Tailgating Tips

Posted by Annette Bellisari on



With football season gearing up it is time to take inventory of your supplies and get that list together to make the morning pack up as smooth as possible.  Here are fifteen important reminders that can make your tailgate much more enjoyable….

  • Freeze the water bottles so they become giant ice cubes for your drink cooler.
  • Refrigerate your beverages overnight so your ice is not working as hard in the cooler and last longer.
  • A pop-up canopy tent provides instant shade on hot, sunny days, and protection from a steady downpour if it rains. A standard 10 x 10-foot canopy offers 100 square feet of space. Look for canopies that have weather-resistant, UV-blocking covers and anchors to keep your temporary tailgating home in place.  Tie a balloon or a flag to the top so your friends can find you easily!
  • Pack a medium plastic bin or tool box with everything you need to enjoy your food and drinks.:  spatulas, bottle/can openers, tongs, toothpicks/wooden skewers, basting brush and small flashlight. Trash bags, paper towels, wet wipes, ponchos, plastic zip bags, condiments, spices and seasonings. 90% of your problems can be solved with hand sanitizer, duct tape and a sharpie.  Stay a step ahead of the next game by replenishing those items you’ve used soon after returning home.
  • The night before make sure to shape your patties and place between wax paper and skewer and marinate your kebabs.
  • Portable wireless speakers keep you and your guests entertained. If it’s enabled with Bluetooth technology, you’ll be able to stream and control your music from any Bluetooth-enabled wireless device. Make sure to keep your devices charged up and ready to go with an on-the-go charger, or extra batteries.
  • Bring a medal bucket for still glowing coals and make sure the grill is extinguished properly.
  • A cooler can always be used to keep things warm as well-bring an extra empty one.
  • Remember to bring a phone charger
  • Never take out your jumper cables and always pack an extension cord
  • Clean your grill a few days before the tailgate and remember to oil it to keep things from sticking.
  • Label your coolers so your guests don’t have to dig through multiple coolers to find their beverage of choice.
  • Fill a empty six pack holder with your favorite condiments
  • Pack a mini first aid kit.
  • Remember to pack your Bellisari’s Gourmet Convenience Spreads and Sauces for easy appetizers and condiments.

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