Football season is highly anticipated in the South, and we take tailgating pretty seriously. From cheering on your favorite team to grilling with friends and family, we’re here to help you prep your fall party playbook with some of the best local FINDS.
TO KEEP YOUR DRINK COLD
There’s no escaping this smothering summer heat, but a cooler can help keep your drinks cool and refreshing. Available in different sizes and colors, a Yeti cooler is convenient and practical. Find them in various sizes for $249 to $349 at Buster’s Liquors and Wines.
Cheers! No need to worry about those glass-free zones with Brumate. Whether you want a wine cup, a tall cup or a coffee-sized cup, you have plenty of options. Find these ranging from $23 to $35 at Dazzle.
Smathers & Branson koozie
Who says your koozie has to be flimsy and boring? Dress your drink in style with these Smathers & Branson 100% hand-stitched koozies. Find them for $29.50 at Menage Fine Stationery & Gifts.
To have and to hold, and to keep your drink cold. That’s how it goes, right? No matter if you’re sippin’ on a soda or a mixed drink, you won’t have to worry about it getting warm. Find these Corksicle tumblers ranging from $28 t0 $34 at Falling Into Place.
Whether you’re cheering “Wooo Pig Sooie,” “Hotty Toddy” or “Good Ol’ Rocky Top” from the stands, there is no denying that these little cocktail napkins will steal the show on that table full of festive treats. Find these napkins for $8 per pack at Pickering Boxwood.
Decorate your outdoor patio table, your tailgating tent or even your kitchen table at home with these striped team table runners. Embroidered on each is a cheer for your favorite Southern team. Find them for $25 each at The Pink Nest.
If you’re less into cheering on a certain team, but you love Tennessee, then this platter is just for you. Serve your favorite side, chips or use it as a decorative piece. Find it for $40.50 at Truffle Pig.
No matter your team, you can add that special floral touch to any fall festivities. All that’s left is adding your team’s helmets. This arrangement starts at $100 at Millstone Market & Nursery.
Combination of accessories
From city skyline pillows to school-inspired napkins to high-quality drink accessories, Social is your one-stop-shop for all-things city spirit. Peruse this selection, which start at $8.50, or any of the other fine FINDs at Social.
CHEER IN STYLE
School spirit fashion FINDS
Ladies, we know you like to be styling and profiling, but we can’t forget about your man! Not a Tennessee fan? No worries! Dixie Pickers has apparel repping Memphis, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and more. Find these accessories starting at $12.
For those hot summer days at the beginning of football season, you’ll want to dress to impress while staying cool. Grab a pair of these cute and comfy shorts, pair them with a basic team tee and be on your way. Find them ranging from $32 to $46 at Mozelle Boutique.
Let’s be clear … you can still have a statement outfit even with a see-through bag. With styles like a fanny pack, a crossbody and even a backpack, you’re sure to find the perfect option for you. Find these bags starting at $45 at Sachi.
Perfect for those afternoon games, shield your eyes while being fashionable and on-trend! Not only are these sunglasses stylish, but they’re also foldable, so you can throw them in your purse or pockets after the game. Find these Burberry sunglasses for $160 at Sugar Plum Consignments.
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GRILLIN’ & FOOD ASSORTMENTS
Sometimes you don’t think about all the accessories that can elevate your grilling sessions. This Gourmet Grillware has everything from platters to cooking trays and round pans — your grill game will never look better! Find these starting at $15 at Babcock Gifts.
Premium ground beef
The number one thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “tailgating”? Burgers! Choose local when it comes to grilling out this football season — find a pound of ground beef for $6 at Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe. Your burgers will garner a fast fanbase!
Primo Oval XL Grill
To cook a perfectly juicy burger, you have to have a top-notch grill. The perfect size for tailgating and for your own porch, this Primo Grill is worth the splurge and will ensure your tailgate is the tastiest one in the whole lot. Find this grill for $1,338 at Bishop Hearth and Home.
Make tailgating sweet! Don’t have time to make a dessert? You can get these tasty French macarons customized with your team logo. Trays start at $24 at Prima’s Bakery and Boutique.
FROM THE SB SHOP
Enjoying the game from the comfort of home? Put out this Cookies & Cream Kettle Brothers popcorn and satisfy all your tailgating pals’ sweet and salty cravings. Find a 2-pack for $10.95 at SB Shop.
Cheers to football season, and may the odds be in your team’s favor!
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