This easy to use and printable check list will help you make sure you don’t forget anything at home. Print off this check list the night before and you will surely have everything you will need packed and ready to go for an on-time departure and early arrival at the parking lot.
The first thing that should be on the top of everyone’s list are the game or concert tickets. If you leave those at home, you will be really bummed out. Of course you can still tailgate the event without tickets but once the game or the concert starts, you will be the only one left in the parking lot. If you don’t already have your tickets, RazorGator is one of the best places online to find great seats from season ticket holders who can not go to all of the games.
This list is broken down into three categories: Must Haves, Would Be Nice and Now You Are Just Showing Off.
(We also included a large list of tailgating games commonly played and some not so well known to give you ideas of stuff to do while your grill is getting hot.)
Grill (We recommend Custom Tailgating Grills built to your team’s color and logo)
Propane gas or charcoal
Lighter fluid or gas regulator
Matches or lighter
Grilling tools – tongs, spatula, etc.
Paper or plastic plates
Clean up supplies
Roll of paper towels
Napkins and wet naps
Ziploc plastic bags or Tupperware for leftovers
Bottle opener/can opener/wine opener
Would Be Nice
Instant Shade Canopy
Bungee cords/rope (to secure tent, rain tarp or flag)
RoboCup to hold your drinks and other accessories
Extra water (to drink or pour on hot coals before clean up)
First Aid Kit
Team flag, flag pole, flag pole holder
Self-Powered Crank Radio
Stealth Drinking devices like Lotion Flasks, Sunscreen Flask, Beer Can Covers, etc.
iPod or MP3 Player
Portable Speakers for MP3 Player
Football, Frisbee, playing cards, tailgating games
Tailgate Party Invitations
Now You Are Just Showing Off
Gas powered blender (We recommend the Tailgator Gas Powered Blender)
Motorized Cruzin’ Cooler
Tow Hitch Stripper Pole
LCD or Plasma TV
Tailgate TV Stand Flat Screen TV mount for your 2″ tow hitch
Portable satellite system
Tow Hitch Kegerator and sound system
GoBar Portable High Top Bar