25 Ways to Celebrate Fall!

Celebrate Fall!

25 ways to celebrate fall

Today is the first day of fall! How will you celebrate the changing of the seasons? Here is a list of our top 25 ways to celebrate fall. Hope you find some inspiration to make the most of this beautiful season!

  1. Collect and press some colorful fall leavescelebrate fall with a visit to a pumpkin patch
  2. Visit a pumpkin patch
  3. Plant some bulbs in the garden
  4. Drink some apple cider
  5. Watch a football game
  6. Make a pinecone bird feeder
  7. Decorate your home for fall
  8. Collect outgrown coats and sweaters and donate them to a local shelter
  9. Go on a hay ride
  10. Have some s’mores and hot cocoacelebrate fall with a marshmallow roast
  11. Take a drive to check out the fall foliage
  12. Bob for apples
  13. Go on a nature walk and take lots of pictures
  14. Go apple picking
  15. Bake a pie
  16. Visit a farmers’ market
  17. Plant some mums
  18. Have an Oktoberfest party
  19. Carve pumpkins
  20. Visit a corn maze
  21. Try a new soup recipe using fall foods such as pumpkin, parsnip, or butternut squash
  22. Enjoy the new TV premieres
  23. Make applesauce
  24. Invite over some friends for a wine tasting party
  25. Rake a big pile of leaves and then jump in!

Decorate Your Football Party Drinks

Since our theme of the week is the football party, we thought it might be fun to highlight some ways to serve your beverages in new and exciting ways. Here is a round up of 9 great ways to decorate your football party drinks. Enjoy!

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1. Help Your Water Bottles Score — Check out the awesome printables at Three Little Monkeys Studio for these great referee water bottle labels.

2. Personalize Your Classic Red Cups — We love the versatility of the red Solo cup! Etch-It makes a great version of these party cups with built-in labels that allow your party guests to write their own name (or whatever they wish to be called that day) on their drinks. (Etch-It label cups are available at Amazon.com)

3. Make Your Own Goal Post Drinks — We found this cute idea at Creative Juice. All you need is a Sharpie, some straws, cups, and lime slices to create these unique football party drinks.

4. Beer Bottle Footballs — These bottles were featured on a party at Flamingotoes.com. To make them, remove your bottle labels, use white editing tape or athletic tape to make the football strings (on a dry bottle) and add a ribbon to the neck in your favorite team colors.

5.  Decorate Cups with Fun Chalkboard Drink Labels — We love these easy chalkboard labels.They come in a variety of shapes, so you can add them to glasses, jars, bottles, or whatever you want to label! Then just use chalk to create instant name tags.

6. DIY Turf Drink Cozies — Long for the feel of the football field? Make your own turf drink cozies by cutting and hot gluing a piece of grass turf to fit your party cups or bottles.

7. Football Party Cups — These football themed cups require no work at all! Fun!

8. Tailgate Party Cups — Here is another fun take on the party cup we found at Giggles Galore. Just punch a hole in a clear cup and use twine or ribbon to attach a football whistle.

9. HELLO! My Name Is… — Using classic name tags is another easy way to label your disposable cups or bottles for a party. Just set out a pile of labels and some Sharpie markers and let your guests express their creativity.


Party of the Week: Football Party!

party of the week bannerThis week we are going to try something a little bit new on the blog and write a weekly feature of different party themes from our website. We have been adding ideas to Creative Party Themes since 2010, and sometimes we forget how great some of these parties are! Every week we will try and showcase a party theme that just might inspire you to gather some friends and celebrate. We’ll also try to add a little something new and special to each theme… Here we go!


It’s that time of year again…time to dust off the pom poms and get ready to cheer on your favorite football team! Click on this football party ideas link to visit our football party page, where you will find lots of ideas to inspire your planning, including tips for invitations, decorations, activities, food and more. We’ve also rounded up a collection of free football party printables to add a fun touch to your party table.

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We took a look  around the internet to see what other sites had some fun football party ideas and found the amazing free football party printables below. Click on any of the photos to get taken to some more great ideas and these super football printables!

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For even more ideas that all relate to this wonderful time we call football season, be sure to take a look at the related posts listed below!

Tailgating Games

Tailgating Games


You’ve gotten to campus early to secure your great tailgating spot, but the kickoff isn’t for hours.  We’ve got you covered with this list of our top 10 tailgating games!

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Our Top 10 Tailgating Games

Challenge your friends, help keep the kids busy and work off those hot and spicy wings! Here is a list of our top 10 favorite tailgating games! All these top tailgating games are fun to play, take up minimal space and are easy to transport.


Tailgate Yahtzee (sometimes called Yardzee)tailgate games — This is a bigger version of the classic dice game. You can find lots of versions of this game, often in your favorite team’s colors!  You can find free printable yard Yahtzee scorecards and a tutorial for making your own dice over at Whipperberry.com



Football Toss — Are you an arm chair quarterback?  Prove your skill with this football throwing game. Play it for accuracy in around the world or tic tac toe!




Ladder Toss Game — This is a backyard classic! We like this game for all ages, abilities and outdoor party themes, and it comes with a easy to pack carrying case.


Washer Toss Game – This top tailgate game doesn’t require much space to play.

Polish Horseshoes — Also known as Beersbee. Test your frisbee aim with this game. The team who knocks their opponents’ beer can off the pole by hitting it with a flying disc wins!



NCAA Tailgate Ping Pong Table — Choose from a wide selection of NCAA Football teams and get a spirited game of ping pong (or beer pong) going!


Birdee Golf Tailgate Yard Game– “Fore!”  This is a collapsible net and birdie set where you can chip your birdie into the target. Luckily for your tailgating neighbors this top tailgating game uses soft birdees and not golf balls.


Football Team Cornhole — Cornhole is another classic yard or tailgating game that is fun for everyone. Amazon has a great variety of cornhole sets representing a variety of NCAA or NFL teams.


Giant Jenga– You can paint the pieces of this Mega Jenga game in your school colors for extra team spirit!



Rollors Game — This super fun game combines bowling, horseshoes, and bocce to try and get your rollor closest to the wooden pyramid. This game won a top 10 award for fun outdoor activities.


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For the winner of each game, print this Tailgate Winner printable. Print it on card stock and attach it to a small gift like a  jar of barbecue sauce, a bag of peanuts, team fan gear or even a favorite beverage.

Tailgate Winner printable



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