First, a tailgating tent. A place to congregate and get out of the hot sun, cold breeze, or rain (depending on what type of crazy weather Kentucky throws at us). Found this one at Sears for cheap!
Second, we need seating. Fortunately I already have 3 of these babies and I think we'll be able to round up several more. If you're looking for some of these...I hate to say it but...Walmart.
Third, a cooler. For our
Next up...accessories. Well, kind of. We consider ourselves the experts of Sips N Dips so of course the food and drinks need to look good going down. Again I found these adorable little plates from Amazon. Perfect right?
Speaking of dips. You honestly haven't lived until you've tried Buffalo Chicken Dip. It is the most heavenly little dish ever to grace a tailgate. I plan on making a lot of this over the next few months! I imagine we'll also include mini pigs in a blanket (Julie's specialty), sausage/rotel dip and pasta salad (Samantha's specialties), fudge brownies (Grace's specialty), layered taco dip, eggbake breakfast casserole (for early games), and the list of finger food goes on and on. Maybe we can even convince the boys to bring a portable charcoal grill for a few games! Is it obvious that I'm excited for the food?
Now for the fashion. Obviously. I picked up this adorable striped dress from Gap in June. I can't wait to throw it on for a chilly noon game with brown boots. Comfortable and chic. Doesn't get much better.
I just found this bauble necklace today from a site called Sideline Sweetie for $30. It is exactly what I pictured for the upcoming season. I have a similar ivory version from Francescas that I also plan on wearing a lot!
Lastly, I had to include another dress that I fell in love with from Red Dress Boutique. Hel-lo. Get in my closet.
What else could I possibly need?
Just kidding. Obviously this is only the beginning of what will soon become quite the list. tables, cups, cornhole boards, music, blankets, clean up supplies, etc. etc. Event planning...even on the smallest end of the spectrum needs to be well thought out or it takes the fun out of it (if you ask me)!
Are there any tailgating items that you can't live without? What does your setup look like? I'd love to see what you do and hear your thoughts!