Super NFL Party Gear from Snack Time to the Perfect Sofa

Whether you’re one of the fans lucky enough to still be cheering on your team this January or just need an assortment of NFL supplies for your Super Bowl party, we’ve assembled some of the NFL gear we have in stock to make your party stand out from the rest. From snack essentials to lounging on the sofa or adding a few decorative items to your family room, there’s still time to get these fun items in time for your NFL party!


NFL Snack Supplies for Your Super Party

Make some memorable snacks for the party this year while cheering on your favorite team or showing your allegiance with these snack supplies. From fun chip clips, serving platters and food containers to NFL totes and oven mitts, you’ll be ready to set the snack table or carry your signature dish to wherever the party is at.

NFL Chip ClipsOversized NFL Cooler TotesNFL Spirit Glass CansNFL Apron and Chef Hat SetsNFL Oven Mitt and Potholder SetsNFL Ceramic Gameday Platters12 Piece NFL Food Storage Sets


Kick Back and Cheer On Your Team in Style

Everyone has a favorite seat to watch their team play every weekend. The stakes are higher in the playoffs, so make sure you’re as comfortable as possible with awesome sofa covers, comfy slipper socks, decorative team pillows or new pieces of wall art. Update the living room for the playoffs with Lakeside sofa essentials.

NFL Chair or Recliner CoversNFL Slipper Socks with GrippersPersonalized NFL Quarterback PrintsNFL Distressed Sweatshirt ThrowsNFL Bottle Cap Wall HangingsNFL Team Helmet PillowsNFL Sofa Covers


It’s hard to believe the NFL season is almost over, but whether your team made the playoffs or not, everyone looks forward to watching the drama unfold in the last couple weeks. There’s always another season ’round the corner. Show some love for your favorite team and keep this decor on display throughout the offseason.

Can’t-Miss Recipe Ideas for NFL Playoff Parties

The NFL playoffs are already underway. Every weekend until the big showdown on February 5th will be set aside in many households for football. Chances are that you’ll either be throwing your own NFL playoff party this month or attending a neighbor’s football party. If you’re throwing your own party, you’re going to need a wide variety of recipe ideas. And if you’re showing up to the party, you can surprise your host with delicious homemade snacks. Take a look at a few of our favorite recipe ideas we’ve assembled from around the web.


 Can't-Miss Recipe Ideas for Your NFL Playoff Party

The Best Buffalo Wings

Fried chicken wings usually can’t be beat, but this recipe for baked buffalo wings is up to the challenge. Not only are you getting the classic taste traditional football fans will love, you’re also crafting a healthier version by baking the wings in the oven and prepping ingredients at home rather than frying ’em or getting take-out.

The Greatest Guacamole

Guacamole is the ultimate party dip for a reason. Many people don’t really care for avocados, but they can’t pass up a delicious bowl of guacamole with a bowl of their favorite chips. Courtesy of allrecipes.com, this is an easy guacamole recipe with some unique twists and easy-to-multiply numbers to make bigger servings.

Delicious Dip Recipes

Chips are the first thing many people buy for their NFL parties because they’re simple crowd-pleasers, but you can take any chip to the next level with delicious dip recipes. Skim through this great list for ideas about spinach dips, salsa creations, hummus, as well as a few brand new dip ideas in this interesting recipe list.

Homemade Pizza Recipes

If you’re up to the challenge of trying to make a homemade pizza that competes with the many pizza places vying for your business this time of year, you’re in luck. This Pinterest board has a variety of options you can try, from healthier flatbread options to taco pizzas to delicious ideas you won’t find at your local pizza place.


Get everything you need to cook and serve great party snacks with supplies from The Lakeside Collection. Here are a few of our kitchen and dining favorites with a fun NFL theme that will be perfect for your party…

NFL Magnetic Chip Clips12 Piece NFL Food Storage SetsNFL Ceramic Gameday Platters

Go Route: NFL Decor for the Long Season Ahead

The NFL season isn’t nearly as long as the MLB season or even the NBA season. There are less games to watch and longer stretches in between each matchup. However, different from the NBA or MLB season, the NFL season schedule makes it so every game is crucial. And when every game could make the difference between a playoff berth and a longer off-season, every game is a giant event for fans who love to cheer on their team. Make sure you’re prepared for the entire season ahead with this NFL decor and so much more.

