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Like watching football with your mates? Then throw a football party!

Enjoy having a few friends round to watch the big match together? Ever think it might be fun to make a bit more of a party of it? You've come to the right place!

The whole aim of this site is to give you some ideas and resources to help you throw a football party with your friends. Yes, you could just turn the TV on and hope somebody remembers to bring a few lagers with them. Somewhere at the back of the cupboard there's a packet of cheese and onion crisps you haven't eaten yet, right? OR, you could go to town a bit, and for very little money turn the whole thing into a party that everyone will remember.

It doesn't take a lot of effort to decorate the room in the colours of the team you're cheering for. There are countless sources of flags, bunting, scarves, shirts and other ways to decorate your room (or yourself!) available, and we'll try to link you up with some of them. Or take it a step further, and find some wine or beer from the nations involved. One thing we've got loads of on this site is recipes from around the world, so whether you're a budding chef or a bit of a novice in the kitchen, there should be something here that will give your football party some culinary pizazz!

Of course, there's nothing to stop you using the ideas on this site for a party that's not strictly football-related. But if you are having a few mates round to watch the game, why not make the most of the occasion?!

And if you have any ideas to add to this site, please Get In Touch.

Throwing a Football Party? Plan ahead!

OK, there's an almost endless list of perfectly valid reasons for throwing a football-themed party this year, but it's not going to just magically happen on it's own. A little advance planning will help create a party to remember.
Here are some of the things to think about:

The Next Football Party - Forthcoming Fixtures

If you're looking for excuses to throw a football party in the not too distant future (in addition to the regular Barclays Premiership matches), check out our upcoming events / fixtures page, where you will find details of key dates in the football calendar for the following competitions:

The next big events in our diary are:

* Where we can get advance access to the information, we try to publish details of UK TV listings on our fixtures page. At this stage we only have details of UK listings, and usually only a week or two in advance of the game.

Football Party Bargains!

Footy Kit Bargains

We've now tied up deals with four major online retailers of sports equipment. So whether you're looking for football kits, trainers, boots, running geear, or whatever, hopefully you'll find it at Kitbag Ltd, Lovell Soccer, SportsDirect.com or Classic Football Shirts Ltd. Shop around all four, compare prices, and grab yourself some bargains!

Many of them now have end of season football kit sales happening, so there are definitely bargains to be had! At the same time, many teams are launching (or have already launched) their new kits for next season, so check out the above-mentioned web sites to see if your team's 2016-17 shirts are available yet!

Additionally, we've now also hooked up with Toffs Ltd, a fantastic UK-based manufacturer of retro football shirts, t-shirts etc. So if you want a 1980's style Ghana shirt, a 1932 Arsenal shirt or a 1960's Dinamo Zagreb kit (seriously - their range is amazing!), Toffs Ltd is the place for you - they make brilliant gifts for the footy fans in your life!

Drink Bargains for your Party!

If you're looking for some good deals on drink for your event, or you're looking for something a bit unusual that isn't easy to track down in your local supermarket, then DrinkSupermarket.com is the place to go. They have an absolutely vast rnge of beers, wines and spirits, and there are currently hundreds of items reduced in their massive Clearance Sale!

Quick Team Finder

Throwing a party themed around a key match, and need to find some ideas fast? Use the list below to find the page for your team (or the opposition), and away you go!

We've only listed the 20 most popular team pages here. For more ideas, see the full list of football teams.

Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Arsenal
Barcelona
Brazil
Chile
England
Germany
Ghana
Manchester United
Manchester City
Netherlands
Poland
Real Madrid
Portugal
Russia
Spain
Switzerland
USA

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