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My baby brother-in-law is heading into his senior year of high school, it’s hard to believe when Matt and I started dating he was just this little 7-year-old. Football is a huge part of Matt’s family. His Dad has always been a coach. His mom has always been the Football Mom. And the boys have always played. Since Joey is now a senior, they got to host the senior sleepover and breakfast this year. I thought it would be fun to continue the party with a Football Sundae Bar in the afternoon! I wanted to give them a little treat before double sessions started today and thought ice cream and SNICKERS® seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the coming season.
Matt and his dad are the teams scouts this year, which means that I’ll have plenty of extra time on my hands this fall to bake and create! But I’ll definitely be hitting up most of Joey’s games as I love a good high school football game. I’ve never been one of those people who can watch professional or college football, but I’m all for a good high school match up!
I made a double batch of fudge brownies and baked them in my 12 x 18 jelly roll pan. This made them thin enough so I could easy use a football cookie cutter to cut them. I baked them for 25 minutes and they were absolutely perfect. I then used simple white icing to draw the stitching on the footballs or “blitz” brownies as we called them for the party! If you want to make them extra yummy, add some chopped up snickers into the mix! When it comes to ice cream, brownies are a must have addition and you can use a box mix or make them from scratch!
Want to put together your own Football Sundae Bar? This party consisted of the following components:
- 105-count variety bag of MARS® candy bars (SNICKERS®, Milky Way®, M&M’s®. 3 Musketeers®, TWIX®)
- Ice Cream
- Chocolate Jimmies
- Maraschino Cherries
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Caramel Syrup
- Green (or team color) Sprinkles
- Lineacker Lemonade
- Party Favors
- Football Sundae Bar Sign
- Alphabet Stamps
- Stamp Pad
- Plush Footballs
With so many options to choose from, the boys had tons of fun customizing their football sundaes! Some with whipped cream, some without; some vanilla, some chocolate; some with all the toppings, some with just one. You get the idea, everyone’s happy!
These stamped wooden spoons are so easy to make and personalize. I simply used a set of alphabet stamps, you could use numbered ones too for jersey numbers. Use an ink pad(s) in the color of your choice and stamp away! It’s such a small and easy craft but it adds a nice little touch and helps bring the whole thing together!
For the party favors, I put together a SNICKERS®, a football pencil and a football hacky sack in a clear goodie bag and tied it up with some football ribbon. They were really easy to put together and the boys loved them!
A few more details of the party included “Super Bowls” for the ice cream, “penalty flags” or yellow napkins, some referee water bottles (get the printable labels here), and some Linebacker Lemonade. I made the little labels out of wooden footballs from Joann Fabric and a white paint pen. So simple and they came out really cute!
- 2 64 oz. Bottles of Lemonade
- 1 64 oz. Bottle of Juicy Juice Orange Tangerine
- 1 2- liter Bottle of Sierra Mist
- 1 package Strawberry-Kiwi Kool Aid
- 1 cup Sugar
- 10-15 drops Green Food Coloring
- Combine all ingredients together in a large punch bowl or drink dispenser and serve cold.
When I plan a party, Sam’s Club is always my first stop, especially when you’re feeding teenage boys. I purchased a lot of my party products there for the party because I knew I’d get a lot at a good price. They also have a great set of football plates and napkins which I picked up for the team to use at spaghetti dinners and post game receptions throughout the season.
I hope if you’re planning a football party of your own that I helped inspire some creativity and fun!