Although we normally think of tailgating as an adult event, it can be a perfect party for kiddos too! Big kids, little kids, teens, and tweens can all have a good time tailgating, if it’s done the right way!
Food and Drink
The staples are always required: burgers, hot dogs, chips and dip! Don’t forget the snacks and desserts too! These foods are inexpensive, easy to make, and easy to serve! If you want to get a little more crafty, here are some cool foods you can make for your tailgaters!
Football Sandwiches – Use a football shaped cookie cutter to cut out any type of sandwich you make into football shapes. Anything from peanut butter and jelly to a ham sandwich can be used!
Football Helmet Cookies – Use a football helmet shaped cookie cutter to make sugar cookies. Ice them with your team’s colors and detail the helmet with decorator icing.
Football Cookies – Again, use your cookie cutter to cut out football shaped cookies. Use brown and white icing to add any details, or just leave them as is.
Football Cupcakes – You can either make these yourself, or pick them up from your local grocery store.
Football Chocolate Lollipops – Make your own football-shaped chocolate lollipops and surprise the kids with a sweet ending to the tailgate.
Get some sporty decorations to really spruce up your tailgating party!
Tailgating Décor
Your standard folding bench chairs are a great idea for seating! If you want to turn the fun up a notch, go get bean bag chairs for your guests to lounge in while they’re eating and enjoying themselves.
Use your streamers , table cloths, napkins, plates, and silverware in your team’s colors! We have all of these items available at the Party Place in every color you can imagine!
Goody Bags- Every kid’s party needs to end with a little something for them to bring home, no matter what age you are catering to. Stuff items like pom-poms, noise makers, candy, and even some left over cookies into a color coordinated bag for your guests to take with them!
These are just a few ideas that you can incorporate into your next get together! All of these can be used for an adult party as well—just add beer to your list! J

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