When football is back, it signifies so many things for me. I am seriously getting all the feels just thinking about cooler weather, changing leaves, hot drinks (and also, the fact that the little mister will be here in October). My love for the returning football season has nothing to do with the actual game of football! Cameron would definitely disagree as he has already begun digging out his Houston Texans t-shirts from the bottom of the drawer. Despite my lack of true-blue interest in the sport of it all, I do like a good tailgate party. Strangers become family around a tailgate. There’s just something about that charcoal grill smell, and uniting to cheer on your team that just brings everyone together. I got a jump on adding a few items to my tailgate this year by utilizing Walmart.com 2-day shipping and ordering some things I have had my eye on from Coleman. These items and more are included in my Ultimate Tailgating checklist!
I’ve been in need of a more compact cooler that can hold a lot of beverages, but is easy to wheel around. Not just for tailgating season, but also for family road trips. This soft cooler from Coleman not only holds up to 42 cans, but also has compartments for other essentials like umbrellas, hats, sunscreen, and bug spray!
A good chair is a must when tailgating. I have gone through my share of flimsy folding chairs and finally decided I need one that’s going to last me this season and many more tailgating seasons to come. I purchased this Coleman steel deck chair in red (to rep the Texans of course) and found it to be super sturdy and great for all weather conditions.
A cooler and chair may seem like a no-brainer even to not-so-seasoned tailgaters! Check out this list of tailgating essentials so that you are sure not to forget even the littlest things when getting ready for the big game!
Ultimate Tailgating Checklist
- Portable Grill
- Grilling Utensils
- Sun Screen & Bug Spray
- Music Player (iPod, radio, etc.) & Speakers
- Foldable Chairs & Table
- Trash Bags
- Disposable Tableware
- Rain Coat & Umbrellas
- Bottle Openers
- Paper Towels
- Cleaning Wipes/Hand Sanitizer
- Food, Drinks, Condiments
- Towels & Blankets