College football is here, get prepared and become a tailgating trendsetter for fall. Park your cars, start your grills and tailgate on!

Collegiate Tailgating Tip #1: Own your Space
Get there early and prepared! Have food, electronics and music ready to go. How to spice it up this year? Make the ultimate game day playlist full of today’s hits, popular songs from your college days and of course, your team’s fight song.

Collegiate Tailgating Tip #2: Games
Who doesn’t love a few classic tailgating games? Bring corn hole and ladder ball to share with your crew; you may even make new friends along the way.

Collegiate Tailgating Tip #3: Personalized Beverage Glass
Leave those red solo cups at home! Design your own take on team spirit. A personalized beverage glass will cut down on waste at your tailgate, in addition to scoring you a few compliments.

Collegiate Tailgating Tip #4: Spirit Gear
Wearing your spirit gear is 100% mandatory at all tailgates. Skip the long bookstore lines and opt for something more unique. This fall stand out in your spirit gear by wearing vintage or homemade pieces.

Collegiate Tailgating Tip #5: Create Your Own Traditions

The best part of any event is creating your own traditions. Traditions give you a personal connection to the event and spur yearly excitement. Create anticipation for your friends and family with a new game, a crazy dance, or an awesome *TAILGATE ONLY*recipe.

Enjoy your collegiate tailgating experience by putting your own unique spin on the day. This year it’s time to make attending the tailgate a no-brainer for years to come. For even more fun fall ideas, check out Snappening’s Tailgating Ideas pinboard on Pinterestand share your best tailgating pictures on our Facebook or Twitter page with hashtag #Snappening. Do you live out of town? Throw a viewing party to cheer on your team! Allow us to help you find the perfect venue through Snappening’s event venue search.