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Veteran tailgaters know that beer is as at home at a tailgate as mosquito bites are at a summer camp. But for some tailgaters, beer just doesn’t cut it. And we’re not just talking a box of wine or doing something overly simple like mixing hard liquor and some soda. We’re talking actual cocktails that even James Bond or Dean Martin would be happy to enjoy if they were out tailgating.

Real cocktails take some effort and preparation to make them correctly. After all, you want to make your cocktails alluring enough to entice that entire sorority pledge class over to your tailgate. But making real cocktails requires some tools and those are in short supply while tailgating. That is until we discovered Quench Products Cocktail Masters.

If you skipped the video, Quench Products Cocktail Masters are a multi-tool specifically designed to make a certain type of cocktail. Let’s start with the Margarita Master.
Quench Products Margarita Master
By looking at it, the Margarita Master looks like a multi-use knife. (Actually all of the Cocktail Masters from Quench look like a multi-use knife.) In one compact package you have all the tools you need to make the perfect margarita. All you need to do is supply the ingredients and the glasses.

Quench Products Margarita Master Uses

Quench Products Margarita Master Uses

What if you want to be James Bond in the parking lot and make a Martini? If that is the case, the Martini Master has your back. Quench Products Martini Master

No matter if you like your Martinis shaken or stirred, you have a way to strain the ice and also make the perfect garnish.

Quench Products Martini Master Uses

Quench Products Martini Master Uses

Now that you have mastered the tequila and the gin standards, time for a rum drink. That’s where the Mojito Master comes in. As much as a margarita brings the ladies to the tailgate party, nothing gets the party mood going like some mojitos.

Quench Products Mojito Master

The best mojitos are made with fresh mint and the Mojito Master will ensure your mojitos are the freshest in the parking lot.

Quench Products Mojito Master Uses

Quench Products Mojito Master Uses

So now that you know you have multiple options to make different cocktails in the parking lot, you probably want to know how well these tools work while out tailgating. That’s what we are here for, correct?

We recently took the Quench Products tailgating to test to see if they could feel at home there as much as they would in your kitchen. Because they are already compact and lightweight, they fit right into our tailgating kit. They did not take up too much room at all making them a great fit for tailgating.

Even though they are lightweight and portable, they are also sturdy. Reaming a half of a lime was easy and the Margarita Master was the perfect tool for the job. The cutting wheel on the Mojito Master sliced and diced the mint perfectly and the muddler smashed them as if a professional bartender made these drinks.

After thoroughly testing the Quench Products Cocktail Masters line of products, we are going to give them the Tailgating Ideas “Tailgate Approved” stamp.

A main factor in these products getting our “Tailgate Approved” stamp was not only their functionality but affordability as well. Priced at under $15 per tool, you can get all three and still stay within budget. And these would make great stocking stuffer gift ideas for any tailgater or party enthusiast on your list. Keep an eye out for the complete line of Quench Products to be included in our Holiday Gift Guide coming next month.

For more information or to buy one of these multi-tools, please visit: quenchproducts.com

Ladies, urine luck! We’ve discovered The Pee Pocket

Posted by Dave On November - 1 - 2014
The Pee Pocket

The Pee Pocket

Let’s face it, having to go to the bathroom while out tailgating is something we try to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, if you are going to consume a few frosties in the parking lot, sooner or later your kidneys are going to remind you that they have been working this entire time.

Guy tailgaters tend to have it easier than girl tailgaters. Our discovery of The Whizdom last year made it easier for guys to answer nature’s call than the ladies. And even though they have not come up with a female Whizdom, The Pee Pocket may be the next best thing.

Most female tailgater complain they hate the port-a-potty situation in the parking lots. The portable toilets tend to get really dirty way to early and the thought of any body part touching any part of the inside of a portable toilet is enough to make you want to toss your hot dog you just ate. It appears that The Pee Pocket is the solution for the lady tailgaters in the group. Watch their video on what the Pee Pocket is and how it works.

As you can see in the video, The Pee Pocket is a disposable funnel that is contoured and shaped for a woman’s body to direct her urine stream while standing up. By using The Pee Pocket, ladies no longer have to look for toilet seat covers, lay down a barrier consisting of toilet tissue strips or do the classic “hover and go”.

If you didn’t watch the video all the way through, the instructions for using The Pee Pocket are simple:

1. Hold The Pee Pocket™ between your thumb and fingers and squeeze together to create funnel.
2. Lower pants or lift skirt.
3. Place the large opening so it completely covers the urine flow area and point the opposite tip down slightly.
4. Relax and go.
5. Clean with the hygienic tissue wipe.
6. Return The Pee Pocket™ and wipe to the disposable bag, then toss.

