The leaves are changing, pumpkin spiced lattes have arrived and football season is in full swing. We know tailgating events are gearing up and we want you to know that we have your back. From prep and packing, to party games and knowing your neighbors, here are some helpful tips on how to become the ultimate tailgate hero!
1. PLAN YOUR BEER RUN
You know that guy, the one who shows up unprepared and bumming beers off friends all day. Don’t be that guy. Use our handy dandy Beer Finder to stock up on plenty of pre-game beer.
2. STAY COOL
Coolers are large and bulky, especially when you have to pack efficiently and fit enough food, chairs and games for the four friends squeezed into the back seat. Solution? Line your favorite case of Traveler with a trash bag and add ice for the perfect toss-away drink cooler. Boom!
3. MAKE FRIENDS
You’ll literally be surrounded by a lot of new friend potential. Make the first move. With a Variety of Travelers Variety Pack in tow, go out and have a beer with people. Chances are you’ll be the most popular person in your section of the lot.
4. DON’T GET HANGRY
Make life easy by prepping meals the night before. Check out recipes for Traveler Grapefruit Grilled Chicken Skewers with Citrus Salsa and Jack-O Beef Stew with Apples and Cardamom. Serve it in a bread bowl to help save on dishes.
5. STAY ORGANIZED
Turn your favorite Traveler 6-pack into a case for holding condiments and sauces. It’s literally as easy as it sounds.
6. TAP A PUMPKIN KEG
What better way to immerse yourself in Decorative Gourd Season than with a pumpkin keg filled with pumpkin Shandy!
7. KEEP THE BUGS AWAY
Keep your bevvies safe with an anti-insect cover. All you need is a cupcake liner and a rubber band. Put the liner over the top of your cup, then secure with a rubber band. Poke a straw through the top and voila! Bug-free is the way to be.
Looking for a cocktail recipe to get you in the fall spirit? Check out one of these Jack-O cocktail recipes!
10. GROW A BEARD
Feeling a bit chilly pre-game? Just grow a beard! Or, if you’re follically inept, just rock one of our Jolly Traveler beard hats.
Time to go take care of #1. Go team!