Cheering for Teams at Home
September 30, 2020
Since traditional tailgating in parking lots might be a little difficult during these Uncertain Times, jump into the new trend – Homegating! Your favorite team might be 1-2, but that doesn’t mean we have to throw a penalty flag at having a good time…and staying safe!
We’ve got some creative ideas on how to celebrate the old Texas tradition of watching your home team break your heart. Instead of struggling to find space in JerryWorld, gather with a small group of friends in a lot that always has plenty of available parking space and costs $0…your own driveway!
Here are some fan favorite ideas:
Instead of serving big bowls of your favorite salty snacks, consider offering individual bags for guests to grab such as Trader Joe’s Organic Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips or one of their Just a Handful bags of assorted nuts.
If you insist on serving one of Trader Joe’s signature popcorns or pretzels, resist the urge to have grubby hands and sticky fingers intermixing in one big bowl (ew – that’s soooo 2019) and serve them in baking cups from The Container Store! These adorable cups come in all sizes and colors (including your favorite team!). While you’re there, you can also pick up a few craft bags, have the kids decorate them with team spirit and fill them with popcorn. Line them up on one of Pottery Barn’s custom cheeseboards and serve them to your fellow fans.
Want to serve something a little more substantial? Consider ordering boxed meals to go! Guests can simply grab a box and have everything they need in one container. No need to crowd a buffet line or head back for seconds. Whether you’re craving a hamburger and fries combo or simple sub sandwich, Shake Shack and Corner Bakery offer amazing meal boxes you can order and have ready to serve before kick off!
And if you are living with a Grill Master or Chili Cookoff Champ who simply won’t have it any other way, go ahead and stock up on the essentials. William Sonoma has a new, exclusive cast iron line of cookware with Lodge that promises no-fuss and tasty results. And we can’t cook anything on the grill without using William Sonoma seasonings…talk about a personal foul.
1. Organic Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips – TRADER JOE’S
2. Just a Handful Rainbow’s End Trail Mix – TRADER JOE’S
3. Maple and Sea Salt Kettle Corn and Pretzel Pieces – TRADER JOE’S
4. Baking Cups and Craft Bags – THE CONTAINER STORE
5. Collegiate Football Bamboo Cheese Board – POTTERY BARN
6. Lunchbox w/Chips – CORNER BAKERY
7. ShackBurger – SHAKE SHACK
8. Lodge Blacklock Triple Seasoned Cast Iron 3-Piece Dutch Oven and Skillet Set – WILLIAMS SONOMA
9. Mini Rub Set – WILLIAM SONOMA
It wouldn’t be a tailgate without some pre-game and half time entertainment. Eddie Bauer has a new line of fun outdoor games that are guaranteed to bring out your competitive spirit.
Or maybe see who’s REALLY the biggest sports fanatic with a friendly game of Sports Trivia. Barnes and Noble is a mecca of trivia books and games. Pick up one that suits your friend’s and family’s skill set. **Makeshift trophies not included.
Another fun activity could be beer brewing! Yes, you can pick up brewskies at any corner store OR you can try your hand at one of Williams Sonoma‘s growlers. Impress your guests with your amateur brewing skills and use the gas station down the street as an emergency back up.
1. Outside Inside Axe Throwing Kit – EDDIE BAUER
2. Outside Inside Cornhole Game – EDDIE BAUER
3. Outside Inside Backpack Bocce – EDDIE BAUER
4. Wacky Football Trivia: Fun Facts for Every Fan
by Shane Frederick – BARNES AND NOBLE
5. GrowlerWerks uKeg Growler – WILLIAMS SONOMA
No Homegating would be complete without proper attire. Southlake Town Square retailer remains neutral in their collegiate and pro-sports selections but we can assure you between Tyler’s and vineyard vines, you’ll be able to find the perfect game day look! And if you’re wanting to go more “jock-chic”, stop by Scout & Molly’s for some cute football sweaters and stylish earrings you can wear any day of the week!
1. Men’s Texas Tech Tri-Blend Tee – TYLER’S
2. Football Whale Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee – VINEYARD VINES
3. Reversible Face Masks – University of Texas, TCU, Texas A&M – TYLER’S
4. Nike Men’s TCU Dri-Fit Logo Tee- TYLER’S
5. Texas Longhorns Sport Knit Beanie – TYLER’S
6. Oklahoma Sooners Vintage Helmet Tee – TYLER’S
7. Game Day & Sunday Funday Sweaters by Wooden Ships – SCOUT & MOLLY’S
8. Nike Men’s Dri-Fit Polo – TYLER’S
9. Dallas Cowboys Navy Archie Hat – TYLER’S
10. Navy Dak Prescott Jersey Tee- TYLER’S
11. Steaky Grey Texas List Tee – TYLER’S
12. University of Texas Earrings – SCOUT & MOLLY’S
13. Wide Retriever Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee – VINEYARD VINES
FOR MORE DETAILS – watch our recent Homegating segment on Fox 4 Good Day!
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This segment was filmed while our Dallas Stars were still playing in the Stanley Cup finals. If your heart can’t take it, we understand.