It may seem a bit unorthodox at first but when faced with a nasty, filthy port-a-potty, the ladies may ditch the old ways and going the unorthodox way may be the way to go.

The Pee Pocket 3-Pack is $2.99, the 48-Pack is $24.99 and the Pee Pockets sold individually are $0.99.

To learn more about The Pee Pocket or to order some for those female tailgaters in your group, visit: thepeepocket.com

Rappz Cooler Cover Graphics

Posted by Dave On October - 29 - 2014

Rappz Tailgating Ideas custom cooler cover
More than likely everyone has a Coleman Cooler somewhere in their garage. It very well may be your cooler of choice to take tailgating. And because Coleman Coolers are such a popular brand, there really is no way to help your cooler stand out from the crowd. Sure, you may be a Kentucky fan and have a blue cooler but how many other Wildcats fans have the same size and color of Coleman Cooler? We’re willing to guess, quite a few.

We recently discovered Rapps Cooler Cover Graphics from Victory Corps. What they have essentially done is take a neoprene wrap that is specifically made to slide over and around Coleman Coolers and have colored them with dye sublimated graphics to help make your cooler stand out at your next tailgate party. Instead of that boring red cooler sitting out, you can now order custom graphics to display your tailgating crew’s moto or even show your support for your team. You won’t be able to use officially licensed logos and emblems but there are no copyright laws on using red and black and and having your cooler wrap say, “Go Cards” if you are an Arizona Cardinals fan.

As you can see in the above photos, your Coleman Cooler complete with the Rappz Cooler Cover Graphic is at home at any tailgate party. We contacted Victory Corps and requested a custom Rappz displaying our Tailgating Ideas logo complete with the remainder of the Rappz in the same color scheme. In the above photos you can see it fits our Coleman Cooler like a glove and has holes on the sides to slip over the carrying handles. The Rappz goes over the cooler body and fits snugly and allows for easy access to the lid  without impeding your ability to go back for another cold one.

Keep in mind, even though the Rappz Cooler Cover Graphic is made out of neoprene, the same material used to make can and bottle koozies, it is not designed to insulate or increase the life of your ice. This is not a cooler koozie to keep ice longer. The Rappz is merely a way to quickly and easily decorate your cooler to show off your team spirit or to help promote your business.

Rappz comes in a multitude of sizes and options for all different Coleman Coolers including the 1/2 Gallon Jug, 5 Gallon Jug, 18 quart cooler, 48 quart cooler, 70 quart cooler, 100 quart cooler, 40 quart wheeled cooler and 50 quart wheeled cooler. You can order just the wrap to go over an existing cooler you currently have or you can order the wrap to come complete with a new cooler. Obviously the prices will vary based on the size wrap you choose.

After thoroughly testing the Rappz and taking it tailgating, we are going to declare Rapzz Cooler Cover Graphics “Tailgate Approved”.

To learn more about Rappz Cooler Cover Graphics or to order one of your own, click HERE.

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Slammo

Posted by Dave On October - 28 - 2014
Slammo played on a beach or at a tailgate party

Slammo can be played on a beach, backyard, park or at a tailgate party

It seems as though tailgating games have evolved to include combining two or more games and creating a new one. Add Slammo to the list of tailgating games that takes aspects of one game to make an entirely new game.

Slammo is a two-on-two volleyball style game. Teams have three hits (or less if they choose) to return the ball by bouncing it off a circular net that is ankle high on the ground. Unlike volleyball, instead of hitting the ball over a net, players hit the ball off a trampoline type net. The same player can not hit the ball twice in a row like in volleyball. If the ball hits the ground or one team fails to get the ball back to the net in three hits or less, the team that last hit the net gets a point. Teams can only score when they are the serving team and normally games will play to 21 points. For an abbreviated game, play to 11 points.

In Slammo, there are no out of bounds like in volleyball. This is a complete 360 degree game in that teams do not have to hit the ball off the net in a certain direction. Hit the ball as hard as you like to make it travel further away from the opponent to increase your chances of scoring points. You can use all parts of your body in Slammo to get the ball to your teammate or onto the net as long as the player does not hit the ball twice in a row.

Slammo is similar to the game Spikeball*. One of the main advantages of Slammo is the superior construction materials used for the game. The PVC pipe used for the net frame is stronger and this is better to avoid any gaps or pockets in between the net and the frame. Strong PVC keeps a perfect circle under net tension. Even though the quality of construction materials are a higher quality than the competitors, the price is still lower than the competition.

