Football, friends, and good food on a breezy autumn day: sounds like a winning combination to us. Tailgating season is finally here, and we want to fire up the grill and cheer on our favorite team just as must as you do. But first we must make sure we have all the essential things to be able to throw the perfect tailgate. It's about more than just a cooler full of beer & a football team; It's a lifestyle.
1. Beer, Beer, and More Beer!
Come on, this should’ve been a no brainer. For every successful tailgate, you've got to have something to keep you hydrated… well, sort of.
2. Good Company
Invite all of your friends. Tell your friends to invite all of their friends. Don’t be afraid to meet new people. Surround yourself with fans just like you!
3. Something To Sit On
You’re not going to want to stand the entire tailgate so make sure you bring some chairs to sit in! If they come in your team's colors, even better!
4. Good Music
Music is key to a good tailgate. Create a playlist with a variety of different tunes to please everyone at the party. You don’t want people fighting over the aux cord.
5. Colors to represent your team
Tailgating is all about supporting your team! Make sure you decorate your drinking spot with all types of different décor to show off your team spirit!
6. The 3 B's- Buns, Burgers, Brats
Mmmmm… I can smell the burgers and brats on the grill now. Hotdogs, sandwiches, chips/dip are also great tailgating foods. Don’t ever leave a tailgate hungry!
7. A Portable Grill
This isn’t really an essential item for your tailgate but it is definitely a plus to have! A portable grill will take your tailgate to the next level and step up your food game.
8. Fun Games
Don't get me wrong, tossing a football around and playing a few rounds of flip cup can be fun, but try to have a variety of games that everyone can play. Think cornhole, kan jam, catch phrase, and ladder ball.
9. Trash Bags
Be respectful of the area you choose to have your tailgate. Don’t be that jerk who makes a mess and doesn’t clean up after themselves.
10. Customized apparel from CreateMyTee!
CreateMyTee has a wide variety of apparel you can customize and wear during your tailgate! Create your own Tailgate shirts to stand out this football season!