When you think about Friday night football, a bouquet of fresh flowers may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Even so, there are plenty of ways to incorporate colorful flowers into this weekly celebration of Friday night lights.

High school football has never been bigger, and nowhere is the sport more celebrated than in the state of Texas. The football stadiums at many Texas high schools rival the ones owned by the NFL in terms of amenities, seating capacity and scoreboard size.

If you have ever been to a Friday night football game in the state of Texas, you already know how big the sport is in the Lone Star State. If not, you owe it to yourself to attend a contest the next time your travels take you through the area.

If a friend or family member plays football in the state of Texas, you know that every new game is a new chance for celebration. A celebratory post-game dinner is the perfect way to top off the night and congratulate your favorite player.

That is where those fresh flowers come into play. You might not think that flowers and football would go together, but there are plenty of ways to incorporate the beauty of flowers into your post-game festivities. Here are just a few to get you started.

Give Your Post-Game Barbecue a Touch of Class

Barbecue is almost as big as football in the Lone Star State, and many families celebrate their wins and mourn their losses with a Friday night or Saturday afternoon feast in the backyard.

While a backyard barbecue is a tasty occasion, it is not always a classy affair. You can change that by showing up to the home with a big bouquet of fresh flowers. Placing a vase filled with fresh flowers on the picnic table is a great way to dress it up and make the celebration even more special.

You can even create your own floral centerpiece by bringing your own vase or using one your host already owns. In just a few minutes, you will have transformed a simple backyard celebration of football into an almost formal weekend meal.

Make Things Sweeter with a Themed Cake

Everyone loves a sweet treat, so top off your post-game celebration with a football-shaped cake. You can find these specially shaped cakes at virtually any supermarket — it is Texas after all, and football is king here.

While you are at the grocery store, take a few minutes to pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers for the dessert table. When you get to the party, you can place those colorful blooms in a bowl or vase while you present the cake to the football hero.

The fresh scent of the flowers will waft through the home and make everything smell lovely. When the celebration is over, your favorite football player can present his girlfriend with a flower or just keep the bouquet as a memento.

Throw a Football Party

Nothing is bigger than football in the state of Texas, and football-themed celebrations take place just about every weekend during the season. Whether you are celebrating the accomplishments of your favorite high school or college player or just cheering on your favorite NFL team, you can make the occasion even more special with the gift of fresh flowers.

Your hostess will certainly appreciate having a few colorful blooms around the house. Whether she is a football fan or just a long-suffering spouse, she will appreciate your generosity as she places your gift in a bowl of water and uses it to dress up the coffee table in time for the big game.

No matter what the occasion, flowers say so much. Whether you are an avid player or just a fan, the gift of fresh flowers will bring new life to your next football-themed celebration. Whether you have one special athlete in your life or ten, flowers are an affordable luxury you can use to convey your thoughts, warm wishes and heartfelt congratulations.