September 8, 2010

Game Day Tailgate

College football season brings with it the opportunity to host a tailgate to kick off the excitement for your favorite team. Load up the car, invite your friends, and dress up in a warm sweater for a day of no-fumble tasty tailgating treats, football and fun.
Game Day Tailgate

This football-shaped chip bowl with game-day phrases is perfect for serving snacks while you fire up the grill -- Hostess Jo

Keep beer and soda cool in a personalized party tub, like this one from Fontaine Maury. Add your team's name, your monogram, or a simple phrase like, "Go Team!" --

A warm fleece blanket can keep you toasty right from the chilly morning tailgate to the cold stadium seats -- Lands End

Invite your college buddies or fellow alumni for a game-day tailgate with this festive invitation -- Invitation by Inviting Company, available at

Be sure to serve food that is easy to handle. Easy gourmet burgers can be grilled while fans munch on hoagie dip and warm up with mini biscuit bowls filled with chili -- Manchego-Stuffed Pork Burger, Hoagie Dip and Chili in Biscuit Bowls via Food Network

Tailgating is the perfect reason to sport your favorite stylish sweater with a pair of jeans and warm boots -- Anthropologie

Provide disposable napkins, plates and cups for easy clean-up when it's time for kickoff -- Plaid napkins by Inviting Company, available at

A small portable grill is a tailgating must-have. Choose one in a fun color to add to the excitement -- Crate&Barrel