There’s no better way to
cook hot and delicious foods than with a grill. If you’re worried about traveling
with your grill, consider investing in a portable one. We recommend Napoleon’s TravelQ Portable Gas
grill features 285 square inches of grilling space, meaning you can grill up to
18 large hamburgers at once, which is perfect for a tailgating party. Of
course, traveling with your own grill is another option. If you’re in the
market for a new grill, check out some of our other favorite brands such as Big Green Egg and Weber.
There are so many
different kinds of foods that become even more delicious when grilled. Meat is almost
always the star dish at a tailgating party and there are so many different
ideas to cook. From hamburgers to hot dogs to grilled chicken, you won’t want
to miss an opportunity to cook your family and friends a delicious meal of
grilled meat. And if you or your friends are a vegetarian, a grill is still a
great option for cooking their entree. Consider grilling corn, black bean
burgers, or fresh veggies.
The secret to any
delicious meal is the spices, sauces, and condiments. To make sure your meat is
nicely flavored, we recommend using a good spice rub. Other great options include Ashman’s sauces and marinades that come in so many different
varieties. So no matter what kind of food you’re grilling, these sauces and
marinades will give your guests the tailgating flavor they're looking for.
Arguably the most
important part of a tailgating party is the drinks. You’ll want to supply your
guests with a variety of drinks from beer, to soda, to water, and you’ll want to be
sure you have plenty to go around. Whether you’re the host or not, a great thing
to bring to a tailgate party is a Tervis Tumbler. Many of these tumblers can help you represent your team by
having your team’s mascot or logo on them. Spirited Tervis Tumblers make the
perfect drinkware for a tailgating party.
When it’s a beautiful hot,
fall day and you’re standing outside of a sports venue for hours—you cannot
forget the ice. More importantly, you need to have a way to keep that ice as
frozen as possible. Nothing will do that better than a Yeti Cooler.
These top performing coolers have a Fatwall™ design with up to two inches of
Permafrost™ insulation, meaning your ice and your drinks will stay cold longer
than your tailgating party. Yeti makes tumblers too and with a variety of
colors, you’re sure to love carrying it around the party.
Another staple for a
tailgating party are the outdoor games. Most people enjoy corn hole or Lasso Toss, but
there are a lot of other great options for your tailgating party. So if you’re
tired of corn hole or other common tailgating games, consider bringing Paddleball, Horseshoes, or WIFFLEBALL along.
Any of these outdoor games are sure to keep your guests entertained. And hey, tossing a football back and forth is always a good way to get your guests excited
for the game.
While tailgating parties
are a lot of fun, you’ll definitely want a place to sit and relax (especially
since you and your friends will be on your feet cheering during the game).
You’ll be much more comfortable bringing a few chairs along to the party. We
recommend a foldable chair (something like a camping chair or beach chair) that will be easy to carry.
These chairs are meant to be portable, so they will be easy to take with you!
Last but not least, you
never want to forget trash bags for a tailgating party. When it’s game time and
your tailgating party is over, the last thing you want to be doing is cleaning
up. Trash bags, especially the heavy duty
ones, are crucial for making your clean-up session a breeze. We recommend also
bringing along paper plates, paper towels, and plastic utensils to keep
cleaning time down as well.
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