Tailgating: The Art of the Mobile Party

harvard-footballLate summer brings the kids back to school, and brings the grown-ups back to…. the parking lot.

You know, for the tailgate party.

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a college town, you’ll be schlepping the entire party with you, so the more you can prepare at home, the better.  The key to tailgating is to plan ahead.

Even though an estimated 95% of our tailgaters prepare their food at the stadium, anything you can make ahead will free you up for more fun on game day.  But being a good Boy Scout (is there a tailgating merit badge?) by being prepared, doesn’t limit you to boring pre-fab snack food, either.

Here are some tips for simplifying your tailgate prep:

6442012529_daa6870f61_oHungry for more tailgate menu ideas? Or maybe just hungry? Here are some recipe categories that might help you put together the best moveable feast ever:

BBQ dishes

Picnic foods


Cookies and bars

Special beverages

What are your must-have tailgate foods? Do you have sure-fire recipes you bring to every tailgate party? Let us know in the comments, or share your recipes at this link. Thanks!

Photos: Library of Congress on flickr

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