Slammo vs Competitor

Slammo Carrying Bag Girl

Slammo Carry Case

Slammo includes:

  • 1 – Slammo Target
  • 2 – 9cm Completion Balls
  • 1 – 12cm Training Ball
  • Carrying Case
  • Rules

Because Slammo is a 360 degree game, we suggest if you take it tailgating, to ensure your tailgating space has ample room to move around. If taking this game tailgating, we would also suggest using it on grass because, by the nature of play, some shots encourage people to dive for balls. Not a good idea if your are tailgating on asphalt. If purchasing Slammo for home use, taking it to the park, the beach or even in the backyard would be a perfect location to play Slammo.

Also, keep in mind that this is a more physically demanding game than other traditional tailgating games like cornhole or washers. You may work up a sweat depending on how competitive the game is and how vigorous of competition you participate in. Keep that in mind that if you don’t mind a little work out or working up a little sweat while tailgating, Slammo is an excellent choice.

Based on those warnings, the affordability, the portability and the opportunity to bring a new game to the parking lot, we are going to label Slammo “Tailgate Approved”.

The Slammo game set complete with carrying bag (pictured above) costs $49.99 plus $12 flat rate shipping and handling. You can purchase Slammo HERE.

*Spikeball is a registered trademark of Kankakee Spikeball Inc.

Feed the Party

Posted by Dave On October - 14 - 2014

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You know you want to have some good eats while out tailgating but the hassle of making up the menu can be too much sometimes. Sometimes you would rather have someone else come up with the tailgate party menu and have all the grub delivered right to your door.

We recently discovered a new website out there called feedtheparty.com that will not only make up your tailgate party menu for you but will deliver it right to your door. In addition to that convenience, Feed the Party takes a portion of their proceeds and donates it to a local food bank. Take a look at this video where Feed the Party was showcased on ABC’s World News Now.


Jump to the 3:15 mark to see the section about Feed the Party

You get the gist from the video this is a service that will deliver the choicest meats, rubs, spices and buns directly to you. The best is that you don’t need to be hosting a large tailgate to use Feed the Party. They have packages to accommodate even an intimate tailgate for two. Check out some of their packages ranging from small to large.

Feed the Party Package
Feed the Party Package
Feed the Party Package
Feed the Party Package
Feed the Party Package

Upon learning about Feed the Party we requested a sample to see for ourselves if the quality of the food sent is really top notch and worthy of appearing at our tailgate. We were sent the “Party Starter” package which included steaks, burgers, pork chops, gourmet buns and spices.

Breakfast of Champions - Steak and Eggs

Breakfast of Champions – Steak and Eggs

(Disclaimer: We did receive a sample package from Feed the Party for free. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)

We brought the Feed the Party “Party Starter” to the San Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game a couple of weeks ago and we can honestly say the food and the quality did not disappoint. We did the NY Strips in the morning for a little steak and eggs to start the day off right. (We also added some bacon but then again, who is really going to argue about adding some bacon?) The steaks were tender and perfectly cut. Steak and eggs in the morning never tasted so good unless you have had them on the blacktop outside of a football stadium. We also added some grilled onions and mini peppers to round out the most important meal of the day. Although breakfast was an awesome meal, we didn’t stop there and grilled up some more Feed the Party grub before heading inside.

Gourmet burgers from Feed the Party

Gourmet burgers from Feed the Party

For lunch we hit the burgers from Feed the Party. We grilled up only four of the eight burgers that came in our Party Starter kit because they were rather big and we were still a little full from breakfast. Thankfully we had some guests join our party late and were able to share these burgers with them.

The burgers were great and full of flavor. I chose to wrap mine in lettuce leaves choosing the low carb route while our late arriving guests were not watching their carbs and went with the buns that came in the Feed the Party package. They commented how they loved the burgers and the buns really made the burgers complete.

(Those of you that follow Tailgating Ideas on Twitter and Instagram might recognize those photos. We shared them in real time on the day of the tailgate via those social media channels.)

Overall, the food from Feed the Party was outstanding. The speed and convenience of having your tailgate party food delivered directly to your door was exceptional and honestly, the price was excellent. The food included in the Party Starter package is priced at about $60 and when you factor in free shipping and not having to burn your own gas going to the store or the butcher shop, it is well worth the price.

If that wasn’t enough convincing, we mentioned earlier that a portion of each sale of a Feed the Party food pack goes to charity. Feed the Party is based out of Kentucky and their charity of choice is the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville, Kentucky. So if you not only want some quality tailgating grub and want to give back to the community at large, Feed the Party would be a great way to go about it.

With all things considered, the quality of food, the fast and free delivery and the price, we are going to definitely label Feed the Party “Tailgate Approved”. Of course we focus primarily on tailgating here but in addition to tailgating, any of the Feed The Party packages would be great for “Homegating”, when you want to have friends over to watch the game on TV when your team is on the road.

To learn more about Feed the Party or to pick up a package for your next tailgate party, visit: feedtheparty.com

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