What makes these DIY tailgate party ideas different?
They’re doable, even if you’re not the do-it-yourself type…
So, if you ever owned a tip calculator…
Or bought a self-cleaning oven (even though you don’t remember the last time you used your oven)…
Then you’re that type. And if you’re that type and you need to save money on your tailgate party, then these tailgating tips are for you. Because unlike a lot of do it yourself projects, these…
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Not when a plastic trash can do the job. That’s right - that, and some ice and water is all you need to “flash” chill your beverages in just minutes:
And then keep them cold for hours, because ice + water maintains a low temperature 4 hours longer than ice alone.
If you want something that takes up less space than a 10-gallon trash can and is more functional, for $54 you can get the Flip Box, a collapsible, lightweight (just 3 lbs.), insulated cooler which you can also use in conjunction with this.
Homemade hangover prevention. Stop wasting money on store-bought hangover remedies. Drinking robs your body of electrolytes, and pickle juice is loaded with it. This may sound like the stuff of urban legends, but it actually works.
It's also natural, free (any deli would gladly let you take it off their hands), and as an added benefit, it effectively eliminates that slightly nasty aftertaste that even the finest liquors tend to have. While I can only vouch for this as a hangover preventative, Dr. Oz recommends it as a cure.
Turn your grill into a smoker. Unless you've been living in a cave you probably realize that a tailgate party with just burgers & hot dogs is so yesterday. Smoking, baby, is where it's at - smoking meats, that is. They can be expensive, however… But tin pans and wood chips are not, and that's all you really need to turn your ordinary grill into a smoker. So who needs a $300 Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker anyway?
Brew beer at home. Homemade beer is cheaper in the long run, is better tasting, & rewarding (hmm… there goes that word again). But I’m not talking about brewing beer from scratch, which will require considerable initial cost, effort, & practice. I’m talking about easy-to-use-right-out-of-the-box home brew kits.
Build your own cornhole set. The best DIY tailgate party ideas utilize common household stuff. In addition to scissors, glue, thread, needle, & wood cutting tools, you'll need a wood board, paint, fabric (duck-cloth), & dried corn feed.
This will take a bit of work but it's very doable, and you'll save a hundred bucks.
For an easy guide on how to make your own custom cornhole set, visit cornholehowto.com.
For cornhole bags, a do it yourself bag kit for just $6.75 - all you have to do is sew. Pre-stitched bags are $8.50. These go for 20-30 bucks at Walmart or eBay.
If you liked any of these DIY tailgate party ideas, or you have your own to share, please do comment.
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