How to Create a Football Date Night

Fun, fall, family, and football. Yes, football will be a frequent visitor at many homes this season. Instead of watching from the sideline as your husband (and maybe your kids) tune into the game on TV, join the fun! Better yet, make the fun happen with our Guide to a Fun Football Family Night. You’ll find ideas for recipes and games to make your night a winner – whether or not your team scores the most points or not! You can also use the game as one of your fun date nights.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a night game, and the kids are in bed, use our tips for How to Create a Football Date Night to score some points of your own.

1. Plan a quarterback sneak.

Okay, in this case, you’re the quarterback and you’ll be orchestrating this whole football date night. So, well before the game starts, get your plan ready to go so you can spring it on him once the clock starts ticking.

2. First quarter attack.

Put your game plan into motion by going straight for his stomach. Score one for romance.

3. Up your game.

Now that he’s fortified with snacks, suggest an extracurricular game to keep things interesting. Something like this: Every time the announcer says, “referee” give each other a kiss, or choose another physical connection (we’ll let you fill in the blanks on this one).

4. Post-game celebration.

Win or lose, you can still celebrate. One thing every man loves to know is that his wife still finds him desirable. Drop hints throughout the game to spark his interest in what you have planned for your sideline celebration.

5. All football, no fun. 

Okay, if your husband is really into the game, he actually might rebuff your efforts at throwing some romance into his man-time. If that’s the case, don’t take it personally. Instead, just use tip number 4 above to at least get him thinking about the possibilities of what you have to offer when time runs out on the field.

 Tell us! Do you have any family traditions when football season comes around? 

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