Hey Y'all! I'm making an update to the "Tailgates" page because, to be quite honest, I'm kind of bad at writing ONLY about tailgating.. notice the lack of posts on this page..
Anyways, the "Tailgates" page will now expand past those beloved days of day drinking and BBQ! Now I'll include bringing gameday to your home!
I'm moving soon & I am going to have an apartment all to myself (YAY!!), so I've been doing a lot of crafting and making decoration plans. As much as I'd love to have a "Babe Cave" and have an entire room dedicated to my favorite sports teams with lots of comfy places to watch College Football on a Saturday.. unfortunately that isn't in my budget.. So I've had to find subtle little ways to add in some sports touches! :) Some of these I currently have ready to pack, and others I'd like to do.. someday.. - Hopefully you can get some ideas for your home below!
2. Schedule Display! One of my favorites I've seen is a chalkboard in a pretty frame that displays your team's football schedule for the year! (See it on Pinterest here!) - Or if you'd like something a little less flashy, just do a plain chalkboard! You can do this with a single team, or make it a combo with the teams your whole household likes!
3- Couch pillows! Want to cuddle & watch sports? Well of course you do! Why not put it on your couch? I've seen pillows with anything from "Let's cuddle & watch sports" to "shhh.. the games on" to "I love you more than college football Saturday" - Customize it to whatever fits you and/or your family!
4-Coasters! To be honest, I haven't found a group of designs I fell in love with but I've seen a few individual ones I like! I've considered making a set that are hearts, heart shaped baseballs and heart shaped footballs. You could do whatever you wanted though, tennis ball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc. Maybe instead of generic you could go with team specific ones!
5- Quotes (on anything!) - Canvas paintings, magnets, wooden signs, whatever you're feeling! I personally like the lovey dovey ones the most. "I love you to the centerfield fence and back", "I vow to always love you, even during football season", ya now things like that! There's always the SEC fan's favorite "Love God, Sweet Tea, & the SEC!" to decorate a room. Or there's some inspirational ones that are great too! "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" (S/O to a Cinderella Story & junior high days!), "Life will always throw you curve balls, just keep fouling them off.. the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases."
6- Anything Friday Night Lights, Anywhere!- I'm a Friday Night Lights lover so you never know where you're going to see a FNL quote or reference from me! "Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose.", yep that coffee mug is being made for me as I write this.. not to mention it will probably make it's way to my gallery wall! - And you can bet that when I was considering moving to Texas, "Texas Forever" would have been somewhere in that apartment.. -- Lastly, why not let everybody in your home know who your role model is? Throw up a "When I grow up, I want to be Tami Taylor" sign. Y'all know you want to!
8- Picture Frames! - Who doesn't have great memories from a sporting event? Take that snapshot and display the baby! While you're at it, put it in a custom frame! I have a cute frame that says "Touchdowns & Tailgates" that I have a picture of my friends and I before a Mizzou game. I've also done simple things like buy a 5*7 frame for a 4*6 picture and use the team colors as a boarder.
9- Bar Decor! - Alright sports & drinking just make sense together, and, I mean, this is the "Tailgates" page.. so decorate your bar with all the sports items you can! Custom glasses and serving dishes, shadow boxes of sports memories (just please not your high school jersey..), memorabilia you may have spent too much money on.., framed game tickets, or anything in between!
To keep getting ideas follow the Girl Meets GAMEDAY Pinterest page, Sports Decor! We'll keep sharing ideas and ways we've shown our love for sports & all things gameday!
Any of you have sports decor in your homes? I'm always looking for ideas! :)