For sports fans, the arrival of Fall signifies one thing- football season is here and if your family is like ours, when we’re not in the stadium cheering on our favorite team in person, then you find us showing our sports pride in front of the television gathered together just like thousands of other families from coast to coast.
Any football fanatic knows that Sundays are reserved for comfy sweatpants, pizza, and watching the game in your favorite team’s jersey. However, there are tons of ways to show support for your team. Here are a few of the best ways to show your sports pride this season with these quick and easy party ideas.
Throw A Game Day Party
Throwing a game viewing party is a great way to bond with your sports-loving friends and family members, and it can really liven up your game-watching experience. For this kind of party, comfort food is usually your best bet, so stick to the basics with pizza, chicken wing dip, and chips. A build your own pizza bar is a fun way to shake up game day, and doing this is actually easier than it sounds! Simply lay out some personal-sized pizza crusts, tomato sauce, and bowls of different toppings. You can keep it simple with more traditional toppings like pepperoni, black olives, and mushrooms, or go a more creative route with pineapple, artichokes,and anchovies! Then let your guests build their own pizzas, pop them in the oven, and voila! A game day party your guests will be raving about all season.
Deck Out Your Space
One of the best ways to show your sports pride is by decking out your house with your favorite team’s swag! While many sports fans tend to focus on the exterior, make sure you show the inside of your house some love as well. You can do this by purchasing sports themed rugs, throw blankets, and other decorative items, as a way to show pride for your team. Decorating your house with sports memorabilia will also impress your guests when they come over to watch the game, and your house will become the go-to spot every game day!
If you’re lucky enough to score tickets to see your favorite team play this season, why not make the most of it and tailgate before the game? Tailgating is an age-old tradition that has been carried through generations of sports fans, and it’s one of the best ways to get pumped before the big game! To throw a tailgating party, try to get to the stadium a few hours before the game starts to set up. Most tailgating parties involve grilling, so make sure to pack a grill and the necessary tools you will need.
It is also wise to bring a cooler with plenty of ice, even if you’re just going to be drinking water. If you’re tailgating with a group of people, be sure to bring a folding card table along as well, as you will need somewhere to set up the food. Tailgating is one of the most fun ways to show your sports pride and get the full game day experience, so be sure to try it if you’re heading out to a game this season!