Sep 052018
 

It’s finally FOOTBALL season and the New England Patriots season kickoff is THIS Sunday, September 9th at 1 pm! The season kickoff is always special for us because it’s the start of 4 months of rooting for our team together as a family! We are huge Patriots (Pats) fans in our family and love to celebrate game day with lots of great snacks!

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

We always have munchies like chips, pretzels and other sweets on hand to snack on throughout the game, but this year for the Patriots kickoff this weekend, we got an amazing officially licensed NFL cake at Stop & Shop! How cool is this Patriots cake (please pardon the smudge on the bottom left – we had a little snafu at checkout).

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

My boys just about flipped their lids when I got home from Stop & Shop and they saw the cake.  I mean, who wouldn’t be impressed with a cake like this? But that wasn’t the only thing we had to celebrate kickoff 2018!

One thing I make every single game day is a family favorite: Game Day Punch. This two ingredient punch recipe seriously couldn’t be easier to make and the kids love it. My mom always made this fun, fizzy punch on special occasions for my sister, brother and I when we were kids. I have so many memories of drinking it at family parties growing up and now my kids will, too.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

All you have to do is buy a bottle of your favorite fruit punch and some lemon-lime soda. Pour them both into a bowl, chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes and that’s it. If you want to get fancy, you can add a scoop of sherbet to the bowl, but my kids don’t like that, so I don’t.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

I happened to have had a few mason jars laying around, so I decided to make them into football mason jars to serve our Game Day Punch in. I went into my hubby’s tool box and found some electrical tape, which is what I used to make the football pattern out of.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

I put one long piece down the center of the jar and then cut pieces in half to make the little lines across.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

They were really easy to make and I thought they would make a really cute addition to our celebration. Once my Game Day Punch was ready after chilling in the fridge, I served it in our homemade football mason jars. The kids loved them!

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season like we did, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today. It’s a perfect way to make kickoff 2018 (or any game day) extra special.

If you want to celebrate the upcoming football season in a fun way, check out your local Stop & Shop bakery for officially licensed NFL cakes today.

What are you doing to celebrate your favorite team’s kickoff this season?

  30 Responses to “Are you ready for #Kickoff2018? Here are Some Fun Ways to Celebrate!”

  1. Those ideas are so cute! I really love the football mason jars. That is an awesome idea!

  2. I LOVE these ideas! I’m an especially big fan of cake, so I like the idea of having a game day cake I’ve never seen that before.

  3. We’re having a BIG backyard barbecue for our first game. It’s going to be epic. It’s going to be especially awesome now that I’ve decided there will be CAKE!

  4. This is a cute idea to dress up glass for football season. Very east to make myself, might have to surprise the family for the next big game.

  5. What fun punch! I wish I liked football but it bores me to tears. However, I do enjoy the food that comes with it, so I’ll eat and then leave before the game ends.

  6. Love the mason jar craft. I’ve never thought of having a mini celebration to kickstart football season. This is such a great idea though.

  7. Four months of football is something i don’t wait for, yes I am a football widow. Your cake and punch is great though so enjoy the games.

  8. I can’t believe that fall and football season is already here! It is hard to believe that it is time for it. Yay for homegating and tailgating!

  9. It looks like you’re all set for a weekend full of football! Everything looks awesome and those football mugs look cool!

  10. These are some great ideas! A perfect way to celebrate the upcoming football season!

  11. Way to make the mason jars more masculine – that’s such a fun, easy idea. I celebrate kickoff by pretending it doesn’t exist for as long as possible 😀

  12. I love your mason jar craft. What a fun, easy way to celebrate kickoff! We love watching our fave games on the TV for sure!

  13. What a fun way to kickoff football season! And what a delicious spread you got there.

  14. These are great ideas i like to celebrate football season with various dishes during Superbowl. other days it will some snacks for watching football.

  15. YOu got a good team there girl. I’m sure they will do great this year…even when they play the Cowboys!

  16. I love a good, easy punch. I am ready for some serious tailgating this year.

  17. What a cute idea for the football glasses! Love! (And that cake looks fantastic. Grocery store cake is my favorite!)

  18. This is awesome. Decorations like those mason jars are so easy and so much fun! I’m going to try the punch, too! Loved the cake! Great idea!

  19. Stop and shop is one of my favourites! And good luck with all the matches 🙂

  20. I love football season, as long as it’s college football…LOL!! I can’t wait to go to my first game of the year next weekend!!

  21. Ice cream cake is the best and I love the idea of being able to get one decorated with your favorite team. The football jars are cute.

  22. These are the great ways to celebrate and make some fun. I love your ideas keep sharing!

  23. The cake is lovely! It must be delicious too! I love how you designed those mason jars too. I may copy your ideas the next time we host a party at home.

  24. Love what you did with the mugs! I think that’s a brilliant idea especially for game day. The cake’s definitely a winner as well.

  25. This is simple and perfect. That is how you do it!

  26. My family loves kickoff time. I am so excited for this season!

  27. I am actually not into football but my colleagues are. They are having a get together for the kickoff. I guess this is a good idea that I can share to them.

  28. Super cute glasses! So NOT a Patriots fan though, lol. Go Panthers!

  29. Those jars are so fun and cute! This is a great setup girl!

  30. Those jars are great. I love that the punch is only 2 ingredients. I also love that cake!

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