Whether you’re a Seattle native or a recent transplant, it’s hard not to get swept up in the 12th Man mania living in the Emerald City. The home team brings Seattleites together like one big loud family and fan status has some solid perks, too. So round up your little Hawks fans, throw on your matching Russell Wilson jerseys and check out these Blue Friday deals at local shops eager to spread the Seahawks love.
photo: Jennifer Pinto
Gear up for a Win at Trophy Cupcakes
Whether it’s bedtime, screen time or a dinnertime comprised of only foods that are white, parents and kids don’t see eye-to-eye on, well, a lot. But one of the things we can all agree on at the end of a long week is TGIF, and that, parents, is cause for celebration. Treat yourself and your kiddos (and show off your support for our favorite team) with a round of 12th Fan cupcakes from Trophy. The Seahawks-themed sweets are available for pre-order throughout the week. Oh, and they deliver, so basically everybody wins!
Psst… Before you go, check out the Café Trophy menu here.
Café Trophy at the Bravern
700 110th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Blue Friday hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wallingford Center location
1815 45th St.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Blue Friday hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
University Village location
2612 N.E. Village Lane
Seattle, Wa 98105
Blue Friday hours: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Pacific Place location
Concourse level, 600 Pine St.
Seattle, Wa 98101
Blue Friday hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
photo: Dana M. via Yelp
Go Hawk Wild at the Seattle Children’s Museum
With more than 22,000 square feet of play space and interactive exhibits, the Seattle Children’s Museum is a great place to let your petite posse spend off some of that Friday afternoon energy. With any luck, they’ll zonk out in the car on the way home, and you can slip them into bed and move onto more important business of your own (hello, wine and Netflix). As if that scenario isn’t sweet enough, on Fridays, each adult-kid duo dressed in Hawks gear plays in the museum for just $12. Touchdown!
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Blue Friday hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Order the Blue Plate Special at Ivar’s
The mere mention of a steaming bowl of clam chowder on a blustery fall day is enough to send locals running for the nearest Ivar’s. Heck, we were practically weaned on the stuff, and now our own offspring can’t get enough. The venerable seafood outfit is quintessentially Seattle, so it’s no surprise they’re huge Seahawks fans, too. And they’ll prove it: On Fridays, roll your brood into any seafood bar location wearing blue or green for access to rotating family-friendly 12th Clam Specials like $12 for three chowder bowls and $12 for two entrees.
Click here for seafood bar hours and locations.
photo: Jennifer Pinto
Show ‘Em Your Spirit at Safeway
Duck lips. The claw. Emoji face. Safeway’s #SEAmySelfie contest will have the entire family tapping into their inner Kardashian. While you’re rocking your Blue Friday fan gear, pop in to your local Safeway to snap a “Seahawksy” selfie with the rotating featured item of the week. Look for the in-store contest display to find out what product must make a cameo in your photo. Enter your pic on Instagram or SEAmySelfie.com to win the item plus a chance at a big screen TV.
Click here for Safeway hours and locations.
Warm up at FROST
The folks at FROST have your Blue Friday covered – with chocolate icing and Seahawks colors that is. Pick out your fancy Hawks-themed doughnut, but before you indulge, the wee ones can fill their bellies with the good stuff (think grilled cheese and tomato soup) from the luncheonette menu, available at the Bellevue and Mill Creek locations.
Mill Creek Town Center location
15217 Main St.
Mill Creek, Wa 98012
Blue Friday hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
700 Bellevue Way N.E., #140
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Blue Friday hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
2811-B Colby Ave.
Everett, Wa 98201
Blue Friday hours: 7a.m.- 5 p.m.
Have you spotted your own Blue Friday deal? Tell us about it in the Comments below.
— Jennifer Pinto