December, 31, 2014

Creating a Winning Table for NFL Playoffs

Bring Your A Game
If you’re hosting an NFL Playoff event this year, I’d love to share some ideas for a party your guests will remember. Football doesn’t always have to mean hot dogs and beer. Your playoff party can (and should!) be tasty AND tasteful.

While your guests may have several parties to choose from, you can be sure your event will be the one they’ll be talking about for weeks. Step it up and enjoy the game in style. Whether you’re throwing a corporate event to cheer on your favorite team or hosting your own watching party, we have lots of great ideas to make you the MVP of your next pro football event.

Set up the Space

Nothing creates an exciting atmosphere better than bold decorations in your team’s colors. At BBJ Linen, we can put together any color combination you can imagine, plus some special touches you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking for a showstopper, check out our “pigskin” table overlay. With the same look and feel of a football, it creates a fun and memorable table design. Pair it with your team colors in our Jersey line, and add a table runner and napkins in referee black and white stripe to complete the look. If you’re searching for a great allover print table cloth, you can’t go wrong with our touchdown overlay. And for a real wow factor, mimic the look of AstroTurf with our three-dimensional green metallic shag overlay.

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Food & Drink: Keep it Small, Simple and Fun

When planning a football party menu, the most important thing is to consider that most of the focus will be on the game. That’s not to say you have to serve boring appetizers and dishes, but just make sure die hard fans can enjoy the food in one or two quick bites while keeping their eyes on the game. Here are few tried and true examples:

  • Potato skins
  • Thin crust pizza cut into small slices
  • Nacho bar
  • Chili bar with small ramekins or mugs
  • Buffalo wings
  • Sliders
  • Chips and guacamole or other dip

The key to fast-and-easy drinks is to limit cocktails to a single signature drink you can mix by the pitcher, like margaritas. (Bonus points if you can incorporate team colors here!) You can also buy or rent several punchbowls with ice and load them up with soft drinks and bottled beer. Guests can grab their choice of drink without missing a beat. Be sure to include some chilled or room temperature bottled water, too.

Capture the Moment

For a unique touch, why not consider setting up your own photo booth? It’s a great way to get guests mingling after the game and create fun memories of the event. Our bold table linens can make great backdrops, and there are plenty of free printables online to create a simple backdrops or props with your team colors.

Let us know your ideas and inspiration for your next pro football gathering in the comments. We’d love to work with you to create the perfect event, so get in touch today, and one of our party linen rental representatives will be happy to help.

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Products Used: Pigskin Overlay, Green Metallic Shag Overlay & Black Mod Stripe Runner