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Watching football is as American as Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition passed down from generation to generation, just like family recipes and customs. A father teaches his son to love the team he and his father and grandfather loved, and it becomes a bond. They can talk all night about the big game in ’73 and about the horrible coach they had in ’91. And every Thanksgiving there was so much to be thankful for, great family and friends, great food and great football.

Of course, with great football comes great parties, big and small. Some are inside around the old 72” flat screen and some are outside the stadium hours before the game…you guessed it: tailgating. These parties have become part of family traditions all over the US. A family that drinks beer together will cheer together!

To be sure you throw the best house party or tailgate football party, I have put together a few item suggestions to keep your team spirit alive and well every year. I decided to start with the Spectator Cooler Chair. It is exactly what it says, a sweet chair and cooler combo. This will come in handy for you and your friends! If you’re going to tailgate, you’ll need a cooler (or two) and chairs and snacks, but where do you put everything if all your friends are riding in the same car? With the cooler chair combo, it takes all the guess work out of packing so you’re not playing Tetris in the trunk. It’s also great for a house party because while you’re watching the game, you won’t have to get up and get a drink or snack! Awesome!

Speaking of awesome, another great way to get the party started are games and noise makers. I think the Ladder Toss and Washer Toss games, the Fun Flinger, Banger Styx, and the Football Clapper are great. The tailgate parties are a great way to mingle with other fans, so invite them over to join you in a game of ladder toss or to throw around the football-shaped fun flinger. And whether you’re at home or the stadium, when the game starts get your noise makers out to pump up the crowd and cheer them on!

When hosting a party, it’s always nice to offer a small token to thank your guests for coming. Custom Glass Tumblers are a great gift. Have them imprinted with your favorite team’s mascot or city and state to show your pride. They can be used over and over again for years to come. Pass them down to your kids, to make them a fan just like you, and keep the tradition alive.

If you live in the Midwest and cheer on the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, or the Indiana Colts, you know how cold it can get from November to February. That’s why the Reversible Fleece/Nylon Blanket with Carrying Case and the 128oz Bubba Keg Cooler are so wonderful to have for tailgating. The blanket is great on a cold day because it’s warm and it folds up into itself to easily be carried to and from the stadium, and the Bubba Keg can hold a large amount of hot cocoa or coffee to keep you warm the whole game. But if you’re lucky and you don’t live in the Northern part of the US, the Bubba keg will also keep your beverages ice cold, so you can enjoy the game under the warmth of the sunshine (while we freeze in the blizzards here in Midwest – grumble, grumble, grumble).

Tailgating parties are only going to grow in popularity, so stay on the ball by taking advantage of this advertising opportunity. Whether you’re throwing a blowout party for that upcoming football game and need gifts for your guests or you’re a corporation looking to sponsor such an event, promotional products are the way to go! The giveaway ideas I mentioned are only the tip of the iceberg — just ask us if you have any specific products in mind for your needs.

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