It's fall and football season is upon us once again. As the fall breeze rides through the air, men everywhere turn their attention to the weekend games. In fact, according to a recent gallup poll, more than 50% of men say football is their favorite sport. However, according to recent studies, men tend to view any activity that you do together as a date. So, instead of becoming a football widow (or turning your sweetie into one!) this year, try turning 'date night' into a fun and romantic afternoon at the big game!
1. Surprise Him with Tickets
Hop on over to ticketmaster.com or to the official team website (unless you're already season ticket holders).
2. Plan the Menu
It's not a tailgate without the food. The goal here is to combine traditional tailgating food with romantic overtones. You could try traditional bbq with gourmet buns and wine or burgers with gourmet cheeses. If you really want to make it romantic, bring along a few candles.
For cooler climates, try some warm comfort food:
- Corn bread
- Your favorite beer
If you're in the festive food, go with some Mexican flair:
- Chips & salsa
If you're going for the ultimate in game-day romance, try something a little more sophisticated:
- Crackers & cheese
- Delictable sandwiches
- Your favorite wine
3. Get the Gear
Sure, you know the traditional supplies: chairs, food, cooking gear, fan stuff. Seeing how this week's big game is a big date though, we're going to romanticize your gear.
Why sit apart when you cozy up together in this captain's chair for two! This chair makes it easy to snuggle up, hold hands, and just cuddle close.
The Tailgating Cookbook: Recipes for the Big Game
What would tailgating be without the food? If you're at a loss when it comes to the menu, check out this Fan Fare cookbook filled with delicious, easy-to-make, tailgating fare sure to impress your date!
Portable Picnic Table
If eating with your food in your lap in your captain's chair loveseat doesn't sound appealing, check out this great portable picnic table. This table gives you a great place to enjoy your romantic dinner before you head into the big game. Add a candle for ambience... though it may need to be a citronella one! ;)
Coleman 3-in-1 Blanket
As fall moves in, those late afternoon and evening games are guaranteed to get chilly (except of course for those in southern states). This awesome sporting blanket is perfect for both keeping you warm and for a little intimate snuggling together during the big game!
Lastly, don't forget the Wine!
Outfit yourself in your team gear. Check out NFLshop.com for a huge selection of NFL tailgating supplies, including apparel, grilling gear, chairs, and more!
4. Have fun together!