Fun Tailgating Tips

Fall,Featured Article,Holidays,In Season,Tailgating
September 1, 2006

Move beyond paper plates and plastic utensils and dress up your tailgating table with these fun tips.

Mark Boughton

Tailgating has come a long way. While you can still find plenty of beer and brats, many tailgaters put together elaborate feasts—complete with candelabras and china. Here are some ways to gussy up your next tailgating affair:

  • Drape your tailgate with an old quilt or colorful blanket
  • Break out the picnic basket
  • Bring real utensils; they make any event a more civilized affair
  • Place bottles of pop, beer and wine in an ice bucket or any large container of ice * Opt for sturdy plastic plates and cloth napkins, instead of paper
  • Think beyond brats and cole slaw
  • Make your food easy to handle—serve pint-size burgers and preshelled shrimp arranged on pretty platters.



Chorizo Pasta Salad

Fresh Mexican chorizo sausage jump-starts the taste of this tailgate party-perfect pasta and bean salad.

Beer-Boiled Shrimp Cocktail

Beer-Boiled Shrimp Cocktail

Beer for the shrimp and chili-flavored cocktail sauce amp up this version of the classic appetizer.

Buffalo Burger Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Buffalo Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese

A spicy cross between a Buffalo wing and a burger.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 278 other followers