This post is sponsored by DIGIORNO pizza. As always, all opinions are my own.

It seems that there’s an important football game on every day of the week during the fall and winter. What better way to celebrate then spending time with friends and family over food (especially pizza). No matter what the celebration, I always think it’s fun to have a few decorations and details that add to the festivities. So today, I’m inviting you to my DIY Football Pizza Party.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Not only are we going to dive into DIGIORNO pizza’s piping hot and crispy crust pizzas, but I’m going to give you four creative ideas to DIY your way to a festive football game-watching experience. Each of these ideas can be whipped up in under 20 or so minutes, which happens to be just about how long it takes to bake a DIGIORNO Original RISING CRUST pizza.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Since we have a lot to cover, let’s get right to it!

First, we’re going to make lettered football-themed napkins.

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Lettered Football Napkins

For this project, your will need:
Lettered printable (It’s free! Download it here.)
Green cotton napkins
Fabric transfer sheets
Scissors

Begin by downloading the free printable. Then, print it on the fabric transfer sheets. Cut them into strips to fit your napkins.

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Next, follow the directions on your particular fabric transfer sheet to transfer the design to each napkin. (This typically involves ironing your transfer sheet onto the fabric for about 2 minutes. Allow the sheet to cool, and then peel off the paper backing.)

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It’s that simple. Your football-themed napkins are ready for the party!

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Since these are iron-on transfers, you’re not just transferring the text you printed, but the whole strip. I used that to my advantage by cutting out a uniform strip and making it part of my design.

Also, while I’ve provided you with a free download of some common football terms, feel free to create your own with your favorite words, teams, or players.

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With the napkins complete, we need something to serve the pizza. Let’s craft some custom football-themed pizza servers.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Football Pizza Servers

For this project, you will need:
Wood handled pizza server
Washi tape
Paint
Paint brush

Begin by taping off the metal part of the pizza server with washi tape. Then paint the wood handle a solid color. I chose green, white, and brown for my servers. Apply a second coat.

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Once the paint is dry, it’s time for a design. On my server with the brown handle, I added laces like those on a football. On the white handled one, I made black stripes to mimic a referee’s shirt. On the green one, I put smaller stripes so that it resembled a football field.

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Depending on your skill level, you can freehand the designs or use more washi tape to section off areas you’d like to paint.

Once the paint is dry, remove any washi tape, and your football-themed pizza servers are ready for duty.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

I picked these plain servers up for a steal. I think they were only a couple dollars a piece. Adding a little paint is an easy way to jazz them up for a party.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

My personal favorite is the football one!

Moving on to our third DIY project: After all the work, I think it’s time for a drink. Because you know how much I like garnishing things, let’s whip up some gold helmet drink stirrers.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Helmet Drink Stirrers

For this project, you will need:
Mini football helmets
Gold spray paint
E-6000 glue
Plastic drink stirrers

Begin by spray painting your mini helmets gold. (I recommend gold, but you can use any color you wish.)

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Once they are painted (inside and out) and have completely dried, apply glue to the inside of the helmets and attach a drink stirrer to each. Allow the stirrers to dry for several hours before using them.


DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

How cool are these!?

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

I promise your football-watching friends will get a kick of out them and congratulate you on your creativity.

Our fourth DIY project is a football and yard line-inspired garland.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Football Yard Line Garland

For this project, you will need:
Football and yard line printable (It’s free! Download it here.)
Scissors
Twine
Mini clothes pins

Begin by downloading the free printables. Print them out and use a scissors to cut out the footballs and yard line pendants.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Then, using the mini clothespins, attach them to your twine.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Touchdown! It’s that simple.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Hang the garland near your TV or use it to decorate your table.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Now to take your DIY Football Pizza Party over the top, use a roll of 12-inch craft paper for a table runner. Measure it to fit your table; then with a felt-tip marker, draw on x’s, o’s, and arrows as seen in a coach’s playbook.

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Isn’t this a super simple way to add an interesting and fun detail to the best pizza party ever?

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

Now that the DIY portions of this party is complete, let’s have some pizza. I’m serving up DIGIORNO Original RISING CRUST Supreme, DIGIORNO Original RISING CRUST Pepperoni, and DIGIORNO Original RISING CRUST Three Meat pizzas. (Check out more of their delicious flavor combinations here.) DIGIORNO pizzas help you rise to the occasion because it comes piping hot and crispy, straight from your oven in minutes, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time focused on the fun. Perfect!

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.comDIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

DIY Football Pizza Party | inspiredbycharm.com

 

Whether you’re the world’s most dedicated football fan or you’re just there for the pizza, I hope you picked up a creative idea or two for your very own DIY Football Pizza Party. Every day is game day. Go team!

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Comments

  • N at

    Love all of these ideas!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch at

    Great, creative ideas! I have to make these napkins!!! Everything looks fun and amazing!

  • Elle at

    Those pizza servers are the best! I’m inspired. Thanks.

  • Ardith at

    These ideas almost make me want to watch football…almost. But hey, I could throw the party and just hang out with everyone. Score, Michael! Cheers, Ardith

  • Julie Blanner at

    So many darling ideas, now let’s eat pizza!

  • Sharon at

    Hello, Great ideas…where do you find the small helmets?

  • Lydia at

    Where did you get the miniture helmets?

  • Amy at

    Where did you find the little helmets?

  • Amy at

    I love it all!

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