Married to a Bulldog? How to decorate a house divided on game day


Married to a Bulldog? How to decorate a house divided on game day

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A house divided -- Bulldogs vs. Gators

Thanksgiving means family, but it also means football. And for homes who root for opposing teams, it could also mean rivalry.

Want to make this year's face-off an event to remember? Why not go all out by decorating your home for college football rivalry week. Transform your home into a college football battle zone that will get your friends and family excited to watch the game.

Hang a house divided wreath: Got a Georgia and Auburn fan living under one roof? Get your football party started right by hanging a wreath that showcases the teams your house supports. These wreaths look large and in charge, and clearly display team colors, mascots and designs for the whole neighborhood to see. Check out this amazing house divided wreath by South Carolina shop DesignTwentyNineSC.

Rearrange your rivalry space: Create team spirit during the game by dividing the room with team-themed chairs, blankets, pompoms, flags and colors. Your family and friends can choose a side and take a seat to create a lighthearted war zone. For a fast and easy chair fix, set up a few of these team chairs from Side Line MVP.

Include team-themed household items: Creatively placing a few football-themed household items can show off your team spirit in a classy, sophisticated way, which can add to and offset more kitschy decor. Place a team rug at your front door, hang a painting that showcases your favorite team or invest in a few of these college football team lamps from College Football Store.

Serve divided food and drink: Instead of just putting game day food fare out on a table, create a more dynamic setting with a house divided display. Arrange two tables in the room and string up a team-themed banner on each table. Place out food and drink on each table that matches team colors, and include cups and plates that feature the team mascots. Find your favorite team plates and napinks at local, family-owned College Station.

Do-it-yourself: Give your game day decor an extra personal touch, and make it yourself. Represent your team with custom water bottle labels. Or, hang your team pride on a wall using an old T-shirt and a little elbow grease.

Above all, you want your loved ones to have a great time together watching college ball and enjoying the game.

For more ideas about gifts, decorating, where to eat and what to do, check out our complete Atlanta Holiday Guide.

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