Steff's Party Like an NFL Player Blowout

For pure cheek and consistency of theme (she plans on taping dollars to the ceiling to "make it rain," people), Finalist #6 won us over. At the Connecticut home of RedPlum reader Steff, the Big Game takes a little ribbing as she celebrates the shortcomings of many a pro athlete with her “Party Like an NFL Player” theme.

“NFL players are some of the most high profile and admired athletes in professional sports,” says Steff. But living a life of privilege and excess is not without its drawbacks, she says, so her fete “is designed to take a playful jab at the interesting and sometimes out-of-control lives of NFL players.”

THE MENU:
Drinks: Chilled “OJ” and plenty of frosty cold “Burress”
Apps: Tom Brady chicken “injured legs”
Main Meal: Grilled hot “dog fights” with all the fixings
Dessert: Guests will “bail” us out and bring dessert
Decor: “Make it rain” from the ceiling, by attaching photocopied funny money to fishing line and hanging from the ceiling.
Activities: Other then watching the game…gambling of course! All in good fun though, we’ll play “squares”.

THE DRESS CODE:
Steff provides black-and-white striped shirts as party favors. “The favorite attire of refs AND convicts,” she says.

WHO’S INVITED:
Steff's soiree's perfect for anyone with a sense of humor, she says. Not into football? You'll fit in fine if you bring an interest in current events and pop culture. "People who aren’t necessarily into football know all the stories in my theme and will enjoy discussing the stories referenced," says Steff.

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DIANE'S "HOMEMADE BIG SANDWICH BASH"

BETH'S PUPPY BOWL PARTY WITH DOGS...AND DOGS

MARY'S "PASS THE BALL" INDOOR MILWAUKEE TAILGATE WITH GRILLED BRATS

CHANDA'S MEXICAN FIESTA WITH MAKE-YOUR-OWN TACO BAR

PETE'S CLASSIC SPREAD WITH ULTIMATE MAC & CHEESE