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12 Tailgate Decorations For a Winning Display

Here's the game plan: Stock up on these tailgate decorations, including table cloths, serving trays and centerpieces, for the best-ever game day.

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Tailgating: Bratwurst Cooking On Grill For Tailgate PartySean Locke Photography/Shutterstock

Most sports fans know to bring a whole lotta munchies (like these adorable football-shaped foods) and some serious team spirit to their tailgate, but so many forget the tailgate decorations. So throw a trophy-worthy game-day gathering with these Amazon products that will impress guests regardless of their home team. 

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Disposable Paper Food TrayAmazon / Super Z Outlet

Disposable Paper Food Trays

You’ve got your top-notch TV to make you feel like you’re inside the stadium, your serving ware should do the same. These cheap white and red paper trays ($9) have the authenticity to make every party-goers feel like they’re just yards away from their favorite players. Pile them up with these favorite nachos recipes.

Purchase here.

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Kangaroo's Game Day Football Tablecover; Party Decorations (1/Pkg)Amazon / Kangaroo

Football Table Cloth

Gone are the days of gingham tablecloths. Guests will be tackling each other to get to the buffet table of tailgate-ready apps with this themed tablecloth ($9). The large dimensions and easily wiped plastic material will keep your table covered and clean all day long.

Purchase here.

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Cupcake stadiumAmazon / Fun Express

Stadium Cupcake Holder

Your friends and family will cheer as you bring out this game day-ready cupcake holder ($9). We doubt the desserts will make it very long on the bleachers before being gobbled up. Decorate the cupcakes according to your team’s colors for a more personalized prop. (If you’re a chocolate lover, we say use one of these recipes.)

Purchase here.

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Football Player Stand-In - Advanced Graphics Life Size Cardboard StandupAmazon / Advanced Graphics

Football Player Stand-In

Who doesn’t love a good photo op? Forget the fuss of a photo booth with this fun football player cutout ($40). Guests of all ages will be lining up to take a photo with this life-sized MVP—just don’t forget a step stool for the kiddos.

Purchase here.

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KOVOT Football Stadium Game Day Ceramic Chip and Dip Dish, GreenAmazon / Kovot

Stadium Ceramic Dish

You’ll have as many fans as this ceramic stadium ($30) holds when you serve up snacks in this dish. Pile it high with as many of these irresistible tailgating recipes as possible and see how long it takes until you’re able to see the 50-yard line. (Hint: not long.)

Purchase here.

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Football-Touchdown DecoSet Cake DecorationAmazon / DecoPac

Cake Decorations

Take the cake with these oh, so athletic plastic cake toppers ($10). Perfect for iced sheet cakes (especially the White Texas Sheet Cake sans walnuts), bars and cheesecakes, this set of figurines will make sure all your guests stay in the spirit until the very last buzzer.

Purchase here.

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Football Field Goal Post Inflatable Buffet Snack Bar Cooler - Tailgate & Home Party SuppliesAmazon / Fun Express

Inflatable Cooler

We’d never neglect drinks at a tailgate! (These are our fave football cocktails.) Keep your beer, soda and other bottled drinks cold and cute-as-can-be with this cooler ($16). Just inflate, fill with ice and enjoy refreshing beverages all game long, even during those early-season scorchers.

Purchase here.

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Big Dot of Happiness End ZoneAmazon / Big Dot of Happiness

Giant Circle Confetti

Football players are showered with confetti after winning a big game, so why shouldn’t you be? Confetti-fy your tailgate by placing these oversized and hassle-free confetti dots ($10) on tables and around the buffet. All the cute without the cleanup! Bonus: Add confetti to your food with these colorful treats!

Purchase here.

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Football lanternAmazon / Beistle

Football Lantern Centerpiece

Take your football theme even further with this pigskin-esque centerpiece ($7). At 11-inches tall, it will tower over the rest of the buffet as a piece of eye-catching decor. The best part? It doubles as a lantern—perfect for night games!

Purchase here.

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Football Disposable CupsAmazon / Fun Express

Disposable Cups

Move over, Red Solo Cups. Real fans use these sturdy soft-plastic football-inspired cups ($10). Sold in bulk packs of 50, these cups will have you and your crew covered for the entirety of the season—and next year’s! Fill them up with these family-friendly mocktails.

Purchase here. 

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Football - Tailgating Party Photo Booth Props KitAmazon / Big Dot of Happiness

Photo Booth Props

Score these on-point photo props ($14) for your next tailgate. With funny phrases like “Sorry for what I said during the football game” or “Just here for the nachos,” there’s a sign for the everyone, from the most dedicated fans to the dip fiends. Speaking of delicious dip recipes

Purchase here. 

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Wrapper Favors & DecorationsAmazon / Big Dot of Happiness

Party Wrappers

These DIY paper wrappers ($10) are a real touchdown in versatility. Adorn water bottles, cups, vases, and plasticware place settings with these colorful on-theme decorations. The only assembly required is wrapping the paper around the desired item and fastening it with a clear sticker!

Purchase here.

Annamarie Higley
Annamarie Higley is an Associate Print Editor for Taste of Home magazine, as well as the brand's special issue publications. A midwestern transplant originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, trivia-ing, and—you guessed it!—all things cooking and baking.

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