Top 3 Tailgating Must-Haves
Football season is is here, and you can officially start planning your next tailgate party. Tailgating is a time-honored tradition that actually dates back to the Civil War, when groups of people would pack lunches and watch battles together–yes, actual battles. Although tailgating today involves much less bloody spectacles, they are taken much more seriously. It isn’t uncommon for hardcore football fans to plan their tailgate parties months in advance, with BBQ food, cheap beer, costumes, and entertainment planned in meticulous detail.
Thankfully, a virtual industry has risen up around the practice, and tailgate parties are easier to plan than ever. You literally have an endless variety of options to choose from with regard to refreshments and party favors, and putting together a pre game bash worthy of your favorite team is a cinch.
Tailgating Essentials – How to put together a truly memorable tailgate party
- Clothing for the Occasion
The right clothing won’t only keep you warm and protected from the elements. It will also proudly show the world which team you’re rooting for. Any decent tailgate should have everyone decked out in their team colors, and NFL throwback jerseys are essential. Available at about $100, a good jersey should be standard issue for any serious tailgater.
2 Food and drinks
Beer and hotdogs are tried-and-proven tailgating staples, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to such standard fare all the time. With a little bit more effort and a touch of creativity, you could have a tailgate lunch worthy of the most distinguished company.
A cooler is always useful to have around, and you can hardly do better than the Tundra 75 Cooler from Yeti. Priced at $485, the Tundra 75 isn’t exactly cheap, but it will serve you and whoever is lucky to have you as a friend for for many seasons to come.
Also a bit on the higher end of the price scale is the $899 Broil King, but given the importance of the grill at your typical tailgate, the cost is more than warranted. Here are some other good bbq choices for 2015.
You will probably have a couple of hours to burn waiting for the game to start, so you’d better bring some entertainment along. For pregame TV viewing, your options range from portable TV satellites with large Outdoor TV. You might also want to invest in an Tailgate Tent which provides for all your needs at about $150.