This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DecoPac. All opinions are my own.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Something magical happens as soon as the calendar flips over to September here in Seattle. The air gets a bit crisper, the crockpot comes out, and our Sundays consist of relaxing and watching the Seattle Seahawks with friends and family!

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My kids have been doing “touchdown” arms to practice for the big game! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

This year, our kids are almost 5 years old and almost 2 years old and they are PUMPED! They have their official NFL jerseys, are practicing their touchdown dances, and know that we always celebrate Blue Friday.

But, I think they are mostly excited for football SNACKS. See, they have discovered that we can order an officially licensed NFL cake featuring the Seattle Seahawks and they begged me to pick one up for the first game of the season!

We Are the 12th Man!

My husband has always been a passionate Seattle Seahawks fan. When I met him, I realized that I should probably learn a bit about football so we could enjoy the games together.

At the time, the Seattle Seahawks Women’s Association had just launched their first Football 101 fundraising.event for women wanting a hands-on experience learning about football. It was so incredible that I ended up going almost every year they offered it!

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Posing for a photo with Boom at Seahawks Training Camp last summer. Photo credit: Seattle Seahawks

When I was pregnant with our oldest, we started attending the Seattle Seahawks Family Football Fest at CenturyLink field. Part of the reason I’m such a Seahawks fan now is that they really emphasize the importance of getting kids involved.

Throughout the years, we’ve participated in several Seahawks 5k runs/walks, toured CenturyLink field, attended autograph events, experienced Seahawks Training Camp, and have high-fived Blitz more times than I can count!

We even had a Seahawks-themed baby shower during a Seahawks game when I was pregnant! We opened all our presents at rapid speed during halftime. It was hilarious!

And of course, we did Seahawks baby announcement cards, too! We even sent one to Coach Carroll and he sent our son a Super Bowl keychain!

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How We’re Gearing Up for Kickoff

Something you should know about me is that I’m very thematic. So, for Seahawks season, I like decorating our house a bit. We usually hang our Seahawks flag outside and put out our Seahawks doormat.

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We always keep lots of cups on hand for drinks and snacks! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

And I always hit up my favorite local party store to grab Seattle Seahawks tablecloths, cups, plates, paper straws, and any other fun football-themed decor I can find!

For me, football is all about friends and family. It’s always fun to have people over to watch the game. My husband likes to show off his wall-mounted TV and I like to chat with my friends and play with the kids.

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We’re looking forward to cheering on the Hawks this season! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

This year, we’re planning on several family-style meals including chili with corn chips, smoked brisket, and pulled pork. We always make way too much food and everyone goes home with full bellies.

But, we never forget the snacks! I like to make our family recipe for clam dip with Ruffles potato chips. It’s always a huge hit!

How We’re Making This Year Extra Special

Every party needs cake, right? Whether you are celebrating the season kickoff, a playoff game, an engagement, an anniversary, a new baby,  a birthday, good grades, or any special moment for your family, a cake is always a good idea!

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Our party was extra special because of this officially licensed NFL cake from DecoPac! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

We ordered this officially licensed NFL Seattle Seahawks cake from our local Safeway store. It was easy to pick up in the bakery department.

As soon as we opened it at home, our room was filled with the most amazing vanilla scent! I figured it would be the focal point for my Seattle Seahawks tablescape.

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Something salty and something sweet is always a great combination! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

I put our snack table in the entryway so it would be the first thing people see (and smell) as soon as they enter our home.

If you are cutting up the entire cake, I suggest using unscented dental floss for really clean lines. This works really well especially if you are cutting tiny pieces for little kids.

What My Kids Thought of the Cake

The second I mentioned it was time for cake, my boys ran to the table faster than ever! Since we were celebrating the start of football season, I cut them generous helpings.

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My oldest couldn’t wait to dive in and try it! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

While my kids usually like to lick the frosting off of cupcakes, they actually ate the cake part, too!

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My kids LOVED this Seattle Seahawks cake! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

They kept saying how yummy the cake was and they loved the blue and green frosting! My youngest insisted on using a fork to eat the cake, but my oldest thought it would be fun to try it with his hands!

I love special treats, so I also had a slice. And yes, it tastes just as good as it smells!

Purchase your officially licensed NFL cake today at your local bakery or visit cakes.com.

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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

66 Comments

  1. Love all the personal photos. It looks like your house is the place to be during football games. I love it!

  2. I use to live in the PNW and all my friends were huge Seahawks fans! I’ll have to show them this post because they would love it!

  3. These ideas are so cute! And perfect for any pre-game tailgate! GO SEAHAWKS! wahoo! xo – kam

  4. that looks like such an amazing cake considering its from the grocery store! it looks so perfect & upscale! I love all your party ideas… even though you’re a Seahawks fan lol

  5. Shane Prather Reply

    So fun and festive! We get around OSU Buckeyes where I’m from and would love one for our team.

  6. While I am so ready for fall, I am so NOT ready for football, however, I am thankful I didn’t marry someone who loves the sport! ha!

  7. Love this! The cake looks delicious! One of my client’s husband once played for the Seahawks. I sent them this and he was so happy! Love your family

  8. We’re so excited for football season, spent the entire weekend watching the first week of college and looking forward for the NFL to begin this week. Although, we’re Steeler fans:O)

  9. Wow, you really know how to throw a party! I’ve never understood the whole football thing, but there’s nothing wrong with an excuse to get everyone together and eat yummy food! How did the adults like the cake?

    • My friend GOBBLED it down because it’s her favorite brand of cake. The frosting is so much better than other store bought cakes!

  10. I’m not a Seattle fan, but I certainly am a fan of cake! These pics are great and make me want to spend a game day at your house. (Also, cake. 😁)

  11. Diana Tidswell Reply

    I have never tried to watch a football game ever in my life but it looks like a lot of fun and that cake looks really delicious.

  12. Rachael Eberhardt Reply

    I don’t watch football game but watching it sounds like a lot of fun and I am sure it is more fun if you were able to watch it live.

  13. Love the photos! Sounds like you had a great time enjoying the game, it’s so fun to share these kinds of hobbies with your family!

  14. How fun! My husband is a big football fan too (although I may need to up my game to get on your level of festiveness!). I think you’re creating wonderful family memories and traditions for years to come!

  15. First of all, your kids are adorable! Secondly, well…I’m a Patriots fan, over here in Maine, but I can appreciate the excitement about football season beginning again! I also have a lot of respect for QB Russel Wilson, over many other QBs.

  16. Geraline Batarra Reply

    Wow, that football fundraising event looks really a lot of fun and it looks like you enjoyed it a lot, and that cake looks really delicious.

  17. Omg this blog post is right in time for football season! I’ll have to bring a seahawks cake over to one of the seahawks football game parties this season!

    xo, emma

  18. Loved all the pics. Looks like you have a lot of fun while watching football. That ckaw looks so delicious and amazing. Thanks for sharing…

  19. I’m not a football fan, but I love to entertain. This is a great post for the upcoming football season.

    • It would be fun for a Super Bowl party, too! And we all know Super Bowl parties have little to do with football 🙂

  20. We’re Cardinals fan but this is definitely an adorable cake! The kids look so happy and pleased.

  21. I love all of your decorations, how fun! My family are huge football fans as well.

  22. Go Hawks! I’m going to miss out on the football stuff for the next few years, so you’ll have to cheer extra hard for me. 😉

  23. Love that you can get a Seahawks themed cake right at Safeway! We love Safeway cakes! They are always delicious!

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