For many students, back-to-school means one thing and one thing only: college football season! And what’s the best thing about college football season? Tailgating, of course! Whether you’re sweating it out in Alabama’s lingering summer weather or bundling up in Michigan’s early fall, tailgating is a great way to connect with old and new friends while showing off your school spirit. But no game would be complete without some killer accessories, so gather around the gridiron in style with this must-have tailgating gear.
A ridiculous hat
Nothing says “school spirit” better than an obnoxiously over-the-top hat.
Deliciously tacky jewelry
Face and body paint
Take your team spirit to the next level with face and body paint. Not ready to help your friends spell out “GATORS” on your chest? Keep it simple with a fun but tasteful temporary tattoo.
Show your rivals who’s number one!
Keep your drinks (non-alcoholic if you’re under 21!) cold while supporting your team with a clever koozie.
A cozy blankey
If you’re tailgating in a colder part of the country, don’t let the weather keep you from having fun. Find a comfy blanket with your school colors and bundle up while you cheer on your team.
Why let the football players have all the fun? Bring a game like bocce, horseshoes, or cornhole to keep you busy while you wait for the game to start.
Fall weather can be unpredictable, regardless of where you’re tailgating. Guard yourself against the elements with college-themed tents, umbrellas, and ponchos.
Few things in your college experience can make you feel as warm and fuzzy as looking out into a sea of fans all decked out in your school’s colors. Join the herd with a team-themed T-shirt, tank, or sweatshirt.
Give your legs a break with a compact, light-weight folding chair.
Happy college football season from CollegeXpress!