Tailgating Essentials for College Football Season

School is in, summer is out but that also means football is around the corner. Get ready with these tailgating essentials for college football tailgates! No matter if you’re in the SEC, Big 12, Big 10 or whatever division you claim, tailgating is all about the pregame to the big game. Let’s get ready for some brats and fun because college football is here.

 

The College Football Food Essentials

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Image Courtesy of Smarty Had A Party Blog

You can’t really go wrong with any food at a tailgate… as long as there is food. However, you can be one up to the next tailgate with these food items.

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Image courtesy of Pioneer Woman

Whatever recipe you use, you have to go with the classics: coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and chips and dip. These essentials make any tailgate bomb. However, let’s

throw in a blitz and take the tailgating game by force and amp up your line of food items. First up, let’s go with the all around delicious dish of potato skins. They’re easy to eat, have hot melted cheese and the tasty crunch of bacon. It’s an easy play yet one that is sure to get you a tailgating first down!

 

Meat is also a must on game days. Although, you can easily have a touchdown tailgate with these awesome vegetarian and vegan

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Sarah’s PB and J Chocolate Bars

recipes. With just two ingredients, you can make some of the best little smokies any tailgate has ever seen. Using Kansas City Joe’s BBQ, pour heavily onto little hot do

gs and you’re all set. Don’t forget to add in a touchdown dance when you’ve scored with this year’s main dishes. Try PB and J chocolate bars. It’s a dessert sure to satisfy each and every kid, teenager, adult and

 

everyone in between and far.

The College Football Parking Lot Essentials

Don’t forget about the overall experience of a tailgate. Sure it’s a place to gather, but it’s much more than that. Use these items to go above and beyond the experience.

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Image Courtesy of ISU Tailgate

You’re tailgating for the game but don’t forget you need the games to lead up to the game. The best parking lot tailgates have all the fun

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Image Courtesy of Kansas State Collegian

games. Whether you turn those into drinking games is your choice. Giant jenga, ladder ball, corn hole (an absolute must) and a football.

Want to really add some pzazz to your tailgate, bring extra posters and markers and let anyone and everyone stop by to make a sign for the game. Show that team pride and get coloring!

 

 

The College Football Attire Essentials

Look the best and sport your team colors at the tailgate. You may just look good enough people will be asking for your picture and autograph.

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Image Courtesy of KU Sports

Any great outfit is accompanied by warpaint, some pom poms, and lots of team spirit. From head to toe, it’s important to have your team colors on. Want to have the coolest and best gear? Check out our memorabilia gear with classic, Chiefs, Royals and college team authentic gear at our store in Oak Park Mall at 11461 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214.

The greatest thing about game day attire, is that there is no over-the-top. You can go as wild as you want and

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Image Courtesy of the Awesome Daily

it’s totally acceptable. I mean think about it. If you paint your face red and blue and walk around the grocery store on a Tuesday afternoon in spring, you’ll be catching stares and having parents pull their kids closer to them. Now paint for face for a Sunday afternoon for the Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles, shoot, even wear a cape and a crazy hat, you’ll be glorified and may even make it on the front page of a newspaper. The crazier the better here.

 

 

 

 

 

No matter which team you root for, tailgating is one of the best things for both parties. Maybe you’re not feeling the tailgate set up. Leave it to Tickets For Less and come to our VIP Tent Tailgate with unlimited BBQ, beer and games!

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