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Serve the pregame meal buffet-style on a turf-topped table. Then clear the field for finger football!
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Cut a piece of artificial turf to fit the size of your table.
Use spray paint to apply yard lines and numbers. For each yard line, we placed two straight boards about an inch apart on the turf and spray painted the gap between them. Use stencils for the numbers.
For the goalpost, cut four 8" pieces and one 12-1/2" piece of PVC pipe. Then apply a little glue to the inside of two opposite-facing holes of one of the PVC tees. Insert two of the 8" pieces into the holes so that they form one piece that's slightly longer than 16"; repeat with the other two 8" pieces and PVC tee. (These will form the upright posts of the goal.) Then apply glue to the side holes of the PVC tees and insert the ends of the 12-1/2" piece (which will form the crossbar). Lay the goalpost flat to dry.
Insert both upright posts into PVC adapters, again after applying glue to ensure a secure fit. Connect these to two galvanized floor flanges, then screw the flanges to a 1"x3" board cut to 20' long. Spray paint the goalposts yellow, if desired.
For the football, you could cut a small triangle from a piece of rigid foam insulation. But we found that the classic folded-paper version was more aerodynamic.
To play, hold the ball upright on the turf with the finger of one hand and flick it toward the goalposts with the thumb and finger of your other hand. If the ball sails over the crossbar and between the uprights, you score.