Fall is here... A new season begins!!  The tailgate party has become synonymous with fall sports, and is popular throughout the United States as a "must do" event before "the game".  Originally, what started as simple fare from the tailgate of a car, has grown into a competitive sport of it's own!  So fire up your engines and invite your 'ballgame-going' friends to a 'Tailgate Challenge'!!

The Invite:

Check out these FREE printable invites...cool!  Be sure to Include the rules of the day; for a competition cook off, best decked-out vehicle, etc.  All will know they are in for a great time on game day!


The Scene: (Decorate around the sporting event...Ours is football)

The Activities:

  • The 'ultimate grillin' cookoff-  Have your guests pick an entree; maybe chili, burgers, dogs...Ask them to bring their prized recipe to the grill.  Vote on the TASTIEST!
  • Who showed up in the best dressed vehicle?  Vote on the guest that out-did them all!
  • How about a little wager on the game??  Check out our Football Squares Game
  • Challenge the attending couples/guests to bring a custom cheer to the party.  Have a "cheer off" and ask surrounding tailgaters to vote!

The Prizes:



The Favor:




The Menu: (prepare to win the cook off!!)

The Beverages:

  • Beer & Wine
  • Pop & Water
  • Lots of Ice...To keep it COOL

The Music: