Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tailgating Essentials

College football starts up again next weekend - I can't wait to be back in State College and am more than ready for our first game.

Watching the games is one thing but planning the tailgates is another - I love our tailgates just as much (usually more than!) as being in the game.

We have a couple tailgate bins filled with things like plates, cups, napkins, silverware, serving utensils, wipes/santitizer, baggies, tupperware containers, table cloths, etc. that we can easily grab to put into the car.  In addition, 2-3 folding tables, a chair for each person, a canopy tent, a few coolers make the trip down to the stadium with us for most games.

We keep ponchos/rain gear on hand in the "tailgate closet" if we need it.  We rotate between corn hole and ladder golf for entertainment and sometimes the guys even through around a football.

The items below  are great because they aren't school specific, can be used for other events and for non-tailgating fans - they can be used for general gatherings!




My favorite spot for my tailgate gear (all schools) for things like cornhole, folding tables, platters, baskets, tents and really anything tailgate you could want is Fans Edge.  If you need to stock up for the upcoming season, happy shopping!

What are your favorite tailgate items??

Cheers to football season! xx

15 comments:

  1. Your tailgates are the best. I love reading your posts about them. All great tailgate items. I'm so ready for fall and football.

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  2. I've tailgated a few times since I've been out of college and somewhere to sit is key for me LOL (old lady status)!! The speaker is also great to keep the music going!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I am so excited for college football to be back! I'm headed to the Gators season opener (my alma mater) and this list is perfect for our tailgate!

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  4. Love that you guys have a tailgate closet! And you blew me away last year with how strong your tailgating game is, I need to come party with you guys at State College :-D
    Green Fashionista

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  5. tailgates really are the best and you guys really do it at the best level! can't wait to see photos from this year. go penn state!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. I still have yet to be at a proper tailgate! But these all look like fun items to get the party started. :)

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  7. EEK! I am SO excited for college football to start! I can't believe it's so close! We're not going all out for our first one but I can't wait for all day tailgates again! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. What a fun assortment!! I love tailgating almost as much as the games so it's fun to see what you pack. We threw in a portable grill last year and it was a fun addition. Love the practical + fun items and how have I never heard of Fan's Edge?? Heading there now to check out their selection of Notre Dame things :) Can't wait for football season to start!

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  9. I'm so excited for college football to start back up again! Go Tar Heels! We are hopefully going to be able to catch a couple games this year and tailgating is always a good time!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  10. You know I love these tailgating essentials! The neutral tailgate things are a great idea - especially when you live in a house divided like I do!

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  11. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  12. You're definitely the best tailgating pro that I know and always have a festive and yummy spread for the pre-game! I agree sometimes tailgating is more exciting than the game, but that's just me...

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  13. We're missing a big chunk of football games this year because of travel, but I'm going to be so excited when we finally make it up to College Station for a game or tailgating! We usually manage to find tickets, but I'm with you that sometimes I like just hanging out and tailgating instead of going to the games. Plus that means that I get to hang out with Dart all day!

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