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New England Patriots Game Day


The best way to celebrate the New England Patriots game day is to throw a tailgate party at a stadium parking lot or even in the backyard of your home. Tailgate parties can be planned or impromptu but always involve a truck or SUV tailgate, good food, friends and family members, fun games to play and a sense of community spirit when it comes to cheering on everybody's favorite team, the New England Patriots.

Planning a Tailgate Party

When planning a successful tailgate party, you can either supply everything that is necessary or ask others to bring certain items such as covered dishes, drinks or desserts. Since this is a New England Patriots game day tailgate party, you want to try to have the Patriots logo emblazoning as many party accessories as possible, such as:

  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic table covers
  • Napkins
  • Plastic utensils
  • Decorations such as Patriots banners make homemade ones using an old white sheet and poster paint or buy them, balloons and confetti to throw when the Patriots win the game

To cook hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts or chicken wings, two or three barbecue or Hibachi grills work well, along with plenty of charcoal, barbecue sauce and lighter fluid. Do not forget coolers full of ice for drinks and side dishes that need to remain below a certain temperature to avoid spoiling.

Easy to make side dishes and snacks that are always popular include potato salad, baked beans, potato chips and these delicious New England Patriots game day Reuben bites:

  • 1 medium-sized jar of sauerkraut
  • 1 bottle of Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 pound of spicy pastrami
  • 1 loaf of rye bread
  • 1/2 pound of provolone cheese slices

Set a broiler on high to preheat and cover a baking sheet with foil. Cut each rye bread slice in half. Lay them on the sheet and start to place a layer of dressing, meat and cheese on every other bread slice. Finally, put a teaspoonful of sauerkraut on these bread pieces and cook them in the broiler until toasted.

Make sure you have a variety of drinks that accommodate everybody, such as regular and diet colas as well as juice drinks for kids.

A stainless steel, galvanized beverage tub is a nice accessory for any tailgate party because it allows you to keep a large amount of beverages always cold and ready to drink. These tubs feature tote handles and offer the option of sitting on iron stands instead of the ground. Beverage tubs generally measure up to 25 inches in length, 12 inches in width and up to 10 inches in depth. When tailgating parties are out of season, you can also use your beverage tub as a flower planter to enhance your lawn during the summer.

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For entertainment, hold a raffle in which a highly prized Patriot collectible is the prize. You can find such items at the official New England Patriots game day website:

  • New England Patriots sleeping bag
  • New England Patriots Queen-size or full-size comforter
  • New England Patriots Super Bowl XLVI tailgate beanbag toss
  • New England Patriots Magnetic Dart Set
  • Seven inch Tom Brady plush player doll
  • New England Patriots checker set
  • New England Patriots 40-inch Inflatable Punching Tackle Buddy
  • New England Patriots 30-Piece three-feet giant floor puzzle

Hand out bags of party favors to enhance the festivities that contain such fun items as Patriots car magnets, window clings, decals and keychains. For kids attending your New England Patriots game day tailgate party, stickers and temporary tattoos are always a hit, along with candy and noisemakers to help make the celebration as rousing as possible.

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