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Football season is back!
Here in New England, the season goes hand-in-hand with my favorite football activity – tailgating!
Today, with the help of Scotties Facial Tissues, I’m breaking down what to pack for tailgating here in New England.
For me, it doesn’t quite feel like fall until opening day at Gillette Stadium – a game I attended this year. One of the best parts about heading up to Foxborough, MA for the big game is getting to meet up with friends and blog readers at our tailgate.
what to pack for tailgating IN NEW ENGLAND
For me, the necessities start with packing Scotties Facial Tissues. You may be thinking – why tissues? But, let me remind you football in New England means dealing with unpredictable weather in an outdoor stadium. I love attending Patriots games – but often I end up bundling up like the child from A Christmas Story – and end up with a runny nose. I use to keep loose tissues in my pockets but, let’s face it no one wants to take tissues from anyone’s pocket. So, I decided to start adding a box of Scotties Facial Tissues Patriots Tissue to my tailgating table spread! These boxes are a must-have for fans of New England.
As for other essentials, it’s important to always pack a game day survival kit. I usually stash a bag with bandaids, a stain removal pen, phone chargers, hand sanitizer, feminine products, hand warmers, and aspirin. I always find myself pulling open my makeshift first aid kit once or twice throughout the night.
Before I go any further into what you need to pack for your tailgate, I first want to share how I became a fan of football. I have both Matt and Dallas, Texas to thank for this one!
I first fell in love with football and tailgating when I moved to Dallas in 2016. If you’re not familiar with Texas, football is a major part of the state’s culture – which means almost every weekend during the season is spent tailgating for one team or another. Like most things – tailgating is bigger and better in Texas!
From my time in the south, I learned a thing or two about throwing a tailgate – like decorations are an important game day aspect. Presently, I have a whole bin of football decor from Amazon that I’ll pull out for when we head up to Gillette Stadium to tailgate. A few of my favorite budget-friendly pieces I purchased this season are Scotties Facial Patriots Tissue Box, football party snack boxes, a game-time banner, and a used Hitchcock Nightstand for the display.
If you want to pull off the perfect tailgate – make sure you have entertainment!
For some pregame music try portable speakers or for yard games, there’s Patriot’s cornhole, yard bowling, or a classic tumble tower. I’ve even seen fellow tailgaters with televisions set up to watch live football games!
Last but not least – let’s talk about food!
Honestly, I’m not much of a cook. So, when I’m hosting a tailgate, I stick to snacks. I pack bags of popped popcorn. every chip you can find, and order takeout nachos and wings from the restaurant we pay to park at. It’s the perfect mix of hot and cold food without having to think about a grill.
I hope this post prepared you for this week’s upcoming games and the exciting football season ahead of us!
Leave a comment down below if you there’s a must-have tailgate item you pack that I need to add to my list. I love hearing from you all. GO PATS!