Raiders game day field! For those that are planning much of
their party space outdoors, take some standard white sidewalk
chalk and draw some of the lines on a football field directly
onto your cement patio or driveway space. You wont be
able to get the whole field in, probably, but drawing a few
of the yard marks can still have a huge impact on the overall
decorating space. This is especially effective for outdoor
spaces because there never seems to be enough decorations
to thoroughly cover an outdoor space (with all of the wide
open space in view.)
fun invitations, consider buying a stack of empty popcorn
bags! You can either write all of the information directly
onto the bags (opting to or not fill the bags with popcorn
before hand delivering them) or putting the information on
a card and placing them INSIDE the bag of popcorn (again,
you choosing whether or not to fill the bag with popcorn.)
This will definitely set a fun tone for your guests before
your Oakland Raiders party even begins!
cardboard or foam core board, cut out large pirate swords.
These can be covered in aluminum foil however they look much
better if they are spray painted silver on the blades and
and painted gold on the hilts. The blades will be smoother
and not look so cheap. Hang these up in a cross
sword fashion (thing of the Oakland Raiders logo with the
swords behind the helmet.)
black streamers to create a raider ship ladder effect (like
a giant grid.) This looks great hanging from the ceiling or
placed on a wall behind the food. It will really accentuate
the raider feel.
a fun centerpiece, use a large wooden treasure chest filled
with Raider treasure mixed in with Raider mascot items (key
chains, t-shirts, hats, etc.) If you were planning on having
some parting gifts or goodie bags for your guests, these would
be a great place to put them!
a few rounds of football themed Bingo. This is a great activity
to play while watching the game during commercial time or
every time someone scores during the game. You can either
create your own boards or download some HERE.
great addition to your decorating is the use of homemade black
paper chains. Not only are they inexpensive to make, but they
look great and will also enhance your raider theme.
Plus, making them is fun and you can even get the kids involved!
You shouldnt have any trouble finding lots of places
to hang the raider chains
around the food looks especially
purchasing team print napkins and plates, pick up an extra
package of each and use them for decoration! They can be some
of the least expensive and festive decorations you can use
for your party. Napkins that are unfolded can be hung up,
place inside clear bowls for centerpieces and taped up just
about anywhere. The plates can be hung from the ceiling and
the walls. Its a simple idea, but a great way to add
volume to your decorating without breaking the budget (see
below for team print napkins and plate options.)