16 Tailgating Recipes, Drinks, Games & Gadgets That Will Make Everyone Jealous

tailgate Collage

No one really goes to the game to watch the players run around the field tackling each other, do they? Everyone knows that the main attraction is the 5 hours of tailgating before the game! Sometimes the festivities start at 5am, and other times it’s 2pm. Either way have a game plan with food, drinks, and games to keep everyone entertained.

1 – Sausage Bites

For those early morning tailgates

sausage bites

2 – Grilled Fries

So no one has to share

fries on the grill

3 – Breakfast Sandwiches

Got to start the day off with a hearty meal!

breakfast sandwich

4- Cuban Sliders

Super simple to make and in large batches

cuban sliders

5 – Loaded Tater Tot Kabobs

Who doesn’t want tater tots??

loaded tator tot kabob

6 – Grilled Nachos

Staple food needed for any football game

grilled nachos

7 – Epic Jalapeno Poppers

Monsterous. Meaty. Spicy. Bacon.

jalepeno poppers

8 – Mississippi Sin Dip

This will be devoured in 10 minutes

mississippi sin dip

9 – Snickers Popcorn

Need that sweet to balance the salty

sweet and salty snicker popcorn

10 – Pumpkin Cider

You know fall has arrived

pumpkin cideer

11 – Jello Shots

Must-have at every tailgating soiree

jello shots

12 – Hot Apple Cider

Need a little warmth on those cold mornings

hot carmel apple cider

Of course with all these drinks, you’ll need some Clingks to keep them all straight…

That’s Beerific:

Funny static cling beer markers from Clingks.com

Life is Brewtiful:

keep track of your craft beer with these funny static cling beer markers from Clingks.com

and pick your favorite team colors and show your Team Spirits:

13 – Basket Pong

Keeping it interesting

basket pong

14 – Ring Toss

If you are DIY-er

ring toss

15 – Battle Shots


battle shots

16 – Coolest Cooler

Saved the best for last – This is going on my Christmas list. Built-in blender, bluetooth, bottle opener and more.

coolest cooler

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke