheering for if you are hosting a party where everyone is tailgating, attending or watching a football game from home. Give each guest a miniature megaphone to yell at the refs or support the team. Your adult guests may also appreciate drinking-related favors like bottle openers, tailgating coolers or personalized beverage holders. If you really want to go all out, draw names from a hat and give the guest whose name you select tickets to a football game.

Gift for Child Party Host

Give a birthday boy who is having a football-themed party a football-related gift to celebrate his special day. Find out his favorite football team and give him a jersey, hat or pair of pajamas that features his team or even favorite player. If he has a video game system, give him the most recent version of the "Madden" NFL video game. Another option is to give him a gift to decorate his room like a poster, comforter, pillow, lamp or bean bag chair with footballs or a sports team logo on it.

Gift for Adult Party Host

Thank the host of the football-themed party you are invited to by giving him a gift that suits the occasion. Bring food or beverages for everyone to share. Ideas include beer, wine, soda or water bottles as well as a homemade dip, chicken wings, pizzas, puppy chow, cookies or a fruit or vegetable tray. You can also bring chips and dip in a football helmet serving dish that you can give as a gift. If the host plans to grill out, give him a grill cover that features the logo of his favorite football team.

About the Author

Sarah Mollman began writing for "The Northern Iowan" newspaper in 2005. She was awarded scholarships from the Department of English at the University of Northern Iowa for Outstanding Short Story and Outstanding Personal Essay in 2008. Mollman holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa.

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