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October 12, 2006

Best Way to Tailgate in your SUV or Truck

Tailgating1_1 Tailgating: In North America, a tailgate party is an often celebratory social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before, and occasionally after, sporting events. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating. Many people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. A tailgate party may include barbecuing and is usually related to sports fans preparing for games.

Tailgate parties conjure up images of football fans gathering near stadiums, camped out for the pre-game hours and into the game to celebrate their alma mater or favorite team in their SUV or truck. The tailgate party may be as American as apple pie, bringing college friends together for weekend reunions or regular reconnections. Clubs and teams may also gather to root for their team and toast the season.

Ribollita0We researched the best tips for tailgating here at Ask Patty. Click here for some ideas and suggestions from Cars.com to make your next tailgate party a success. Check out American Tailgator for all your supplies.
For more great tips you can lgo to Tailgating America.
Soup-A-Holic has a great tailgating recipie idea for
Ribollita.



Th210_tamale_pie Or check our the Yummy Food blog for this Tamale Pie Recipie.

Here is a great  tailgaters check list!

• Bungie cords/rope (to secure tent, rain tarp or flag)
• Tent/tarp/canopy
• Table cloth
• Chairs
• Grill/cooker
• Gas or charcoal & lighter fluid
• Matches or lighter
• Ice
• Coolers
• Cooking utensils (spatula to flip burgers, cooking fork to stab brats, cooking spoon to stir chili, a good kitchen knife, etc.)
• Utensils to serve food with, as well as those to eat with
• Cooking pans/pots
• Oven mitts, apron
• Water (to drink or douse flame right before kick off)
• Trash bags
• Paper towels/napkins/wet ones
• Bottle opener/can opener/wine opener
• Plates, cups
• Table(s)
• First aid kit
• Fire extinguisher
• Flag, flag pole, flag pole holder
• Radio/TV/boom box
• Plastic storage bags
• Football, frisbee, playing cards, games
• Blankets
• Serving tray(s)
• Binoculars
• Condiments: buns, cheese, onions, mushrooms, barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, hot stuff, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, cheese, pickles, onions, miscellaneous toppings, etc.
• Camera
• Rain gear/poncho
• Umbrella(s)
• Non-alcoholic beverages (iced tea, fruit juices, soda)
• Kerosene heater
• Sun block
• Antacid
• Game tickets
• Toothpicks
• Themed decorations

Lori Nebraska is a big football fan over at the Season to Taste blog and made some brownies for her recent tailgate party and forgot her sun-screen so be sure to slather up for your next tail gate party!

Dallaslucythumb_2 Last but not least, you can even find mascot outfits for your favorite pets at Glamour Dog.

Happy Tailgating season!

The AskPatty Staff

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