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How to Be the MVP of Game Day Parties

Score big this football season! You can decorate an all-star kickoff party with a few simple steps.

Football Field Table Runner
From Real Simple

Chalkboard contact paper

Spread out chalkboard contact paper and draw yard lines with chalk and a ruler.

Set out the chalk and let your guests strategize their own plays throughout the party.

Sports Party Tray
From Martha Stewart

Wood tray
Chalkboard paint in classroom green
Flat 1/2-inch brush
Paper towels
Chalkboard silkscreen in striped alphabet
Liquid Chalk
Water basin

Clean off tray.

Apply chalkboard paint in classroom green to inside bottom of tray.

Condition the chalkboard finish by rubbing side of chalk over the surface and then wiping with a paper towel.

Cut apart alphabet screens to create letters needed.

Place the letters where desired and tape to hold in place.

Remove the backing from first letter and replace.

Apply erasable liquid chalk very lightly through screen. Remove screen and wash immediately to prevent screen from clogging.

Repeat process until phrase is spelled out.

Penalty Flag Bucket

White metal bucket
Black electrical tape
Sign with your team’s name

Use 3/4″-wide black electrical tape to make stripes on a white metal bucket.

Make a homemade design or print a sign from your computer.

Glue the sign to the bucket.


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