the host or hostess to the party, its important for
you to dress the part as well. Go all out on dressing in Pittsburgh
Panthers colors and mascot prints. As an alternative, especially
if there will be fans of the opposing team (on game day),
consider borrowing a referees shirt from a friend who
volunteers through a league or city recreation center.
for upcoming sales at your local fabric store (Joanns
is great for having 40% off coupons that come in the mail
to those on their mailing list.) A variety of fabrics in the
Pittsburgh Panthers colors can be purchased. Sometimes you
can even get lucky to find images/prints that will also work
within the theme. The fabric can be used to swag on windows
and over tables as part of a tablecloth display. Cutting the
fabric into small squares will also provide for amazing napkins!
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 kids game (and for more energetic adults) is to have
each player lay on the ground wearing full football pads (all
of them.) When you say GO, the party guest wearing the full
pads must stand up and lay back down as many times as they
can in one minute. This is tough to do WITHOUT the pads, with
the pads its even more crazy!
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.)
fun party invitations, write all of the party information
on a small piece of paper (small enough if, when rolled up,
will fit inside of an uninflated balloon. Insert the rolled
papers in Pittsburgh Panthers balloons (or their colors) and
mail them with instructions for your party guest to blow up
the balloon and pop it in order to get the party info! Its
a party invitation with a bang!