Top Ways to Tailgate

football tailgate ideas

football tailgate ideas

It’s fall, and that means one thing:  football!  Here at Banner Events headquarters, we are HUGE football fans!  Whether we’re traveling to watch a game in person, keeping things simple with a family viewing party, or having friends over to share in the game experience, we love putting together a little tailgate party to celebrate our favorite team!  I’m excited to share with you a fabulous collection of top ways to tailgate!

Epic Sport Trips

My favorite way to tailgate, of course,  is in person, at a live game! Thanks to Epic Sport Trips, powered by Get Away Today, I am headed to sunny California this weekend to cheer on my alma mater, BYU, as they face the UCLA Bruins in a Top 25 matchup.  Is there a better way to tailgate than in person? What I love about teaming up with Epic Sport Trips is their ability to build a dream sports vacation and save me money doing it!  A new leg of Get Away Today, Epic Sport Trips, pairs great tickets to popular sporting events with hotels and area attractions.  I was able to get Disneyland tickets, BYU vs. UCLA football game tickets and our hotel squared away all at once! That leaves more time and money to buy fan apparel and tailgate refreshments!  All Anders Ruff readers can save $10 on a trip package via Get Away Today with this promo code:  BannerEvents.

football tailgate party

More inspiration for your football loving fan:
Vintage Football Party – Packers Game
Vintage Football Party by GreatStitch
DIY Video on How to Make Chocolate Football Candies
Football Party Prepping

If tailgating in person isn’t an option, tailgating at home can be fun too! Take advantage of the great football ideas I’ve rounded up, brought to you by some of my favorite designers and stylists.

Football Viewing Party and Invitation by Anders Ruff Custom Designs

football party invitations

football party dessert table football poster

Referee Wraps by Cupcake Wishes Birthday Dreams

tailgate party food

Hydration Station & Sack the Quarterback Lunches by Lauren Haddox Design

Football Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party Food

Tailgate Party FoodTailgate Treats by Giggles Galore


Football Favors by Piggy Bank Parties

Football favor boxes

Game Day Gear by Sweet Threads Clothing Co.

Football party outfits

Snack Sacks by Anders Ruff Custom Designs 

football favor bags

Touchdown Banner & Dessert Table by Piggy Bank Parties

Football tailgate party

Football Cake Pops shared by Sweet Threads Clothing Co.

football cake pops

Football Cookies by JP Creatiblesfootball cookies

Football Fondant Toppers by Lynlee’s

football fondant toppers

Front Yard Team Logo by Everyday Party Magazine R

football tailgate ideas

Football Party ideas by LAURA’S little PARTY

football tailgate ideas

Football Party Supplies by Hoopla Events

Football party supplies

Tailgate Refreshment Table by Michelle’s Party Plan-It

tailgate party

Touchdown Layer Dip by Creative Juice

Football Tailgate Party Food

With so many great ideas to choose from, you’ll be tailgating in style in no time!

Additional SOURCES to host your own Football Tailgating party:
– Artificial Grass Carpet/Runner
Football Cupcake Wraps
Football Field Table Cover
Mini Collegiate Football Helmets

Artificial Wheat Grass
– Mini Galvanized Tubs
Large Galvanized Tubs for drinks
Football Bowls