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Tailgating Tips HGTV

It’s officially Fall, which means football is in full swing! We recently styled this tailgating feature for HGTV filled with tons of fabulous ideas! From recipes to DIY attire, to fun games and tailgating decor ideas, we have it all!

DIY Tailgating Attire

Let’s start with some DIY ideas for What to Wear to the game!

DIY Felt Letter Number Hats

DIY Felt Hats: Support your favorite team or player with these darling DIY hats! They are so easy to make using a few basic supplies and our printable letter and number templates. Get the full instructions and templates here

Find cute, plain hats here.

DIY Felt Letter Number Hats

DIY Tailgating Tees
DIY Custom Jersey Number Tee: Support your favorite player and make this custom jersey number tee in your team colors! Using our printable number templates and a few basic supplies, you can make this tee and wear it all season.  Click here for the full instructions and template

Or, simply add an iron-on embroidered letter or number to the pocket of a plain tee! 

DIY Touchdown Tee

DIY Touchdown Tee for Kids: Don’t forget to make tees for the kids too! This easy DIY iron-on touchdown tee can be made in minutes! Get the instructions here

DIY Tailgating Decor

DIY Go Fight Win Letter Board:  This super easy to make framed board is so fun and you can spell out any saying you would like! The embroidered varsity letters give it a festive sporty feel!  Learn how to make it here

DIY Felt Pennant Banner
DIY Felt Pennant Banner: Show your team spirit with this easy to make felt pennant banner! The best part?  You can reuse it all season long…GO TEAM!  Click here for complete instructions on how to make it

DIY Jersey Number Pillow

DIY Number and Letter Felt Pillows: Make your own custom number or letter pillow in a few easy steps! These will look equally great at the game or back at home! Customize with your favorite player’s number or team monogram!  Get the template and full instructions here

DIY Felt Letter Pillow

Tailgating Cocktails

Beer Margaritas: The best of both worlds! Prepare a large batch and divide into mason jars with lids for easy storage in the cooler. Bring limes and straws to add once the drinks are served.  Get the recipe here

Tailgating Recipes

Asian Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe: There are many pasta salad recipes out there but this one is so delicious! For easy serving, serve in individual disposable containers. Learn how to make it here

Buffalo Chicken Wraps Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Wraps: Here’s a super easy idea for game day using only and handful of ingredients. These buffalo chicken wraps are so delicious with a hint of buffalo spice, cooled off by the ranch and fresh vegetables. You can make these ahead of time so they are ready to go for your hungry guests!  Get Buffalo Chicken Wrap recipe here

Black and White Cookies

Don’t forget dessert! Bake or pick up your favorite cookies for a sweet and super easy treat!

DIY Tailgating Games

Mini Football Toss Game: This super fun game will keep fans entertained before the game starts! Everyone will love this football tossing game that challenges players to throw mini foam footballs through the holes in the game board to earn points!  Get the DIY Football Toss instructions here

DIY Tailgating Games

DIY Tailgating Games

Tic Tac Toe Table:  This super-fun and easy to create Tic Tac Toe table will keep everyone (especially the kids) busy until the game begins! Only few basic supplies are needed to make this crafty version of the classic game!  Get the Tic Tac Toe Table instructions here

Tailgating Party

Are you ready for tailgating season? Let the games begin! 


Creative Director  |  Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Assistant Stylist  |  Madie Richardson, The TomKat Studio
Photography  |  Rennai Hoefer





October 9, 2017

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  1. Mary says:

    What great ideas! Tailgating staples include good food, great friends, refreshing drinks, and maybe a bit of music. Football season coincides so nicely with the holiday season, so any party tips and tricks are much appreciated and can be well-adapted for just about any holiday party. Thanks for sharing!

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