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10 Game Day Necessities for Tailgating

Posted by Nicole Chenault on

Are you as excited about football season as we are? If so, we’re sure that you’re ALSO super pumped for the best part of football season: tailgating! If you’re looking for the ultimate tailgating essentials checklist, we’ve got you covered! Become the queen of the tailgate with our list of 10 necessities for tailgating that will score big with your friends and family!

Insulated Tumblers to Keep Your Drinks Warm or Cool

We love this Too Sober For This Shit insulated tumbler. Not only is it hilarious, but the classic tailgate tradition is to get SO drunk that you don’t even care if your team loses! This tumbler sends a clear message while keeping your wine, beer, or coffee ice cold. 

Canopy, tent or Umbrella

Don’t get stuck in the sun and burn to a crisp before the game even starts! Grab this absolute necessity at Academy Sports and sit back, relax, and enjoy the glorious people watching.


Coolers are maybe the MOST important item at any tailgate. If you don’t have cold drinks, you may as well just turn around a go back home! This luxurious cooler can store your beer or wine and comes on a raised platform so you don’t have to bend over to re-up. It also comes on wheels, which is a game changer for a cooler this large!


If you’re going to make some nasty yet delicious tailgating food you need this adorable utensil set. The fun holographic colors go with every team and also just so happen to match perfectly with the Fbombs holographic cocktail set. Don’t be the basic family at the tailgate–make classy cocktails in honor of your team! 


We love these easy folding chairs because they’re bright and colorful…and also because they have a built-in cooler on the arm. These chairs really speak our language. What else could you need?


Pack as much food as you possibly can into this convenient tupperware container. It’s insulated, easily portable, and it even has side pouches that would fit a bottle of water or can of beer perfectly. 

Garbage Bags

It’s important to pick up after yourself no matter where you go, but with a tailgate it’s especially easy to let some napkins or utensils get away from you. These huge and durable garbage bags will help you keep you sh*t together!


Ahhh the JBL, aka the king of speakers. You could dunk this speaker into a tub of ice water and it would still keep bumping those game day tunes all day long. The 12 hour battery will make sure your party keeps going till kickoff! 

A heater

Football season coincides with fall and winter. That’s just a fact. You should consider planning ahead and scoop this portable heater to make all the other tailgaters jealous of your cozy space. 

Fun activities

Last but certainly not least, you need entertainment while you pass the time before kickoff! You can get customizable cornhole…holes on this website. Rep your team, your fam, or your sense of humor with this fun football game classic!

I hope this list of tailgating essentials helps you throw the best tailgate ever! If you like what you see, there’s more where that came from! Shop our funny wine tumblers and travel cups for a plethora of different occasions in the shop!

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