College Hill’s Ultimate Football Tailgate Must Haves

College Hill’s Ultimate Football Tailgate Must Haves

It’s finally football season! So break out your favorite jersey, face paint and the supplies for a good old fashioned tailgate. Planning or hosting a tailgate this season? Don't make the rookie mistake of tailgating unprepared. Here is College Hill’s Tailgate Must Haves. 

The Basics

As long as you pack the basics, anything is possible! From the Grill to the napkins and everything in between make sure you have these covered:

  1. Portable grill
  2. Charcoal / Propane Gas
  3. Matches or lighter
  4. Grilling / Serving Utensils
    i.e., spatula, tongs, serving forks / spoons and plastic utensils
  5. Cooler / Bag(s) of Ice
  6. Plastic containers for leftovers
  7. Plastic cups
  8. Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrap
  9. Paper Plates / Bowls
  10. Napkins
  11. Wet Naps / Handsanatier
  12. Bottle openers
  13. Garbage bags

Food & Drinks

Some might say, this may or may not be the most important part of tailgating! Enjoy these tailgate food ideas or checkout our Football Game Day Board that holds everything tailgate including recipes of all kinds!  



  • Veggie Trays
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Chips
  • Cocktail Franks
  • Wings 

Main course

  • Handburgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Nachos
  • Chili
  • Tacos


  • Meatballs
  • Mac Salad
  • Fruit
  • Salad
  • Rolls  


  • Ice Cream
  • Pie 
  • Cookies 
  • Brownies



  • Soda
  • Bottled Water
  • Adult beverages of choice
  • Koozies!


Setup Camp!

Keep calm and get all hands on deck to set up the perfect tailgating spot! 

  1. RV
  2. Team Flag
  3. Canopy
  4. Picnic tent
  5. Folding chairs
  6. Folding portable tables
  7. Portable fire bowl & firewood
  8. String Lights
  9. Radio / MP3 Player
  10. Speakers
  11. Portable phone charger
  12. Extension Cords
  13. Cornhole
  14. Football
  15. Ladder ball
  16. Deck of cards

The Extra Touch

You've made it this far! Now just to add the extra touch!

  1. Pre Made Playlist
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Blankets
  4. Bug Spray
  5. Ponchos / Extra Sweater / Jacket 
  6. Umbrellas
  7. Sunscreen

There you have it! The ultimate list of tailgating must haves! Did I forget something? Don't be shy and comment below!

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Thanks for reading & happy tailgating!

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