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    17 Ways To Throw The Ultimate 2017 Football Tailgate Party!

    With the weather getting cooler and the smell of buffalo chicken dip in the air, it's finally arrived -- the 2017 football season. Aka tailgating season. There’s no better time to hit up the parking lot and party before the next big game! Round up your squad, grab your portable grills, and stock up on dogs and burgers. Check out our 17 best football party ideas to make your tailgate score big in 2017!

    1. First things first, suit up for the big game by repping your team.

    2. You can also never go wrong with rocking an over-sized jersey.

    3. Make your ride equally as stylish by decorating your car with your team's colors and mascot.

    4. Once you've arrived, fire up your portable grill to serve up some hamburgers and hotdogs.

    5. Put an football spin on cheese and crackers with a football shaped cheese ball.

    6. Or, satisfy everyone's sweet tooths with classic desserts like cookies and cupcakes.

    7. And don't forget other tailgate staples, like soft pretzels, chips, and buffalo chicken dip!

    8. Finally, set up your spread of tailgate snacks to fuel up for the big game.

    9. Give your party cups some football flair by decorating them with markers.

    10. Or keep track of whose cup is whose with colorful football drink markers.

    11. Speaking of drinks, be sure to stock up on plenty of beer, liquor, and mixers for the occasion.

    12. Don't forget the ice! Freeze water balloons in your team's colors and use them to keep your drink coolers cold.

    13. Or, whip up some Jell-O shots in your team's colors!

    14. Once everyone's had a few drinks, it's time for games! Challenge your neighbors to a game of cornhole.

    15. Or see who's truly the better team with a round of flip cup.

    16. And of course, don't forget the classics with a round of beer pong.

    17. Finally, once it's time for kick-off, head into the stadium and cheer on your team!