What to Bring to a Tailgate

What to bring to a tailgate

With the football season well underway, the tailgates are getting better and better. You already know how to get all of your tailgating items there, so make sure you know to pack the right supplies! Use this post as a check list before heading to the game to ensure you have the best tailgate on the block!


The tent, folding chairs, umbrella, and table should be the first items you pack up for your tailgate. Make sure you don’t forget your grill with a spare propane tank, and you can even dress up your grill and tailgating essentials with your favorite team’s logo.

Food & DrinksWhat to bring to a tailgate

Be sure to pack condiments, utensils & napkins, food tent, bottle openers, ice, and a nice big ice chest.


Aside from the anticipation of the game, the pregame entertainment can be just as important. Be sure to pack a football to throw around, a good old game of corn hole, and a camera to capture the memories. If you go all out for game days (as you should), you can even bring along a satellite television to watch the pregame news or even the entire game from the comfort of your tailgate.

Odds & Ends

Depending on the time of year, you’ll either want to bring a hat or beanie to keep you protected from the elements. Add in sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and a blanket to ensure maximum comfort and optimal game-watching conditions. For more ways to stay warm at a tailgate, consider investing in a portable heater. Lastly, don’t forget to pack trash bags! These are often forgotten and will make clean-up that much easier.

For more tailgating ideas and recipe ideas, try looking on Pinterest!

What’s on your must-have list for tailgating? Share your ideas in the comments below!