Indoor Tailgating Tips

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Tailgate Checklist

Tailgating REcipes


Tailgate Checklist


 Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make sure this weekend’s tailgate is a smashing success.


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  • Team-centric gear show your support (and keep you warm)

  • Sunglasses to make sure your eyes are ready for overtime

  • Plastic poncho, because football doesn’t stop when the rain starts

  • Pocket-sized hand (or foot) warmers, because winter is coming



  • What’s the biggest cooler you can find? Bring that one.

  • Stock your cooler with 75% your favorite beverages, 15% water (you’ll need it, trust us) and 10% a beverage no one really likes. (This is great for people who crash the party, but haven’t earned the good stuff.)

  • Don’t forget ice!

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3. Get Your game on!

  • Grab a backyard game that fits your space. Cornhole and hillbilly golf are staples, but track down a kubb set if you have a ton of room.
  • Even if your party won’t use them, plastic cups and ping-pong balls can make you a parking lot hero for that group of college kids three cars down.
  • If you’re worried about kids getting in the way of intense competition, bring a second set so they can play and you can focus on domination.
  • Want to go the extra mile? Pick up a small trophy at a party shop to present to the winner!

4. Dig in!

  • To make sure no one’s too stressed, divide up the food responsibility between your party.

  • Feel free to save money on condiments, but don’t skimp on the protein. When you’re cooking in a parking lot, quality burgers, hot dogs, and brats go a long way.

  • During our Tailgate Invasion stops, Aunt Millie’s saved countless parties where people had forgotten to bring buns. Don’t make this mistake, stock up early and bring extras!

  •  If you’re looking to Up Your Game even further, skip the basic buns and bring along a bag of Johnsonville Stadium Buns or Aunt Millie’s Deli Onion Buns!

How do you Up Your Game? Show us how you on social media using the hashtag #upgradeyourbuns and you’ll be entered to win a Kubb set from Aunt Millie’s.


If you’re looking to Up Your Game even further, skip the basic buns and bring along a bag of Johnsonville Grillers Burger Buns or Aunt Millie’s Onion Buns!