With two nephews who play football, a best friend who is a football coach, and several other friends who enjoy watching Sunday football, it seems like everywhere I turn someone is talking about how excited they are for the return of football season.
Now, let’s be honest, I am really there for the yummy snacks and delicious food.
Since I love quick and easy meals that don’t require me to stand in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun together, the Sam's Club Cafe Pizza and Coca-Cola Bundle is the perfect solution. I noticed the bundle the last time Houston and I were at Sam’s Club, picking up our favorite mesquite chicken, and I couldn’t believe what's included for $13.98: a hot 16 inch pizza, cheesy breadsticks, six cookies, and a 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola. I am all about the quick and easy life so being able to grab an entire party menu at Sam's Club at a great price makes hosting a football watching party a cinch. That means there is more time for party setup and decorating. A girl has to have her priorities, right?
I placed our order when we arrived at Sam's Club and then we did our shopping. A quick stop at the pick-up counter and we were on our way home with our meal.
I thought it would be fun to have a little football game ourselves and Houston created some awesome printables for our Flick Kick Football Game.
I started by making two goal posts out of yellow drinking straws. I cut one long piece for the crossbar and two shorter pieces for the upright arms of the goal post. I lightly dipped the arms into hot glue and attached to the cross bar. Then I added another straw to the bottom as the support pole.
Then I printed the field that Houston created and the foldable football; he was so sweet, he even put gridlines and instructions on the printable for easy folding. Once I had my football folded I grabbed a pen to keep score with the printable scorecard and we got to playing.
Flick Kick Football:
Print out the Flick Kick Printables
Cut out and fold the football graphic
Cut out the printable scorecard
Print the field printable on 11x17 paper
How to Play:
One player on each side of the field printable
Players take turns flicking the football back and forth, trying to keep the football in the opposite end zone
When a touchdown is scored, the player can then attempt a field goal for an extra point (field goals need to be flicked from the table and through the goal post - more details are included on the scorecard)
If a player's football goes too far while trying to score a touchdown and falls off the table, the opposing player can attempt a penalty kick with the same rules as a field goal kick
Trying to flick the football into the end zone is harder than it looks! I kept flicking it too hard and it would fly off the field and almost into the pizza. One I finally scored a touchdown, Houston raised his yellow goal post and I tried to flick the football for a field goal point. I think I better stick to paper crafting and cookie baking because I tried multiple times and never made that extra point.
We had a great time snacking on pizza and playing our flick kick football game. It is going to be a great way to entertain my younger nephews who don’t like watching an entire football game on TV and it is inexpensive entertainment with supplies you probably already have on hand. We will be sharing the printables next week so you can have your own tabletop football game, so stay connected via Instagram.
Fun printables and a quick and easy dinner have me ready for football season. If I have you craving pizza now, you can find a Sam's Club near you and have dinner (and dessert!) in a snap.