Tailgate season is upon us! We've partnered with our friends over at Peachy Magazine, along with local Charlotte favorites, Queen Brie and the Eagle Food & Beer Hall, to bring you all the easy entertaining ideas and game day grub recipes needed to parking-lot-party in style. Scroll below to shop our favorite fall accessories from cozy gingham throws, to autumnal colored table linens and festive serveware!
In our opinion, every tailgate on-the-go should start with a stunning tablecloth. Drape it across the back of your trunk for a pop of color and a great base for lots of layering.
Since your back seat will double as a buffet, bring a few folding chairs and side tables so you have plenty of space to sit back and relax.
The best way to kick off a tailgate? A cocktail of course! A back seat bloody mary bar is a fun way to cater to a number of tastes, as guests have the ability to customize their own cocktail! And since a tall glass is a must for a bloody, we've opted for our Cane High Ball Glasses.
Limited on space? Think outside the standard serving bowl. For garnishes, we filled our favorite colorful votives with cocktail shrimp, stuffed olives and banana peppers for a bit of heat.
Queen Brie is the actual 'Queen' of fingers food and cleverly created individual snacks for game day including mini buffalo chicken boards and cones!
Pro tip! Instead of the traditional tailgate paper plate, opt for melamine serveware like our Bamboo Accent Salad Plates! Not only are these plates extremely durable, they add an elevated touch to back-seat entertaining.
This vibrant Heirloom Tomato Tart is the perfect dish to make ahead of time, recipe here!
Is there anything better than a rich, warm soup on a fall afternoon? Creamy Roasted Mushroom Soup, Recipe here!
A big thank you to Blair Fariss, Tamerblyn Dobrowski, Meggie Sullivan and Siobhan Stephenson for bringing this fall tailgate to life!
Photography by Demi Mabry.