With the beginning of September around the corner, that means the return of college football is among us. While this year’s season is still up in the air, many NCAA conferences still plan to play a modified schedule. Celebrate your alma mater this upcoming National Tailgating Day (Saturday, Sept. 5) and grab some of these products for the ultimate tailgate.
If you are throwing an at-home tailgate, these serving trays will give you that stadium feeling from the comfort of your home. // Amscan Tailgate Disposable Serving Tray (Set of 8), $17.99; Wayfair
If you plan to tailgate during the colder months, a fire pit is key. This collapsible fire pit is perfect for staying warm and will fit in the car on the way home. // 29” Folding Fire Pit – Fire Sense, $73.99; Target
Skip the cans and bottles and pour a nice refreshing drink in one of these football-themed glasses (and learn a few plays along the way). // Football Playbook Glasses – Set of 4, $42; Uncommon Goods
Make sure everyone at your tailgate knows who you are cheering for with this UVA serving tray. // Arthur Court Collegiate NCAA Serving Tray, $61.99; Wayfair
Trade in your cornhole boards and football and bring this trendy washer toss game to your next tailgate. // Country Living Autumn Star Washer Toss Game, $65; Slick Woody’s Cornhole
This apron will help you keep track of all of your belongings while you cook up some delicious dishes. // BBQ Apron, $59; Mark and Graham
You’ll be the life of the party wherever you go with this cooler/Bluetooth speaker mashup. // Sunnylife Beach Cooler Box Sounds, $140; Sunnylife
Make sure to grab a comfortable chair before leaving the house, so you don’t have to spend hours standing in the parking lot. // YETI Trailhead Camp Chair, $299.99; Dick’s Sporting Goods
Since messes are a given at any party, clean up any spill with an alma mater dish towel. // College Dish Towel, $21; Uncommon Goods
Make sure you are prepared for whatever food your guests bring with this tool set that will cover everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to kebabs. // Cuisinart Premium Wood-Handled Grill Tool Set; $99.95; Williams Sonoma
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