Fall is just around the corner, and sports fan everywhere are gearing up for football season. Aside from getting together to watch the game, friends love to get together to have a good time beforehand. Tailgating is a pre-game tradition, and can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Whether you’re meeting up with old college buddies or just having a fun day at the game with the family, tailgating is a great way to show your team spirit and enjoy some good food and fun! Get ready to pack up your favorite foods, some fun games, and spend a day cheering on your favorite team.
For the ultimate tailgating experience, you’ll need a few things to bring along to the game. Make sure your vehicle has plenty of room for your passengers, of course, and all of your tailgating gear. An SUV or truck is the best way to go for tailgating. You can open up the hatch or truck bed, and have plenty of room for all of your tailgating essentials. To get the party started in the parking lot, why not tote along some fun and games? Everyone enjoys being entertained while they wait for the food to cook. Show your team spirit by playing a game of tumble tower with your tailgating crew! You can order a customized tumble tower from Victory Tailgate, with your school’s logo! Want to keep the good times rolling? Custom corn hole boards are available, as well!
You’ll definitely want to fire up the grill when you’re in pre-game party mode. Grills can be expensive, and hard to move around, but Picnic Time has the perfect solution with their foldable, portable charcoal grill. The grill can be quickly and easily set up before the game, and you can be on your way to grilling your favorite tailgating foods. Did someone say burgers and grilled corn? You can find this unique portable grill on Amazon.
You’ll probably be tailgating for a few hours before the game starts, and you won’t want to be on your feet all of that time. Dress comfortably, and think about investing in some portable tailgating furniture. You’ll find that having a portable table is handy when you want to set out food and drinks for family and friends. Some tables even have built-in pockets for holding drinks. Camping chairs are a great way to bring along a comfy seat. They come in different colors and sizes, so even the youngest sports fans can have a comfy seat to enjoy the pre-game festivities! Want to add even more fun to your tailgating experience? Look for custom chairs and tables with school logos or colors.
Game day blankets are a must-have as the weather starts cooling down. The temperature can drop quickly from a mild afternoon to late nights under the stadium lights. Bundle up under a cozy blanket to keep the chill at bay while you cheer on your team. Team blankets also make great gifts for the ultimate sports fan. You can purchase pre-made blankets, or visit a local fabric store and purchase team fleece for a simple DIY project.
Don’t forget the game day apparel! Even if you’re not super into tailgating, and don’t want to plan a lavish pre-game party, you can always show your team spirit by wearing cool team-inspired clothing and accessories. These days, you can get pretty much any team apparel you’re looking for. Have fun with it by adding funky jewelry and accessories to your outfits. Wear team colors to let the team know you’re rooting for them! Tiny fans can have fun with face paint and team printed hair ribbons. Guys will get a kick out of team sweatshirts, and gals can keep it glamorous by wearing game day dresses and tunics. There are no limits to how decked out your team spirit look can be on game day!
When it comes to tailgating, don’t overthink it. Make plans to have some food and enjoy great conversation with your tailgating crew before the main event- the big game!