Creating a Family Game Day

What’s even better than watching game day? Having your own! Here’s how.

For many families, game day is one of the biggest family events of the week. We gather together with friends and family to eat, drink and, of course, watch the game.

This year, make the season even more exciting by bringing everyone together to create a family game day of your own and bring the family closer than any televised game could.

Head Outdoors for a Friendly Game of Touch Football?
Watching football can be fun, but it is also a fairly sedentary activity (cheering and jumping up and down excluded, of course). Before the big game begins, why not gather your entire family outdoors for a quick game of touch football? You will all benefit from the exercise and fresh fall air, and probably learn a few things about the game in the process.

Before you play, review the rules of the game for family members who may not be familiar with them, and be sure to warm up with a few practice hikes and throws before the kick-off.

Tip: With all of those touchdowns and victory dances, both teams are bound to work up a sweat! We recommend Old Spice Invisible Sprays and Secret Deodorant Invisible Sprays to protect all players against sweat and door.

Don’t Forget Your Teams?
Your game will be more authentic (and more fun) if you divide into teams. If you can, assign each team member a position that plays to his or her strengths. Who would make the best kicker, receiver and running back?

Show Your Spirit?
Team spirit is important in any sport, so make it an equally important part of your family’s game day. Each team can choose its own colors and wear them proudly. Make paper chains or paint your faces with your team’s colors.

If you’re feeling particularly spirited, search your closets and coordinate your outfits in colors to show your team pride.

Tip: Keep those game day outfits fresh and dirt free with Tide PODS Plus Febreze Odor Defense. These convenient pacs combine detergent, stain remover, brightener and the refreshing scent of Febreze to make measuring a thing of the past! For door protection after each wash, try Downy Fresh Protect In-Wash Odor Shield, which contains motion-activated refreshers that neutralize bad doors – perfect for active wear.

Play for a Trophy?
Working together to achieve a common goal can be great for building family unity, so try to inspire healthy competition by playing for a trophy. This could be a large, specially engraved trophy or an inexpensive trophy from the dollar store – it doesn’t matter. You can also simply play for bragging rights!

Make It a Season to Remember?
A family game day is the perfect way to bring the whole family together and get everyone excited about the football season. Try to keep the game low-key and encourage family fun and laughter above all else. If you’re lucky, everyone will have so much fun that your entire family will consider it a season to remember – no matter which team wins.

What game day traditions does your family have? Share in the comments section below – we’d love to hear from you!


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