10 Necessities for a Terrific Tailgate

It’s officially football season! Here in New England, we are known for our love of football season, especially the New England Patriots. So it’s only appropriate to help you new-to-the-game tailgaters in getting a jump start on setting up a terrific tailgate, oh- and each item will run you under $100.

1. Grill


Can’t have a good old fashion BBQ without a grill. For $79.88 from Sam’s Club you can get this Stainless steel portable grill. It has 205 sq. in. cooking area, warming rack, and it’s complete with foldable stainless steel legs.



2. Pop Up Tenttent

Keep cool or keep dry with this 10X10 pop up canopy fromDick’s Sporting Goods! It’s water resistant, fire retardant, and is adjustable to two different heights for just $59.99 right now, I would call that an absolute steal.

3. Cooler



Keep the food cold and the beverages colder with this 120 Quart (or 190 can capacity) cooler from WalMart for only $55.48. It has dual snap latches to keep that lid on tightly.


4. Chairschair

Your fellow tailgaters will need somewhere to sit! These awesome folding arm chairs from
Target for just $14.99 are absolutely perfect. They fold up small to keep them out of the way and they have a cup holder.


5. Utensils




You’re going to need some utensils to go along with that fancy grill. Get the 8-Piece set for only $14.97 from the Home Depot. Bonus: they’re stainless steel, includes skewers, and matches perfectly!


6. Radio



Get your tailgate team up on their feet with pre-game commentary or some tunes with this waterproof bluetooth speaker from Best Buy for $88.99. You can even mount it to your vehicle.

7. Plates, Cups, Utensils

Paper goods are absolutely essential. At BJ’s Wholesale Club you can get 220 8.5” paper plates ($9.99), 240 18-oz plastic cups($9.99), 660 napkins($7.99), 140 piece mock silver plastic cutlery (10.99) and 108 20 oz bowls($5.99). Did you add that up? That’s $44.95 for all the eating utensils your heart desires.





8. Backyard Games & a footballgames

Entertain your guests with a friendly game of washers, bean bag toss, or ladder ball with this awesome 3-in-one game fromWalmart for only $19.86.


9. Drinks and Food

hamburgers-and-hotdogsThe best place to buy food and drinks for your awesome tailgate would be Bj’s, Costco, or Sam’s Club. Wholesale prices can’t be beat, especially with the quantity and comparable quality.



10. Patriots gear!patriots-clothes


Make sure your entire family is ready to go support the Patriots! Get blankets, jerseys, foam fingers, and more from the NFL store.








Nail down these items and you’re bound to kick your tailgate clear through the uprights! Happy football season, Go Pats!

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