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Tailgating Essentials For the Big Game

Tailgating is a lot of fun. It's the perfect way to get together with family and friends before a big game. Sports fans that tailgate take the game very seriously, from unique recipes to favorite drinks, even the extreme outfits! When packing up for game day, don't forget the other essentials you may need. Here are some things that should be on every tailgater's list.

Bring Enough Blankets For Everyone

The best tailgating experiences start with the basics. First, make sure there are enough blankets to go around. Horizon Travel Blankets make the tailgate experience incredibly cozy. These blankets are large enough for you and a friend and are crafted with synthetic insulation for maximum comfort. Not to mention, the soft-touch polyester is water-resistant, so you don't have to worry about wet grass. In addition, blankets include a stuff-sack for easy carrying and quick packing.

Take A Cushion For Comfort in the Lot and the Bleachers

A cushion is a must-have for tailgating. When it comes to comfort, sometimes options can be limited in the parking lot or truck bed. The V Seat cushion is the perfect portable seat for any tailgater who wants to take some extra padding on the go. Relax and enjoy the game without worrying about getting sore from sitting on the cold ground or hard concrete. This seat will change everything you know about sitting on bleachers!

The air chamber system keeps its shape over time. It won't lose air or flatten out like regular foam cushions. It also features a built-in inflation valve for easy filling and deflation when you're ready to pack up at the end of the game.

Grab A Water Bottle to Stay Hydrated

With a water bottle by your side, you're never far from hydration. The Hydra water bottle has a wide mouth and sturdy construction. This stainless steel bottle is the perfect vessel for on-the-go hydration. It will keep your water or beverages icy cold for up to 24 hours, so you won't have to worry about drinks turning warm while you're tailgating or during the game. Additionally, the double-wall construction prevents this from sweating all over you. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, so cleanup takes almost no time.

When Plain Water Isn’t Enough - Reach For DripDrop

It’s no secret that screaming and cheering will probably make you hoarse and give you a scratchy throat. Plus, with beer, wine or liquor in the mix, you’re bound to get pretty thirsty, and dehydration can easily creep up on you in the thick of the game. The good news is that there is an easy solution to avoid this.

A hydration aid like DripDrop can make all the difference between feeling energized and feeling drained. With all the excitement, you and your friends may get worked up in the heat of the moment. Adding DripDrop to the list is one way to keep your electrolyte levels and energy high. Fight off thirst with three times the electrolytes of your sports drinks and avoid the sugar overload of soda. DripDrop not only delivers all the minerals your body needs but also tastes fantastic. Don't forget to keep a box handy by the bar and prevent the gang from getting dehydrated.

Packing the Cooler Is An Absolute Staple

A cooler is possibly the most critical item on this list. A good cooler won't just keep your food and drinks cold. It can also help you stay organized and ensure you have all the tailgate essentials. Consider packing an Orca cooler before game time. The easy-to-open latch system and lid gasket provide a perfect seal that keeps everything ice cold.

Each cooler has a side drainage spout, perfect for draining water and making cleanup a cinch. What makes a cooler exceptional is not just how cold it keeps everything but how transportable it is from place to place!

Remember Portable Chairs To Spread the Party Out

A foldable chair is a perfect option for tailgating, giving everyone room to spread out and socialize. The Freestyle Rocker with side table is easy to transport and lightweight so that you can take it anywhere with you. In addition, the side table provides a sturdy, extra space for holding drinks or food. Hydraulic legs allow you to rock back and forth in this comfortable seat, making it the ideal chair for watching games or tailgating in the lot!

Try a Crockpot® For Your Favorite Game Day Snacks

A Crockpot® can be pretty convenient for your favorite tailgating snacks and appetizers. It's perfect for cooking and transporting your food in the same container, so there's no extra packing. You can easily make just about all of your favorites on the game day menu. One pan recipes like chili, meatballs, pulled pork or even ribs can cook for hours without problems. Bring a crock pot to your next tailgate party if you need to feed a crowd of hungry fans.

Don’t Forget the Tickets

No tailgate would be possible without the most important item of all - the tickets. Try purchasing your next tailgate event with Gametime. Not just for games, browse concerts and theater options to find a memorable outing with your friends and family.

Gone are the days of leaving tickets stuck on the refrigerator or crumpled at the bottom of your pocket. When you buy tickets with Gametime, it's loaded directly onto your phone. Plus, you can find live events in over 60 cities across the country if you want to plan your next road trip! No more forgetting paper tickets at home or in the car. There's already enough to think about while you're packing, so don't let the fear of forgetting something else spoil the big day.

Make Your Tailgate Crowd Jealous With Your Spread

Tailgating is the ultimate way to enjoy the game with friends and family. These items will help tremendously with any tailgate setting or event so you can focus on having fun and cheering on your favorite team. So make sure you're prepared with these essentials before you head out and have an unforgettable time with your tailgate crew.