Americans love cars, sports, and the act of celebration These three things are integral in basically all aspects of American culture. That said, few things are more American in football history than the fine sports tradition of tailgating. During the Super Bowl, the pinnacle of the sports season in America, tailgating becomes almost an obsession. Americans on average spend more money on food for the Super Bowl than on any other day of the year, save for Thanksgiving.
Tailgaters spend about $20 billion in food and supplies a year. A study conducted by Quicken Loans Racing shows that an astonishing 65% of Americans tailgate from 5 to 6 times at every twelve months. Here are some essential tips and golden ideas for you to enjoy this awesome american pastime this coming Super Bowl. Remember that to tailgate with style it takes just a little investment, but a lot of good information and creativity is essential.
Get a Chef's Toolbox
Whether you tailgate once in a while or often, having a chef's toolbox in your truck is mandatory. Make sure you have at least:
- BBQ turner
- Easy Opener
- Can Opener
- Heavy Duty Skewers
But you may also want to have:
- Wet Wipes
- Paper Towels
- Dish Soap
- Zip Bags
- First Aid Kit
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Make Your Own Your Sauces
Forget expensive sauces that will cost a fortune and have no personality. It’s your party so be the chef from A to Z. Here are some amazing steak sauces that you can make yourself in minutes, hassle-free.
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Make Football Chip Bags
All you need is duct tape and kraft bags. Easy and smart!
Use Bungee Cords To Hang a Paper Towel Roll
The best ideas are often the simplest ones. This will save you space and help make your tailgating much more organized. Just attach one of your canopy bungee cords to its frames.
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Make Football Mason Jars
Give extra personality to the party! It doesn’t have to be all dull plastic plates and cups and white napkins, right? These football mason jars will make a whole lot of difference and they are so easy to make. Remember, it’s all about the atmosphere!
Learn now how to make them here.
So now that you have enough information and a lot of enthusiasm, embrace Game Day with style. Take tailgating up a notch, have the time of your life and of course, be safe!
What are your most memorable tailgating stories? How do you plan watching the Super Bowl? Share your stories and plans with us through our Facebook page or in the comments below!