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It’s almost that time of year again…that’s right – football season! Why not experience something different this year and “homegate” in the comfort of your own home? Consider trying one or all 7 of the top homegating ideas to get you started.

Offer Individual 7-layer Dip Cups
Kick-off the season with individual 7-layer dip cups. Not only are they visually appealing, but everyone gets their own – no more double-dipping! Try The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe, which will wake up your taste buds and have you and your guests craving more.

Set-Up a Slider Bar
Score a touchdown with your guests by following The Frog Price Paperie’s Touchdown Burger Slider Bar idea. Be sure to offer multiple types of traditional and non-traditional condiments and toppings. Have you tried fried egg on your burger? Get adventurous – Taking risks may end up being a good strategy!

Make DIY Game Day Coasters
Design Sponge offers several of these cute free football coaster printables to spruce up your table. Feeling artsy? Do-it-yourself and make it a group activity.

Create a Football Party Drink Station
Coasters would work better with drinks, wouldn’t you agree? The Hostess with the Mostess® shows off several ideas for the perfect football party drink station. Complete your own station with ‘Cheer’ drink flags, DIY astro turf cozies, water bottle wraps, and more.

Decorate with Football Banners
Homegating wouldn’t be complete without the fun décor. Create your own football banner using Chelsea from Two Twenty One’s tutorial. This would look great hung on table edges or in the background of your food and drink stations.

Back Up Your Party with a Baked Potato Bar
Whether the baked potato bar is the main feature or a side item, guests will love the fact that they can customize their own foods. ForRent.com recommends including toppings such as grated cheese, bacon, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and broccoli. Turn your baked potatoes into mini-footballs today using Bobblehead Dad‘s recipe. What toppings would you tackle? (Photo Source: Party City)

Play Games with Your Own DIY Bean Bag Toss
Customize your own DIY bean bag toss by painting it in your team colors. You could also make your own bean bags. Try Sew Woodsy’s step-by-step tutorial and you’ll be ready to game in no time! Looking for something more temporary? Consider using a box cutter on a cardboard box to create a slight diagonal slant and cut a hole in the center. Spray paint, decorate, and you will have your own cornhole toss!

Did you enjoy the top 7 homegating ideas? If you’d like more inspiration and ideas similar to this, download the FREE tailgating guide. Eat, play, and homegate – good luck on celebrating your own homegating event!



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Hello! I’m Jiney, a Social Media Coordinator for ForRent.com since January 2013 as well as a renter for the past few years. I want to provide you with interesting and useful articles that will help make your apartment life experience a lot better. When I’m not at work writing blogs or social media updates, you can assume I’m within 10 ft of a computer surfing the Internet for funny clips and music on YouTube, watching streams, or shopping online!



  1. that’s a really neat football banner idea, thanks!

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