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Tailgaters Game Day Checklist

Planning your tailgate party can be an overwhelming challenge as you make sure that you have the necessities to ensure a successful tailgating party.You’re going to want to make sure you have enough food to feed you and your tailgate neighbors that decide to drop by when they find out you’re headed to the stadium on Game Day. Planning ahead for extra people can indeed be a challenge make sure you have plenty of liquid refreshments on hand to host a few of your fellow tailgaters.

Use the list below as a guideline to assist you in your tailgating preparations.  I’ve tried to divide everything in categories, providing most tailgaters with a basic checklist to follow, of course you’re going to adjust the list to your own personal tailgating needs.

Must Haves

  • Game Tickets
  • Grill
  • Grill Scraper
  • Grill Spray or Oil
  • Burners
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Propane
  • Charcoal
  • Starter Fluid
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Extension Cords
  • Flags-Flag Poles
  • Tarps-Tents-Canopies
  • Bungee Cords-Tie Downs
  • Coolers
  • Ice
  • Pots-Pans
  • Basting Brush and Pan
  • Carving Knives
  • Spatulas
  • Tongs
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Lg Spoons for Cooking (Slotted and/or Solid)
  • Cutting Board
  • Bleach to Sanitize
  • Oven Mitts-Apron
  • Plastic Wrap-Foil
  • Trash Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Eating Utensils
  • Plates- paper or Plastic
  • Disposable Cups or Other
  • Table Cloth
  • Chairs
  • Folding Table
  • Cooking Water
  • Can Opener-Bottle Opener-Corkscrew (Wine)
  • Zip Loc Bags
  • Disposable Aluminum Pans
  • First aid Kit

Food

  • Steaks
  • Chicken
  • Roast Beef
  • Turkey Breast
  • Hamburger
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sausages (Pork, Bratwurst, Italian)
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Deli Meat
  • Eggs
  • Vegies

Condiments

  • Hot dog-Hamburger rolls
  • Bread-Sandwich Rolls
  • Ketchup-Barbecue Sauce-Mayonnaise-Mustard-Relish-Horseradish-Hot Sauce
  • Chili for Chili Dogs and burgers
  • Baked Beans
  • Lettuce-Cheese-Tomatoes-Onions-Pickles
  • Sweet Peppers-Hot Peppers
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

Beverages

  • Bottled Water
  • Adult Beverages of Choice (This Means Alcohol)
  • Margarita Mix
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • Coffee-Creamers-Sugar
  • Iced Tea
  • Juice
  • Sodas

Salads

  • Potato
  • Coleslaw
  • Macaroni
  • Green and Dressing

Extras

  • Potato Chips and Dips
  • Tortilla Chips and Salsa-Nacho Cheese
  • Pretzels
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Beef Jerky
  • Cookies and Crackers
  • Serving Trays
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Skewers

Recreation/Comfort/Amenities

  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Block
  • Blankets
  • Cell Phone
  • Camera
  • Camcorder
  • Binoculars
  • Generator
  • Radio-TV
  • Rain Gear
  • Hat-Beanie
  • Sweatshirts-Coats
  • Gloves-Mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Heater
  • Football-Poker Cards-Frisbee
  • Antacid
  • Aspirin
  • Visine
  • Tissue
  • Toothpicks
  • Newspapers-Books-Magazines

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