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09/20/2013 04:03 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

Game Day! Tailgate Essentials for a Sure Win

Be sure your game day has a crowd pleasing spread. From gear must have's, to cocktails and lawn games, this tailgate has spirit to spare! So, no matter what team you're rooting for, pack up a party that scores with everyone!

Home Field Advantage
Roll-out this clever throw to add a colorful backdrop to your party that is water resistant and warm! Add a team Monogram to boot. Found at Land's End.
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Required Seating
If you'll be standing for the game, it's totally on call to have chairs for your tailgate. I love these from Dick's, they come in a rainbow of colors to match your team, are comfortable and are reasonably priced.
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Tight Ends
Keep all your supplies "huddled up" in this handsome picnic basket from Williams-Sonoma. Comes complete with everything you'll need to serve your hungry team in style.
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Stacked Up
Good looking, melamine glassware is the definite way to go to serve up in winning style. Williams-Sonoma has a great collection of stemless wine and beer glasses to choose from.
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Roadie
Who says you can't bring it with you? Bring the party into the game with these stainless steel Stanley Thermoses and Flask from West Elm.
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Kick-Off
To get things started there must be Bloody's! For the most divine flavor, get some pre-made mix. Fat and Juicy mix uses only premium ingredients for a touchdown taste with every pour.
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Wine Time
After the bloody's at kick-off it's wine time at halftime! Simi's full bodied whites and smooth pinots are a perfect paring with fall's crisp afternoons.
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The Longest Yard
No tailgate is complete without a football and a spirited game of catch. Dick's has a good selection of footballs so you'll be ready for that perfect pass.
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Halftime Frolics
Get everyone in on the action with the hot new game Spike Ball. Easy to assemble, it will keep fans young and old, busy for hours.
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