Touchdown Worthy Tailgate Tips

Posted on Sep 27 2016 - 12:43pm by Kelley
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TOUCHDOWN! A few weeks ago, we threw a football tailgate party for our friends. Anyone who knows our family, knows football season is taken quite seriously around here, so I took this task seriously. Having three kids though, makes my party planning technique a little more difficult these days, so I turned to my friends at BJ’s Wholesale Club for the best options.


BJ’s recently completed a survey to find out favorite tailgating snacks in the NC region. I took these stats and created my spread based on what I knew our guests would love. I found some of these facts surprising! What about you??



In our house.. wings and football go hand in hand, so that was a no brainer! We added in some BJ’s sandwich rings I ordered from the deli, burgers (because, it was a favorite among NC tailgaters,) a nacho bar, wings, & more! There was something for everyone and the kids didn’t complain for lack of options either.


A few of my favorite finds to add to our spread :

  • Mini guacamole containers. These were PERFECT for people to grab and go at the nacho bar! One of thee things I can’t stand the most about guac is how it turns brown right away after making. These mini containers took care of that problem and it’s also less wasteful if it all doesn’t get
  • Football disposable plates. These were durable plates – perfect for filling up with their favorite snacks. This made set up and clean up way easier on this mom.. leaving more time for corn hole and football!


  • Wing platter. This wing platter was a hit! I loved the variety. There was a little bit of sweet and a little bit of spicy leaving a flavor for everyone.


All in all, shopping at BJ’s for a party is key, because not only do you get a great value, but almost all of their packages come with a variety.. giving you more options to cater to all of your guests. My best advice overall? Go simple and have fun! There’s nothing better than having a laid back hostess who is enjoying time with their guests!



3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cosmetics Aficionado October 6, 2016 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    These look so good for even birthday parties or potlucks. 🙂

  2. Phyrra October 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    This looks perfect for a party!

  3. Andrea Bai October 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I want to come to your tailgate!

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