by Brandi Fowler | Thu., Jan. 30, 2014 5:56 PM
With the Super Bowl just days away, it's time to start thinking about how you'll throw your big football bash (if you haven't already).
Event designer David Stark dished to E! News about how to take the traditional Super Bowl party up a notch, with a few decoration ideas fit for the ultimate football fan.
"A great party starts with the invitation," Stark said. "It's you're coming attraction."
For the perfect invite, Stark recommended sending a mini foam finger instead of a generic card, which can be found at novelty shops or online.
The invite also doubles as a prop that guests can use to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos during the game.
To create this one, simply attach the foam finger to a card with a removable glue dot and add your soiree's details (Click here to download's Stark template that is perfect for sending out invites.)
Another cute idea is bottle jerseys for condiments—which not only tells guests what they're eating, but gives everyone the chance to get rowdy if you tie whistles around them too (Check out these condiment jersey examples Stark designed that will show off your team pride--click here to download.)
And let's not forget football jersey cookies for guests with a sweet tooth!
To bake these up, use a simple sugar cookie recipe, shape them with football jersey and helmet cookie cutters, and frost them with plain icing after they've cooled. You can either decorate these ahead of time with food coloring markers, or you can have guests paint them with their team's colors at the party instead.
For the ultimate snack, whip up some football-shaped pretzels. How do you do it? Just shape your soft pretzel dough into footballs and cook them up. Or, if you're not a pretzel-making ingénue, you can take a shortcut by using store-bought pizza dough and shape that into footballs, topping it with a bit of kosher salt after it's cooled.
As far as décor goes, a quick and easy way to transform your space is by decorating the walls with removable football wall decals that can be found online or at a local party supplies store. These are safe for your walls and won't damage the paint, and will add a festive element to the party.
And what party would be complete without a festive playlist? We tapped two of the stars of the big game to share their favorite music with us.
Meanwhile, Luke Willson of the Seahawks tells E!, "I'm not really a one song guy, I kind of just roll with the punches. It kind of depends on the mood that I'm in. I'm all over the map. I like straight rock 'n' roll, and then some rap." Luke says likes listening to Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement, a few Rick Ross songs, and some Kid Rock songs."
—Reporting by Lindsey Caldwell
For more party planning tips from designer David Stark, don't forget to tune in to E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. only on E!.