Tailgating Essentials for Football Season


Whether you go to a Division III school or the university projected number one team…

college football kicks off in just a few weeks. And for many college students and alumni nationwide, this means it’s time to start planning the perfect tailgate. The days of showing up to a parking lot with little more than a grill and a few beers is long gone. These days, tailgates are high-tech and high-end, and options to make your party the best in the lot abound. Below are some of the “must-have” items to ensure that your tailgate is the hit of the school. (And, best of all, you can find all of these items through BIGWORDS!)

Boelter Brands Portable Party Fridge


Sick of making sure that your cooler has fresh ice to keep your drinks cool? Then check out the Boelter Brands Portable Party Fridge. These fridges – which can be customized the feature the logo of your favorite school – plug into your car charger and can keep up to 24 beers cool. So, not only is it a stylish addition to your tailgate, it’s a practical one!

Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE

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This portable, easy-to-set-up grill makes cooking burgers and dogs and no muss, no fuss experience. The grill features a matchless lighting system and folds up small enough to fit in most car trunks. It’s the perfect apparatus for anyone who likes to take his or her tailgates – and grilling – on the go.

Mr. Heater HERO Portable Heater


Not everyone can be lucky enough to get through football season without enduring freezing temperature. Luckily for our friends in the northern regions, Mr. Heater’s HERO portable heater can keep you warm for up to eight hours at a time. On a 20-degree day, this item will no doubt make you the most popular tailgate on the row.

YETI Cooler


You might have your sweet Boelter party fridge to keep drinks cool, but you still need a place to store all of your meats and other goodies. The customizable YETI cooler has a college line that features logos from various schools. YETI has a reputation for being durable and reliable, so it’s the perfect addition to any tailgate.

Bose SoundDock


No party is complete without some great tunes – and when it comes to speakers, there’s no brand as trusted as Bose. The Bose SoundDock is portable and can, on average, run through your iPod or phone’s music library for eight hours.