DIY Football Themed Candy Jar and Fun Party Game

by Alli

Football Themed Candy Jar has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreAtCVS #CollectiveBias

Football season is officially here and so far, my team is not looking very good. I’m a diehard fan and I have faith they will get it together. I’m already planning my football viewing party and I’m including many of my 29 Best Game Day Recipes

While I’m watching and waiting for my team to get their groove on, I’ve been planning a football viewing party and I turned a plain, boring glass jar into a football-themed candy jar, complete with candy.

Are you hosting a football party? I've got the perfect game to play while watching your favorite team AND a DIY Candy Jar prize for the winner. Click the photo to see more or save for later.

OK – I didn’t make the candy, but I did find my favorite SNICKERS® in football-themed packaging while shopping at CVS. It’s my one-stop-shop for game day.

DIY Football Themed Candy Jar

All my old high school football cheerleading buddies know that SNICKERS® has always been my very favorite and now SNICKERS® Crisper Bars are right up there with the original. I grabbed them both.

DIY Football Themed Candy Jar

Let’s make a Football-Themed Candy Jar!

You’ll need a glass jar, some football-themed images, decoupage medium, and a paintbrush. Here’s a free printable of the images I used: football-clipart-printable

Instructions for making a DIY Football Themed Candy Jar

Carefully cut around the football images with scissors.

Brush the glass jar with decoupage medium and attach the football images.

DIY Football Themed Candy Jar

Let dry and brush the entire jar with one more coat of decoupage medium. After drying, fill the jar with football-themed SNICKERS®.

DIY Football Themed Candy Jar

You’re now ready for a football viewing party.

Fun Football Party Game

Football viewing parties are always so much more fun when there’s a game involved. My favorite is Don’t Say It.

Pick one or two forbidden words like football and/or touchdown. Each guest receives a whistle on a lanyard.

Whistle for Don't Say It Game - DIY Candy Jar

If a guest catches another guest saying the forbidden word, they take that person’s whistle. The guest with the most whistles at the end of the game wins.

I admit that I’ve never won this game. If I know not to say something, it seems I blurt it out more than usual.

The best part? The winner gets a candy jar full of SNICKERS®!

Candy Jar with a football theme

Will you be hosting a football viewing party?





Shirley Wood September 22, 2016 - 8:21 am

Football season had to be scheduled for fall because they are both the best times of the year! My hubby and I watch a whole lot of football on TV and now we go to high school games also. Love your football candy jar and we have a bag of Snickers on the counter right now! We’ll be hosting a football theme party in October, can’t wait!

Samantha K September 22, 2016 - 8:54 am

We love football and candy is a must for game day! Love the jar and the game sounds like a lot of fun! #client

Heather @ Kraus House Mom September 22, 2016 - 11:22 am

That’s a great game. I love the jar, but it be empty most of the time since I would eat it all.

Pam September 22, 2016 - 12:48 pm

I have never thought of playing games at a football party or tailgate. That sounds fun, especially with a prize like a jar of Snickers.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm

I love this candy jar. It sounds like a fabulous way to collect treat for game day. Those SNICKERS bars and SNICKERS Crisper bars are absolute perfection- so delicious and chocolatey!

Jacqui - @TradesofJacqui September 22, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Love these crafty ideas! I’m not a huge football person, but, I’m team candy :). Great post!

Christy Maurer September 22, 2016 - 2:56 pm

Sadly my team is the Browns….nuff said lol. I do love the idea of a football themed candy jar! It would be better than what we do now…leave the candy just lying on the counter! This is really cute!

Gwendolyn Mulholland September 22, 2016 - 5:10 pm

What a fun craft and way to celebrate football season. Plus who can turn down a jar full of Snickers.

Sarah September 22, 2016 - 5:57 pm

This would be a great DIY idea for the football fan. I love the idea of doing this for people who gather around the screen for a football game!

jennifer September 22, 2016 - 6:34 pm

this jar is just too cute! and playing a game would be a good idea too! although if at my house that jar would be empty!

Liz Mays September 22, 2016 - 7:37 pm

Oh cute! This will be perfect for the season. You picked some great candy for it too.

zan September 22, 2016 - 9:28 pm

That is pretty creative. I have dumped candy in a jar but never added any form of decor to the jar. Also, I do love the candy selection in CVS. I find it very affordable!

Borei Design September 22, 2016 - 9:29 pm

So cute! This would be a huge hit in my house! 🙂

Amanda Love September 23, 2016 - 5:25 am

How creative is this candy jar! Perfect for the football season and it’s also perfect for parties with a football theme. Awesome idea for a fun party game during game day!

CourtneyLynne September 23, 2016 - 7:33 am

Omg what a cute Jar! We host a lot of football parties so this would be perfect to make and have out at one of them!

Nikka Shae September 23, 2016 - 8:39 am

It’s foodball season and my household will love this treat!!

Terri Beavers September 23, 2016 - 9:52 am

Your DIY Football Themed Candy Jar is so cute, I’ve just got to make one. Of course I’ll fill ours with Sneakers.

Terri Beavers September 23, 2016 - 9:52 am

Your DIY Football Themed Candy Jar is so cute, I’ve just got to make one. Of course I’ll fill ours with Snickers.

Dana September 23, 2016 - 11:34 am

I wish I knew about this fun themed candy jar when I had my football party last week! We all love Snickers and once we buy a bag it doesn’t last too long 😉

Chubskulit Rose September 23, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Oh wow, what a great idea this is. I should make one for my son so he has a snack jar agter practice!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 24, 2016 - 12:07 am

What an easy project to add a little something special to a party! I’d love to “tackle” the Snicker’s bar right now, LOL.

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Mimi Green September 24, 2016 - 12:18 am

I’m a fan of Mars candies. I’m so happy football season is back, go GIANTS! This is a cute idea, I could so make this.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen September 28, 2016 - 7:35 pm

I have an exact same jar!!! Football is not big here but basketball is so I might do a basketball jar.. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenny September 28, 2016 - 8:00 pm

That is such a cute idea and so easy! I love it! And the candy. Snickers are pretty darn awesome.

Marissa Zurfluh September 28, 2016 - 11:02 pm

Simple, functional and frugal! I love it!


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