Born and raised in a staunch sports town (ever the underdogs), it’s difficult for me to admit that I’m not all that much of a fanatic. In fact, if professional sports were indefinitely disbanded, I may not even notice (sorry, Dad). On the other hand, if beer and taco dip were wiped from the earth, I would definitely have a bone to pick – you know, with the junk-food gods. I’m all for the celebrating that surrounds Sunday football – the people, the snacks, the yelling uncontrollably at the TV – and if it’s my turn to host, we’re going all out.

Starting with these completely adorable utensil holders. They’re so easy and fun, and you can put them aside for football seasons to come.

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Leftover construction paper? Use cardboard and twine to create football drink tags (for beer cocktails) or green coasters painted with yard lines. I found these green food containers and acrylic paint at a craft store. Fill them with game-day favorites like a zesty snack mix or a football-themed dessert.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 30, 2013