Tailgating is one of the best parts of football season, especially when you can include the whole family!! Follow these family-friendly tips to ensure the kiddos have as much fun as you do on game day.

Face Painting

Face painting can be such a fun addition to any tailgate! No professional make-up artists needed–just a Halloween makeup palette from your local big-box store. If you’re super doubtful of your face painting abilities, have no fear! Team logo temporary tattoos are a great, minimally messy alternative to traditional face paint.

Yummy apps that boast your team colors

Consider making your tailgating snacks even more fun by throwing some team colors into the mix!! The easiest way to do this is with a simple fruit salad. You can even use colored corn chips and salsa!


Help your kids feel grown by letting them sip on an alcohol-free mocktail, as the adults drink their grown-up beverages! There are plenty of mocktail recipes online, but one of the easiest to throw together is an “Apple Frazzle.” Simply mix together apple juice, sparkling water, and a splash of lemon juice for a refreshing kid-friendly drink!


What’s more fun in a kid’s eyes than coming away from a party with new treasures? If you’re a die-hard football fan, purchase a couple of foam fingers, pom-poms with your team’s colors, and noisemakers for a memorable get together!

Lawn Games

Did you know that giant lawn games are still out-of-this-world fun for the little ones among us? Games like giant Connect 4, Kerplunk, and Putterball are always popular among kids!! Book with us to make your perfect tailgate come to life!

What are your plans for your next family-friendly tailgate? Leave us a comment to let us know!