The Ultimate Homegate Party

by Cortney Carroll on October 20, 2020

Game Watch Parties are bigger than ever in 2020.  Whether you are hosting a socially distancing friendly one at your house or attending a watch party at a bar they have turned out to be a wonderful solution since tailgating and attending games is not so simple.  The Homegate theme instead of Tailgating isn't necessarily new but it has really been improved upon in 2020. 

Other than planning a vacation there is nothing we would rather do more than throw a party with a good theme.  After spending hours down a Pinterest rabbit hole looking at so many unique ideas around a Homegate Party Theme we put together our favorites to share with you!


1.  Homegate Hostess Gifts They Won't Regift

Whether it's food, booze or a gift, we always walk into  in the party with a fabulously wrapped present for the hostess.  Since it is a Homegate, we keep the gift in the theme with Sprit Wear products guessed it...StyleAlum. 

Small Gems Earrings from one of our favorite brands Team RLN or our Solid Fringe Earrings are the perfect gift.  You can see a huge assortment of our earrings in all the team colors and logos here:


 Texas A&M Aggies Small Gems Statement EarringsGreen and Gold Baylor Bears Statement Earrings

Our other favorite hostess gift is the Bling Baseball Hat. It is an accessory that feels just a bit more dressed up than regular hat options!  Available in all the teams plus special order by email at

Alabama Crimson Roll Tide Womens Bling Baseball Hat
2.   Stylish Homegate Outfits

The best party about a game watch party at home is that you can wear an outfit that isn’t completely dictated by the temperature outside.  Plus, you can dress up a bit more because you won't be dealing with the elements or walking miles from the parking lot to the stadium.  Or you can make your Homegate super casual and comfy!  We love that the dress code is flexible! Here are some fun ideas from our website to wear alone or as an accessory. 

Fashion Tops

Texas A&M Aggies Block ATM Logo Sweater


Scarves and Accessories

    TCU Otomi ScarfTexas Longhorns Large Otomi SPirit Snob Scarf with Hookem Horns


Wraps and Ponchos

Black or Grey Wrap


3. Party Décor to Cheer For

We are so impressed by how much Party City keeps improving their party décor selection. They have some really adorable football themed items but they are also the go to place for team color solid party supplies.  They have a variety of price points from paper to plastic and online they even have décor for NCAA ...what a huge win.

These cute designs really stood out to me and below is an example of the NCAA ones for Alabama but they have tons of teams!  All from

NCAA Big12 and SEC Party Decor Partyware Decorations Football party decorations partyware party decore


5.  NomNomNom Homegate Food to Cheer About

Our favorite part, the food.  Homegate food is all about easy, creative and delicious.  So many hostesses do pot luck which is genius because it takes so much pressure off the prep work.  But if you are a guest please bring your dish to serve on a tray or bowl that you don't have to pick up later.  Plus, since you only have one dish to make you can blow it out and make it look and taste so good that everyone will ask for the recipe!  Check out our Homegate Board on Pinterest ( to see party food ideas that will make you a HomeGate Star!

 Football Cupcake Cake

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Snack Stadium

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5.  Blow Away The Other Team with Creative Décor

Lately we have been loving the unbelievable balloon garlands on Pinterest.  What a huge bang for your buck!  However, we quickly learned from experience that nobody should attempt to make one without balloon decorating strips, an electric balloon inflator and glue dots. Otherwise, it's a hot mess. We have been buying latex balloons at the local dollar store in bulk (they are so easy to blow up), separating the colors as needed and buying a few specialty balloons to mix in which as been super affordable. Once we got the hang of making a balloon garland it turned into fun and creative project!

Here are some of our favorite football themed balloon garlands for your Homegate (visit our Homegate Board on our Pinterest page!) ).


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So there you have it!  Five Favorite Homegate Party Ideas.  There are so many incredible ideas on Pinterest that you are sure to find a ton of ways to make your socially responsible Football Party even better than a tailgate! #gameday #homegate

Enjoy and Let's Watch Some Football!!