January 6, 2021
It’s football season, which means it’s time to show off your football fanatic side and cheer on your team! While things look a little bit different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still hold down the spot as your team’s No. 1 fan with some good ol’ team spirit. From the stands to the living room couch, it’s all about reppin’ your team, having a good time and keeping your belly full.
Maybe you’re looking to elevate your team spirit game to show that your favorite team is the best team, or maybe you’re just rooting for the home team this season and don’t know where to start. Whether you’re a pro or college football fan, we’ve got you covered with the best ways to upgrade your school spirit, team spirit and everything in between to show your football team some love.
Throw a Themed Football Party
Whether virtually, with a few friends or just with your household, one of the best ways to celebrate football season and your team spirit is by hosting a themed party. Check out some game day food inspo, get the beers chilling in the fridge (or set up a cooler to make it feel like an authentic game day) and you’re set! If you’re running short on time, keep it simple with some Tostitos and salsa con queso, but don’t be afraid to have fun with some easy recipes like Buffalo chicken dip.
There are so many ways to do a football-themed party, from decorating your cooler like the end zone to DIYing your own football field tablecloth. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tailgate party or a mini at-home celebration—you can still make it feel like a big game day.
Flex Your Fandom on Social Media
Social media can be one of the most fun ways to show your team spirit. If you’re actively on Twitter, Facebook or any other social platforms, try engaging in hashtags or replying to your favorite team’s posts on game day or throughout the season.
You can post fun fan photos and memes, share stories, engage in commentary and even post play-by-plays with your own flare. There are so many opportunities to take part in the fan experience on social media, and even get the chance to interact with some of your favorite athletes if you play your cards right on off days. Remember, there’s no shame in sharing your sports knowledge and fandom!
Play With Makeup
Makeup can be a fun way to express your creativity, but it’s also a great way to show off your team spirit. Nobody said you can’t get glamorous while watching your guys get gritty on the field! Treat game day like a mini Halloween and dress up like a football player, eye black and all, or have fun with an eye look by incorporating your team’s colors.
There’s no wrong way to experiment with makeup to elevate your game day look, and it’s all about having fun! Whether it’s college game day or an event featuring your favorite pro team, don’t be afraid to go over the top. After all, there’s really no such thing as being too extra when you’re already shouting at the TV or in the stands.
Consider starting with a neutral eye look with a nude eyeshadow palette and incorporating your team’s colors at the end for a fun and Instagram-worthy look. We all know game day can get a little rowdy, so take some makeup tips from YouTubers to make sure your look stays all day. If you’re feeling extra festive, try some football-themed nail art. Start with a neutral or black base like Sally Hansen’s Blackie O and play around with some football designs with your team colors.
One of the best parts about game day is getting down and crafty to show you’re a real fan! DIY projects with your fan friends not only serve as a fun way to bond with your fellow fanatics, but they’re also opportunities to make something one of a kind that other fans will definitely envy. It doesn’t have to be limited to bedazzling your fanwear or creating T-shirts!
If you’re going to the stadium for game day, get some poster boards and a variety pack of markers and glitter, and get creative with some fun messages to support your team. Even if you’re staying home, you can still be the MVF (most valuable fan)! If you have some free time, try making some fanart of your team’s logo or a favorite player. All you need is some copy paper and colored pencils, or another drawing utensil of your choice. (Bonus points if you share your art on social media and tag your team!)
There are plenty of ways to let the world know you’re down for your team this football season, and there’s more than one right way to do it. Remember, it’s all about having fun, eating well and rooting for a win!