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Game Day Ideas

Everyone loves a good game day party with wings, pizza, chips and dip…but why does everyone forget to bring dessert? Be the Most Valuable Host this season and bring a Carvel Game Ball cake for your fans to enjoy! Our football-shaped ice cream cake is made with layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, fresh whipped frosting and chocolate crunchies inside and out!

And don’t let the fun stop there – during the game, play popular games like squares, football bingo or super stand up.


Create a grid that’s 11 x 11. Along the top, write one team, along the left side write the other. In the top row, skip the first box and write numbers 0 – 9 in any order, filling the remaining boxes. In the left column, do the same – skip the top box and write 0 – 9 in any order.

As guests arrive, let them pick a square or two (or as many as makes sense with the size of your party). At the end of each quarter, the winning square is determined by using the last digit of each team’s score.

Have fun football-themed prizes on hand for the winners. You can score per quarter, per half or just award a big prize for winning the whole game!

Football Bingo:

Create your own Bingo cards prior to the game, saving the middle square as a free space and filling in the rest with your favorite football-related items. Switch up the order and the items in the squares on each card. Play winner takes all or multiple prizes as more and more people win throughout the game.

Squares can include:

Specific penalties:
– False start
– Holding
– Personal foul
– Pass interference

Specific things that happen during plays:
– Hail Mary
– Kickoff return of 30+ yards
– Interception
– Fumbles

Specific advertiser:
– An ad that makes you cry
– An ad with a horse
– An ad that makes someone else laugh out loud

Specific things players might do:
– Drink Gatorade
– High five
– Do a touchdown dance

Super Stand Up:

Ask everyone to come up with a football joke! The worse the joke, the better.  If your guests are really struggling, have them look up a few zingers. At halftime, have everyone stand up and perform their best/worst jokes!

Blogger Inspirations: 

To complete your party planning, check out some of our favorite bloggers’ tips on game day decor, party favors, and easy recipes.

Sweet Tart Beauty: 5 steps to rock your game day party with a complete setup, including party favors and decor

Dash of Sanity10 easy game day recipes, from apps to dessert and everything in between

Elle Olive & Co.Make your party more festive with this easy DIY football banner and themed cake

At The Corner of Happy & HarriedTop your ice cream cake with cinnamon sugar popcorn for a no-fuss combo

I Dig PinterestHow to set up the best game day snack station and treat bar for family and friends to enjoy!

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