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Have you ever thought about how to throw the perfect football party? Want to have people over, but stop short of sending out invitations because you don’t know how to prep for such an event? Have no fear: I’m here to help you pull off the perfect “HomeGate” before the big game!
I love football. It’s hard to find anyone in my circles who doesn’t! And even if they don’t love the sport as much as I do, they love to gather for the game.
But let’s face it, often times when you host any sort of gathering at your house, you end up spending more time planning beforehand, managing during and cleaning up afterwards, that it becomes hard to enjoy the actual game and your guests.
Well that situation ends today because I’m here to help you pull off the perfect “HomeGate”.
Yes, you heard me correctly, HomeGate. I don’t get to attend Titans games as often as I’d like to in person, but there’s nothing stopping me from creating a party at home most weekends.
So get ready to throw out your excuses and listen up for these tips to help you become the ultimate football Party Mom!
The Perfect Football Party: 3 Steps to a Stress-Free HomeGate
1. Streamline your pre-game cleaning
I always wonder why people spend a ton of time cleaning up before friends come over when you’re ultimately going to have more to clean up after they leave. The key is focus on just the few rooms your guests will spend the most time in and use as few items as possible to clean the key areas within those rooms. For me, that typically looks like using a roll of Bounty paper towel to wipe down surfaces and then grabbing my Swiffer to pick up any excess dirt and hair from the floor. After that’s done, a spray of Febreze will leave the room smelling fresh and clean. And once I’m done, I keep those same three items close by during the party in case of any quick spot cleaning that needs to happen.
2. Pick simple, family-favorite dishes
Hosting a HomeGate doesn’t mean you have to slave away in the kitchen. I stock up on simple yet popular staples like chips, salsa, cheese, crackers, chips, pizza and drinks. Walmart is always on my party game plan because with one stop I can get my food, décor and clean-up essentials. About an hour before guests arrive, I enlist my kids to help me start setting everything out on the kitchen counter so our guests can easily help themselves throughout the game.
3. Get yourself ready for kickoff!
Once I know my house and food are taken care of, it’s time to get myself ready for game day! No matter where you watch (at home or at the stadium) it’s important to take the time for yourself to look and feel you best. About a half hour before guests arrive, I’ll get my shower, grab my Titans jersey and get my game face on. After all, if mama doesn’t feel good, no-one’s going to feel good 😃
See, hosting a HomeGate is as simple as 1-2-3. When you’ve got your home team to cheer for, you don’t need much else besides friends, family and food. Keep this formula and your favorite P&G products on hand and I can pretty much guarantee that your next HomeGate will be such a big success that your guests will be asking when they can come back before they even leave!
Find all the products you need for your own Homegate by visiting Walmart here and then watch this video for even more Party on Mom fun:
And to help you bring the party for the next Titan’s game no matter where you watch, I’m giving away four Party on Mom Party Packs! One for the perfect date night…
And one for the perfect tailgate:
And did you notice? Each party pack comes with a $25 Walmart gift card to help you stock up on all your Homegate essentials!
Enter below and make sure to let me know which Party Pack you prefer: Date Night or Tailgate:
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If you missed me sharing all my favorite Party on Mom Homegate tips that you can use for your next football party you can watch the video here.
I would love the tailgate package.
Id like tailgate
I want the Braun Silk-epil 9 9-521 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator from the website.
I would love the Tailgate prize pack. During football season were are all about the Philadelphia Eagles 24/7. (Even before foor the season starts, since we really get into the draft at our house.)
I’d love the Date night package!
I’d like the Tailgate party pack. Thanks.
Either or, but would LOVE the tailgating one! We LOVE football in our house! Go Bills!
I would love to win the Date Night package.
Either would be wonderful! If I had a preference, probably date night. 🙂
The date night would be great!
I’d love Date Night! I’ll share it with my husband! 🙂
I would pick the tailgate!
I’d love to win the date night prize pack!
i would love the tailgate
Tailgate Package please 🙂
I love the Bounty to clean up messes especially the ones on our faces!
I would love the Tailgate pack please!! NCSU! Go wolfpack!
I would like to win for a Date Night with his hubby 🙂
I’d like to win Date Night.
I would love to win the date night party pack. I so could use a date night with my hubby.
I would be thrilled with either, but the Party On Mom Prize Pack I would like the most is definitely the tailgate pack! We are huge football fans and this would be perfect for our whole family!
I’d go with the tailgate package.
I would love the Tailgate package!
i love the tailgate prize, it is so useful! 🙂
These are both awesome prize packs but I would have to choose the tailgate prize.
I would love the tailgate,we go through Bounty paper towels at a shocking rate- I would welcome any free ones.
I’d like the date night package.
I would love to win either of the prize packs but I think the date night one would be awesome! #GOTITANS #datenightprizepack #hopeiwin #reallycoulduseit #thankyou #samicone #partyonmom
The Tailgate Pack looks awesome.
I would love either prize package, but, if I have to pick one it would be the tailgate package. Thanks for the opportunity to won.
Date night would be great for two old folks ..thanks
Tailgate pack would be great!
I like the date night pack
I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE DATE NIGHT PACKAGE 🙂
I like the Tailgate Prize Pack.
They are both great packs!
I would lie Tailgate prize pack.
I would love either, but to choose one I think I would choose the date night one.
I’d like the date night!
I want to win the Tailgate
I like both, but first pick would be the tailgate night
Either pack would be nice, but I would LOVE the tailgate pack
I like the tailgate pack.
Tailgate Party Pack!
Oh I would love to with the perfect tailgate!
Og I would be grateful for either but my choice would be the Tailgate!
Both are great but I would prefer the tailgate package.
Either would be great but I would choose the date night kit.
I like the date night package!
I’d want to win the Tailgate Prize Pack
Either would be awesome to win, but the cleaning one would be a better fit for our household as we have pets and I’m always concerned about making sure there are no hairballs or smells. So feel free to enter me for either or both. Thanks! Love your tips!
I would love the tailgate package! thanks so much for the wonderful chance!
I would choose the tailgate prize pack if I won.
I’d love to win the Date night. 🙂 Thanks!
I’d Like To Win The Tailgate Kit
I would like the tailgate one but I would take either one if I won it thanks for the chance.
I would pick the Date Night. I have been out of the dating scene for a few years so I will take any help I can get.
I would love to win the tailgate prize pack!
I think I like tailgate a bit more 🙂
I would like to win date night.
I would prefer date night but either would be great.
I’d rather have tailgate – I guess that says how romantic I am!
I like the date night prize pack best it’s got some of my favorite brands in it.
I like them both! I’d take the tailgate pack if I had to choose.
They are both great but I would choose date night.
I would love the tailgate package.
They both look good but I would pick tailgate!
I would choose tailgate! Bring on the fun football party!!
I want to win the Tailgate Party Pack!!
My favorite is the tailgate prize pack.
The date night would be great
I like them both but I guess I would choose date night.
I’d Like To Win The Tailgate Kit!
Oh I would love either but the Tailgate would come in so handy!
Both are great, but if I had to choose it would be the tailgate pack.
I’d like to win the Tailgate pack!
Both are good, would like either of them
I’d take either one ! No preference!