Big thank you to Hickory Farms for sponsoring this post.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – football is my life. It comes with the territory of being a football coach’s wife, and it is so much fun! Every single week consists of tailgating either at the stadium or at a home for away games. I’m an intense snacker during game time. I have a habit of huddling over the tailgating spread and munching my stress away. It’s one thing when you’re rooting on your favorite team. It’s a completely other realm of stress when your livelihood depends on who wins.
The food is king. Hickory Farms is always a crowd pleaser. When we get together we want to enjoy each other’s company. The last tailgate was at a fellow wife’s house. I brought the Hickory Farms All Day Celebration Gift Box. We spend several hours together so we need treats that last all day. This box was perfect for it! It contains everything we need for a supreme tailgating spread – sausage, cheese, crackers, nuts, sweets, and yummy mustard.
Stock up on drinks. It’s so easy to get caught up on the food that we forget what to drink. Bring your favorites to share!
Variety is extremely important when it comes to a proper tailgating spread. With a large group of people comes a wide range of interests. The Honey and Pineapple Mustard was my favorite with the Beef Summer Sausage. One of the other wives totally dug the Sweet Hot Mustard.
Add a mix of sweet and savory. Nut and pretzel mixes are always a go-to when we’re in the red zone. We can grab a handful, pace around the room, and munch away while wishing we had magical mind powers to get that ball safely in the end zone.
Don’t forget dessert. After all of the savory, starchy, and spicy foods that tailgating brings, it’s nice to end on a sweeter note. Have you tried the Peppermint Snow Melts? I’m telling you they are insanely good. The peanut brittle was a nice ending as well. Like I said earlier, this box is a crowd pleaser.
Add little football touches. Use cute football dishes, add a banner along the countertop, or display your favorite football memorabilia. Every little bit creates the perfect atmosphere.
What are your tailgate must haves?