My football season begins tonight. It unofficially began sometime in the early summer when my husband accepted a new job at a new high school.
The transition can be a little overwhelming. We go from a community we call home to another community that seems a little bit foreign to us but just as exciting. We will make friendships, connections, and love this little town just like we loved the last one.
When it comes to introducing yourself to a new football program, I find it helps me to find some fun accessories that I can cart with me game in and game out. The following are a list of my five favorite finds for Game Day gear:
1) Folding Stadium Chair from Marley Lilly, $39.00: I am southern, so this means if it’s not moving, I will monogram it. I love these chairs because they come in an assortment of different colors (get one to match your team!) and they are very reasonably priced.
2) Tailgating Director’s Chair from Brookstone.com, $88.95: I admit, this is truly the Cadillac of tailgating chairs. Its durability, storage options, and selection of colors make it a must-have if you’re willing to go the distance and get a tailgating chair that lasts.
3) Etched Casserole Dish from Crystal Creek Boutique’s Etsy Store, $24.95: Whether you’re doing the pre-game meal or contributing to a cookout with the rest of your football family, I love this etched glass casserole from Etsy. It entertains and ensures you will never have to write your name in black permanent marker on another casserole lid.
4) Boat and Tote Bag from L.L Bean:, from $20.95: I love these tote bags because they are classic, durable, easily personalized, and super easy to clean. They can withstand those games where it feels like the rain is falling sideways and age beautifully. It’s also big enough to carry everything you could possibly need to a football game.
5) Metro Oniva Seat w/ Shoulder Strap, $39.95: These stadium seats are insanely popular and are selling like hot cakes, so I highly recommend you grab one where you can find one. They’re lightweight and streamlined, making them easily portable.