What's In My Tailgate Bin

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I woke up this morning feeling like a little girl on Christmas morning! It is so hard to believe that football season is already here as I have been looking forward to this upcoming weekend for a long time. 

As much as I love watching the football games, I would be lying if I didn't say I love throwing a good tailgate. I'm not gonna lie, we throw a pretty mean party. This is our 8th season being season ticket holders so we've got this thing down pat by now. 

Being that Clemson is my alma mater, Death Valley holds a very special place in my heart and I still get butterflies driving into the college town. 

These are just a few items that are essential and stay in our tailgate bin yearlong. Mind you, I have a separate bin that holds all of my decorations such as our burlap Go Tigers and our custom group sign with our groups names on it. You will see those details throughout the season but didn't make it in this post.

I love the small details. 

Every year right before opening day, we pull down our bin and go through it and trash the bad stuff and organize it as best as we can. Then, I love going out to Party City and Target every year to stock it with fresh napkins, plates or whatever we are missing. 

Essential Tailgate Bin Checklist:

Paper towels
Hand Sanitizer
Serving utensils
Trigger lighter for grill
Surge protector
Extension cords for generator
Clorox wipes
Ziplock bags
Aluminum foil
Plenty of koozies
Bottle opener
Wine opener

I know for sure there is more crap that I throw in my bin, but these are the items I constantly reach for.

We are so fortunate to be surrounded by our best friends and will definitely be missing a few this year. With sweet Lucie arriving right in the middle of football season, Reid and Caroline will be cheering on our Tigers from VA! Sadly, our group has gotten smaller over the years but that is expected. Everyone is growing up, moving away, having babies, etc. so we don't get to see as many of our friends as we'd like. 

Have a fabulous weekend cheering on your team! I'll be taking Labor Day off but will be back on Tuesday with a full tailgate recap!



  1. We are so gonna miss all of y'all this season but you better believe we'll be cheering hard for our Tigers from RVA!! Xoxo

  2. You are one prepared lady! I wish I was tailgating with you - even though we probably root for different teams on more than one occasion!!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. You go girl - you tailgate right!! Looks like a blast! Yay for Clemson football being back :)

  4. I love how into football you are! My husband is trying to get me into caring about his favourite college team (UNC) but it's still very new to me. We went to Notre Dame last year and I had a great time! This year we are going to see a Pitt game.


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