getting to be that time of year where we take our parties to the parking lots.
Whether you opt for classic fare like hotdogs, chips and beer, or like to go
all out with craft cocktails and homemade baked goods, here are a few tips that will
guarantee your tailgate goes off without a hitch.
Your Tailgating Toolbox
you’re tailgating there’s no running into the kitchen for extra tongs or that
bottle of ketchup. So, make a list and check it twice. Experiment with ways to
pack. We love using an actual toolbox for all of our grilling
equipment. But we’ve also seen ingenious setups with drawers. If you’re using charcoal,
don’t forget to bring a metal bucket to put the extinguished coals in when
the Night Before
is key for a relaxed tailgating experience. Marinate any meat (and veggies!) you plan to grill the night before. You
can also pre-slice and pack toppings for burgers, dogs, chili and more. Create
a DIY topping bar at the event and save yourself
from custom orders!
Walking Tacos! Half
the fun of tailgating is wandering around and seeing what the other game-goers
have come up with. That’s why we love this fun recipe that transforms a bag of
corn chips (usually Fritos) into a delicious and portable meal. Simply crush
the chips right in the bag, then top with meat, beans, cheese, and whatever
other else strikes your fancy. Grab a fork and eat it on the go. Yum!
can easily take your tailgate to the next level with a just a few details.
First, be sure to have helium balloons or a flag you can fly high so your friends
can find you. A festive tent does double duty—you’re easier to spot and you and
your food have some shelter from the elements. Decorate
your team colors. You can also use your artistic skills to transform clean,
recycled cans into football-inspired utensil holders. Paint them yourself or find some free printable labels. Cute!
one way to do a quick cleanup is to go the disposable route. But reusable
plates and utensils make your party quite a bit classier. And you can still keep
things simple. Just bring a big plastic tub to put any dirty dishes in. Seal it
up and deal with them when you get home. We also love this clever hand
made with an empty laundry detergent container. This one’s sure to impress
everyone in the lot.
always on the lookout for fun new Tailgating hacks. Let us know what you see