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17 Of The Best Tailgating Food Tips On Pinterest

Go team go! And pass me another burger and beer!

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2. Serve boozy lemonade in plastic bags with straws to make it easy to distribute drinks evenly.

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Plus, you can freeze them overnight and stick 'em in your cooler the morning. That way, they can help keep everything else cold. Here's the tutorial.

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8. Make hot dogs or beer brats for a crowd in a slow cooker.

11. Serve your Jell-O shots in oranges instead of in normal Jell-O shot containers so you can easily dispose of the peels.

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Cuter and more eco-friendly than dozens of small plastic cups. You can just make your basic jello shot recipe, or use this fancy one. Find other ideas for a football feast here.

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12. Place a decorative cupcake wrapper in a mason jar lid to keep the flies out.

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It can also help minimize spills with the kiddos, although it won't fit as tightly as a real lid would. Learn more here.

13. Pack salads or fruit in plastic drink cups, and stick a fork in the hole for the straw.

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When you pull the fork out, you'll have to clean off the handle, but that's a small price to pay for convenience. Get the recipe and instructions here.

14. Make jalapeño poppers even easier (and even cheesier) by turning them into a creamy dip.

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The classic bacon-wrapped bites are obviously a tailgate classic, but sometimes you just don't have time to cut up a thousand peppers, stuff them with cheese, and wrap them in bacon. For those days, there's this dip.

17. Then stuff the back of your truck (or car!) with a bunch of pillows so you can curl up and nap / watch the game when you're done eating and cooking.

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So cozy and delicious! (Yes, this is a fancy Pinterest picnic and not a tailgate, but you still could stuff your truck bed with pillows and blankets in your team colors).

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