Home Field Advantage
Style your game-watching room to cheer on your squad.
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Personalized NFL Stitched Jersey Prints
NFL Bottle Cap Wall Hangings
Personalized NFL Stadium Prints

Snack Time Support
Serve, transport and store your favorite football snacks.
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Sets of 3 NFL Magnetic Chip Clips
NFL Ceramic Gameday Platters
12-Pc. NFL Food Storage Sets

Kick Back with a Beverage
Enjoy an icy cold beverage while making a statement.
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Sets of 2 NFL Pilsners
NFL 25-Oz. Mega Elite Tankards
16-Oz. NFL Glass Mason Jars

Understanding the Basics of Fantasy Football

While there is a pretty large percentage of Americans who participate in fantasy football, there are just as many casual football fans who have no interest in the popular pastime. However, if you’re curious how the game works, it can be difficult to find an explanation that isn’t bogged down with finer details and strategic suggestions. Get to know the basics of fantasy football, how the game works, and why it’s really popular.

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Owners & Managers
If you have a family member or friend who plays fantasy football on a regular basis, you’ve probably heard them refer to themselves as an owner or a manager. As an owner or manager, an individual chooses real players from real NFL teams to play for their teams. They are free to pick players from any NFL team. The players chosen are offensive players, also known as skill positions, such as quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers. The owner also chooses a kicker and a defense to round out their roster.

The Draft
Aside from managing a roster and making trades throughout the season, a fantasy football draft is the most important part of the fantasy process. Now, there are a variety of different leagues that dictate what types of players are drafted, how scoring is broken down and what the overall schedule looks like. We don’t need to get into the details. Just know that the draft is where owners pick their key players. But why are they picking players to begin with? How do players from all over the league play on one owner’s fantasy team?

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Scoring Points
When you have a player on your team, that player earns fantasy points based on how they perform in real NFL games. For example, say the quarterback on your team is Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers play the Jaguars in Week 1 of the season. Rodgers’ stats against the Jaguars will determine how many fantasy points you get for Week 1. Points are given for passing yards, rushing yards, touchdowns, and subtracted for interceptions or lost fumbles. Other players on your team, such as running backs and wide receivers, will also accumulate points based on their games in Week 1. When you add up all the points from all your players, you get your Week 1 total. But who do fantasy owners play against?

Schedule & Playoffs
Fantasy owners play against each other every week. The owner with the most points wins the game. The more wins you get the more likely you are to make the fantasy football playoffs for your league. Again, this depends on how your league is set up, but the basic model involves owners competing against each other for the first 13 weeks of the season. The standings determine who goes on to the postseason, and playoffs are played in accordance with the remaining weeks of the NFL schedule to ensure all players have games.

Fantasy football is pretty simple when you get down to the basics. Build a team with productive players and do your best to manage the team on a weekly basis. Keep track of whether or not players are on bye weeks or injured, bench players in favor of those with favorable match-ups and make trades when necessary. The rules vary from league to league, but at least now you’ll know why a family member or friend is smiling after a player on the team he or she is rooting against scores a touchdown against the team they’re cheering for.

NFL Preview: Fun Facts, Game-Day Tips & Holiday Gifts

Football fans have been waiting many months for the 2016-2017 season. There’s only one more week of preseason match-ups to go before the NFL regular season schedule gets underway. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start catching up on the storylines you missed this summer, plan your game-day parties and get your home decorated with your team’s gear. Get excited about football with this fun NFL preview.

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NFL Spotlight: Storylines to Keep Your Eye On this Season
The NFL’s popularity continues to rise. For every die-hard fan counting down the days until kickoff and rearranging their fantasy football lineup on a daily basis, there are several more casual game-day viewers who haven’t been following every storyline since the Broncos hoisted the Lombardi Trophy last February. Before the season gets going, get the scoop on some of the bigger stories that were going on this summer.

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Prepare Your Game-Watching Room for Football Season
Diehard football fans know there aren’t any substitutes waiting in the next room to give them a break when it comes to cheering on their squad. Fans watch their team compete in different ways, but everybody needs a few things around the room to show their allegiance and keep them pumped up until the clock winds down. Learn how to prepare your game-watching room for the first kickoff with these NFL home decor suggestions.

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Tips for Hosting a Spectacular Game-Day Party
Fall is here, but before you have a chance to put up your Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, put on your football jersey and cheer on your favorite team! We can’t make it to all the fall football games for tailgating parties, but just because we’re not in a stadium parking lot doesn’t mean we can’t have a great bash. Help get your game-day party going at home with these spectacular tips for football-friendly hosts.

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Holiday Gift Inspiration for Sports Fanatics
Just about everyone has a loved one who loves sports. However, if you aren’t a sports fan yourself, knowing what to get the die-hard football or baseball fans in your life for the holidays can be a challenge. Whether you’re shopping for the sports fan who has everything, the occasional viewer or the youngster just getting involved in sports, take a look at these how-to tips and holiday gift inspiration for sports fanatics of all ages.