Football Care Package Ideas

football care package ideas

Football Care Package Ideas



Are you ready for some football? If your college student’s school has football, you can bet they are. Use these football care package ideas to help them get ready with a fun care package. 

For more care package ideas:  College Care Package Ideas for Every Occasion.

football care package ideas

Football Care Package Ideas

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I had a fun time creating football care packages for my daughter who attends Baylor University and one of my son’s who is a recent graduate of the University of Texas. I live in Oklahoma, so there is not a lot of Texas or Baylor spirit gear available here. If you live in the same state as your student’s school, collecting items may be as easy as running in any store. I had to get a little more creative. 

University of Texas napkins and plates

I ordered the University of Texas napkins from the UT Co-Op. I noticed that both the Baylor bookstore and UT Co-Op were low on paper goods right now. They may be more in stock later. The orange plates came from Amazon. Amazon has pretty much every color possible. They can use the paper products for snacking while watching the away games on tv.

University of texas yard flag and austin puzzle

My son and his UT alum apartment mates now live in California. I thought the flag would be great outside their apartment and show the other residents their football spirit. The puzzle is to remind them of their fun times in Austin. These items came from the UT Co-Op. I purchased a stand for the flag from Amazon.

football care package snacks

Don’t forget the snacks. A salty snack and a sweet snack. Our family has a contest to see who can be the first one to find the packages of “Autumn Mix” in the stores. As we are not all together anymore I like to send them to the kids to let them know “I found it!”

Green and yellow party supplies

I was walking through Target and happened to see a lemon/lime party supplies display. I grabbed the ombre napkins which are half green and half yellow and a doorway streamer decoration. These will be fun for my daughter and her housemates.

Starbucks gift cards, coffee pods, and ground coffee

It’s not a care package unless it has some type of coffee. It may seem that coffee has nothing to do with football, but if my UT alum plans to wake up in time for ESPN Game Day on the west coast it is going to take some coffee.

cricut joy cutting orange vinyl

Let’s decorate those boxes! You can download the “Are You Ready for Some Football?” decoration from the Almost Empty Nest Subscriber’s Library along with care package box decorations for the entire year. (Sign up below.)

Scrapbook paper can be your best friend when making care packages. I found the paper on the UT box on Amazon. I had the paper on the Baylor box already in my supplies. I believe it came from this set of scrapbook paper, but it does not show in the sample picture. In any case it is a great set of papers because it covers the entire year! I found the BU logo and Bevo logo and printed them on vinyl with my Cricut Joy.

I have a bigger Cricut, but the Joy is great for small projects.

How to Mail Your Care Packages:

I recommend Medium Flat Rate boxes from the post office. The boxes are free. You can pick them up at the post office before you make your boxes. They currently cost $15.50 to mail regardless of the weight. All of my care package printables are designed to fit this size box.

No time to make a care package?

Check out Etsy for fun football care packages like this one.

football care package ideas

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