Fall is here and you know what that means. Football season and tailgating are here too! If you have never tailgated before, this is your instant how-to on looking like a pro-tailgater without spending a lot of money. It will help get you through and look like a champ. The best part is no one will ever know you are the new kid on the block.
To be honest, I've never tailgated before. Sure I went to Texas A&M and went to my share of football games, but I never did traditional tailgating. But I would NEVER admit to that! So this guide is just as much for you as it is me. It has everything you need to make your 1st tailgating experience memorable for all the right reasons.
First thing you need is food. Tailgating food can be as simple as sandwiches or hamburgers to a fully catered event. I am a big fan of KISS (keep it super simple), so I recommend the basics.
- Submarine sandwiches (premade or make on site)
- Chips or Pretzels
- Don't forget the ice!!!
If you bring your Coleman propane grill, then definitely go the burger route. But if not, sandwiches are always a hit! Guacamole and salsa are staples for most any party and are easy to serve. The biggest thing is DON'T FORGET THE ICE!!! There is nothing worse than warm drinks on a hot day.
To keep those drinks ice cold, you need a cooler. This Coleman 50Qt Xtreme Cooler is the right size for tailgating. It holds 84 cans and keeps ice cold for up to 5 days. The wheels make it super easy to transport where ever you need it. This functional cooler serves as a chair side table and drink holder.
A Place to Sit
Nothing is more essential than a place to sit and enjoy your tailgating experience. Coleman's Cooler Quad Chairs make you look like you're an experienced tailgater. Not only do they provide a comfortable place to sit, but the left arm has an insulated pocket to place that next cold beverage or snack. Need a place to put your program or napkins? The mesh organizer flap allows you full functionality for those essential items too.
Shelter from Mother Nature
Hot day? Wet Day? You can't go wrong with this Coleman 7'x5′ straight leg Instant Canopy Gazebo/Tent. The 7′ x 5′ shelter is perfect for tailgating. Just the right size to sit or stand under. Crowded parking lot? No worries! You'll look like a champ. This canopy fits snugly against your vehicle while not invading your neighbor's party/parking space. Its convenient size will allow you to use it at the kids' soccer games, at the park, or other future events. Did I mention the compact roller storage bag? Coleman has thought of everything for easy transportation and storage of this instant shelter.
Setting Up for Tailgating
Coleman has everything you need for camping. But they also have everything you need for tailgating. Whether it's getting ready for kids' high school games, cheering on your favorite college team, or tailgating with other super fans, Coleman has it all.
Save Time and Order Online
I highly recommend that you ship to store and save on shopping. Plus when you ship to store, you can place on order for the food and drinks you'll need for the party. Schedule a grocery pick up for when your Coleman products arrive and you'll be all set.
Set Up and Have Fun
It's okay if you are picking your tailgating products up the same day as the game.
Go straight to the game, set up your tent and chairs, and fill your ice cooler with ice and drinks. If you want to hide the fact you just bought everything, hide the boxes in the trunk or cover them with a blanket. Extra bonus: extra seating on a pick up tail gate.
The last thing you need to do is relax and have fun. You are tailgating to have fun before the big game. So sit back, enjoy some great food, and enjoy it.