Tailgating Games

Tailgating Games

 

You’ve gotten to campus early to secure your great tailgating spot, but the kickoff isn’t for hours.  We’ve got you covered with this list of our top 10 tailgating games!

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Our Top 10 Tailgating Games

Challenge your friends, help keep the kids busy and work off those hot and spicy wings! Here is a list of our top 10 favorite tailgating games! All these top tailgating games are fun to play, take up minimal space and are easy to transport.




 

Tailgate Yahtzee (sometimes called Yardzee)tailgate games — This is a bigger version of the classic dice game. You can find lots of versions of this game, often in your favorite team’s colors!  You can find free printable yard Yahtzee scorecards and a tutorial for making your own dice over at Whipperberry.com

 

 

Football Toss — Are you an arm chair quarterback?  Prove your skill with this football throwing game. Play it for accuracy in around the world or tic tac toe!

 


 

 

Ladder Toss Game — This is a backyard classic! We like this game for all ages, abilities and outdoor party themes, and it comes with a easy to pack carrying case.

 

Washer Toss Game – This top tailgate game doesn’t require much space to play.

Polish Horseshoes — Also known as Beersbee. Test your frisbee aim with this game. The team who knocks their opponents’ beer can off the pole by hitting it with a flying disc wins!

 

 

NCAA Tailgate Ping Pong Table — Choose from a wide selection of NCAA Football teams and get a spirited game of ping pong (or beer pong) going!

 


Birdee Golf Tailgate Yard Game– “Fore!”  This is a collapsible net and birdie set where you can chip your birdie into the target. Luckily for your tailgating neighbors this top tailgating game uses soft birdees and not golf balls.

 

Football Team Cornhole — Cornhole is another classic yard or tailgating game that is fun for everyone. Amazon has a great variety of cornhole sets representing a variety of NCAA or NFL teams.

 


Giant Jenga– You can paint the pieces of this Mega Jenga game in your school colors for extra team spirit!

 

 

Rollors Game — This super fun game combines bowling, horseshoes, and bocce to try and get your rollor closest to the wooden pyramid. This game won a top 10 award for fun outdoor activities.

 

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For the winner of each game, print this Tailgate Winner printable. Print it on card stock and attach it to a small gift like a  jar of barbecue sauce, a bag of peanuts, team fan gear or even a favorite beverage.

Tailgate Winner printable

 

 

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Make a Back to School Time Capsule Keepsake

How to make a back to school time capsule keepsake

Do you ever wish that you could capture a moment in time as your kiddos start each new school year? One fun way to do this is by creating a time capsule keepsake containing items and information that reflect the special memories important to your family each year. A time capsule is a fun and easy project to do with your children every year as they get older. You can include photos, mementos, and important milestones and memories and tuck them away to open in the future! 

Here is a free back to school time capsule keepsake printable that you can download and use in your project!

printable time capsule fact sheet





Add to your time capsule any keepsakes or mementos from the year such as photos, ticket stubs, or small items that will bring back favorite memories.

You can make your time capsule look really great in a variety of ways. One of our favorites is to put things into a glass jar and write the date you want to open things up on the lid using a permanent marker.

Another is to print the information page on colorful scrapbook paper and to roll it into a  paper towel tube. Cover the tube with crepe paper and tie the ends with ribbon (so the time capsule looks like a piece of candy.) Save the time capsules to open next year!

4th of July Treats!

4th of july ideasAdd extra sparkle to your 4th of July by giving out some goodies to enjoy while watching the fireworks!



Every year we get together with family friends to celebrate the 4th of July. It’s such a great,
all-American day, with picnics, barbecues, rodeos, and of course, fireworks!  To make the evening even more special and keep the younger crowd busy while waiting for the fireworks to start, we like to send everyone off with a bag of goodies. Here are some ideas for making and filling your own bags 4th of July treats:

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Start with plain craft paper bags and decorate them with patriotic ribbons, stickers, markers or free 4th of July printables. (We found these at My Sister’s Suitcase.)

Add any combination of the following 4th of July party treats:

  • 4th of July favorsGlow in the dark necklaces (these are also great for keeping track of the people you came with once it gets dark!)
  • Cracker Jacks
  • Peanuts
  • Water or pop (Click here for some cute printable water bottle labels like the ones in the picture made by Tea Party Designs)
  • Candy (we chose big lollipops so they would last a while)
  • Bubble gum (you can often find red, white, and blue gumballs which look pretty if you put them into small cellophane bags tied with ribbon)
  • 4th of July ideasSparklers
  • Pinwheels
  • Bubbles

If you want to get more elaborate, you might consider making up tee shirts or ball caps to commemorate the day.

4th of July Party If you want even more great 4th of July party ideas and inspiration for 4th of July treats, take a look at the 4th of July party page on Creative Party Themes.



Family Summer Activities

Family Summer Activity Bucket List

SUMMER!! We look forward to it all year, and it comes and goes quickly. While everyone is excited about the days ahead, why not make a Family Bucket List of all the great activities that you would like to do. Then, on those days when you’re feeling indecisive or (banish the thought) bored, pull something from the bucket for instant inspiration!

Our friends at Tatertots and Jello made these cute family summer bucket list printables with suggestions and blank cards for your own ideas.  Download them here for free.

Directions:

  • We found cute sand pails at the local dollar store
  • Attach the label to the bucket
  • Cut out the activities that you would like to do and put them in the bucket
  • Have each family member write a couple of summer bucket list items on the blank slips .  We cut them out using decorative scissors.
  • The summer bucket list slips can be used in your scrapbook along with pictures from the activity.