11 DIYs for the Ultimate Tailgate
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11 DIYs for the Ultimate Tailgate

You have your cooler packed, the menu planned and your fan gear on. Now all that’s left to do is party! But for the ultimate tailgate, a cooler and bare folding table just aren’t enough. Any Brit + Co football fan knows that even partying in a parking lot before the big football game deserves a little DIY love. Cheer your team on with these fun DIYs every football fan can love.

1. Candy Pouches: This is one tailgate trick you’ll want to keep. Pour your favorite snacks into football-shaped pouches for party favors or a game-time sugar kick. (via Craftaholics Anonymous)

2. Team Cooler: Paint your go-to cooler in your team colors, and you’ll show your pride well beyond the Super Bowl. All you need to do is sand down your cooler’s lid, then use painter’s tape and spray paint to give it a team-centric face lift. (via All You)

3. Portable Ice Cream Sandwiches: Everything about this dessert screams tailgate. It’s easy to make, mess-free, portable and football inspired. Oh yeah, and it satisfies your sweet tooth! (via The Celebration Shoppe)

4. Penalty Napkins: No party fouls here! Clean up messes with penalty flag-inspired yellow napkins in an aptly labeled bucket. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

5. Football Snack Candy Cones ($20): Whether you’re serving up fries, popcorn or peanuts, they can all sit pretty in these football snack cones.

6. Game Day Mani: Your tablescape isn’t the only thing that deserves a pretty makeover. Your nails can get in on the fun with this field day mani. (via Polish and Pearls)

7. Football Referee Bottle Wraps ($4): Number one rule of making it from tailgate through the fourth quarter: hydrate. And who better to enforce the rule than some referees. Wrap up your water bottles in their stripes to remind you.

8. Popcorn Buckets: It’s not game day without some munchies. Keep popcorn on hand with printable buckets fit with pigskin and laces. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

9. Paper Football: Think you have the chomps to make it into a jersey? Prove your worth with a game of football… paper football, that is! (via Babble)

10. Game Face: Team color face paint is all well and good, but why not stand out in the crowd? Use your makeup palette to turn your eyes into gorgeous-looking footballs. Now that’s team spirit! (via Brit + Co)

11. Photo Booth Backdrop: If you’re partying at home, set up a photo booth with helmet props and pom-poms. Referee stripes serve as a fabulously graphic backdrop. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

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