Freshman Guide to Tailgating

New to tailgating? Fear not. With these simple recipes and DIY projects you'll be on your way to hosting the perfect pre-game party.

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Throw a Stylish Tailgate Party

From decor to scrumptious recipes, deck out your tailgate and be the envy of everyone at the big game.

Felt Pennant Banner

Show your team spirit with this easy to make felt pennant banner. With a few basic supplies, you can create a colorful garland to cheer on your favorite team.

Make It: How to Make a Simple and Easy Felt Pennant Banner

Mini Football Toss Game

Games are always a great idea for keeping fans busy before the game starts. Everyone will love this football tossing game that challenges players to throw mini foam footballs through the holes in the game board to earn points. First player to score 100 yards wins.

Make It: Make a Mini Football Toss Game to Add Some Fun to Any Tailgate

Washer Toss Game

To add some serious fun to your tailgating activities, build and setup this fun washer toss game. You can just make one or have two going with teams on each end. Keep track of how many washers land in the pipe and whoever gets the most wins.

Make It: How to Make a Fun and Easy Washer Toss Game

Tic Tac Toe Table

This easy to create Tic Tac Toe table will keep everyone busy until the game begins! Kids and adults alike will enjoy playing this oversized, crafty version of the classic game.

Make It: How to Make a Tailgate Tic Tac Toe Table

Beer Margarita

The perfect pre-made cocktail for your tailgating festivities. Prepare a large batch and divide into mason jars with lids for easy storage in the cooler. Bring limes and straws to add once the drinks are served.

Make It: Cocktail to Go: Beer Margarita

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Here's a super easy idea for game day. These delicious buffalo chicken wraps feature a hint of buffalo spice, cooled off by the ranch and fresh vegetables. They are sure to be a crowd favorite. Pre-make, wrap in parchment paper and store in the cooler, or setup a wrap making station at your tailgating party.

Make It: Crowd-Pleasing Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

This delicious Asian pasta salad is perfect for a tailgating gathering! For easy serving, serve in individual disposable containers.

Make It: Amazing Asian Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Letter Board

This framed board is so easy to create and you can spell out any saying you would like! The embroidered varsity letters give it a fun, festive sporty feel.

Make It: How to Make a Sporty Tailgating Letter Board

Felt Pillows

Make your own custom number or letter pillow in a few easy steps. With our printable templates and a few basic craft supplies, you can whip these up in no time. Customize with your favorite player’s number or team monogram!

Make It: How to Make Felt Pillows That are Perfect for Game Day

Custom Jersey Number Tee

Want to cheer on your favorite player? Make this custom jersey number T-shirt in your team colors. Using our printable number templates and a few basic supplies, you can make this shirt and wear it all season.

Make It: How to Make a Custom Jersey Number Tee

DIY Custom Felt Hat

Customize a plain baseball cap to wear for game day. With our printable number and letter templates, you can create a hat to wear to support your favorite player or team.

Make Your Own Custom Felt Hat

Iron-On Touchdown Tee for Kids

Don't forget the kids' tailgating gear. With easy iron-on letters, you can customize a tee or sweatshirt in just a few minutes. Support your favorite player or team, or get creative by adding your own slogan or message.

Make It: Easy Iron-On Touchdown Tee for Kids

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