If you’re unable to enjoy the game at the stadium, then it’s easy to create the same football frenzy on game-day at your AMLI apartment near campus. Here are a few tips and decoration ideas to spruce up your party:
- If you’re into going all out with decorations, then we suggest buying team balloons. You can embellish your entryway with balloons of your college team. You can even buy balloons for the opposing team and you can make a game out of it by popping one each time your school scores a touchdown. If you live in AMLI Eastside near the Huston-Tillotson University campus, make sure to stock up on maroon and gold!
- No football party is complete without the food! Fans love chowing down on chips, salsa and guacamole while enjoying the game, so a snack area is crucial to your football party. Isolate one area of the apartment as a snack buffet to make cleaning up easier at the end. You can even get utensils in your school colors and napkins with your schools logo on them! For example, if you live in the AMLI by the University of Texas at Austin campus on Lavaca Street, buy a lot of burnt orange decorations.
- Transform your apartment party into something similar to a tailgating party! You can have all of your guests who haven’t dressed up as “festively” put on face paint with your school colors. If you live near the Los Angeles Valley College campus, make sure to have plenty of green and gold paint to cheer on the Monarchs! You can also provide pompoms and megaphones to your guests to help your guests get in the spirit even more!
- If you and your friends are of-age, set up a drinks section separate from the snacks. You can use drinks and cans with the same colors as your school colors to represent your team. At your local grocery store close to your campus Amli apartment, you should be able to find drinks with your school labels on them. If not, get creative and create your own!
- Incorporate football favors into your decorations as well. Use them as food labelers or stuff multiple mini-footballs into a small vase as an easy, festive centerpiece on your snack table.
Hopefully these tips will help you plan the perfect off-campus football party in your AMLI apartment near campus. The right planning and decorations can make all of the different to make sure your host of the most fun parties of the semester!