Draper James Tailgate Sweater

The crisp Fall air, roaring crowds and great food.

There is nothing I love more than the beginning of Fall and start of football season.  I like to think I have become somewhat of a pro when it comes to hosting a tailgate since my husband played for the Jayhawks back in the day. After spending five seasons cheering on KU, I have perfected my tailgate food, fun and fashion.  Read more for my best tips for hosting a tailgate with Draper James.

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Draper James Football Season SET THE THEME

Thanks to Draper James for making the cutest red and blue gingham tailgate set, my theme is set for the season.  All I needed was a red table cloth and some easy placemats.

Guacamole and Pigs in a Blanket Tailgate Food on Draper James


When it comes to planning a menu, I have two rules. Keep it simple and always have lots of drinks on hand.  When it comes to snacks, make sure they are bite size or easy to hold onto.  There is nothing I have more than trying to hold a plate in one hand and a drink in the other. Other than what’s on the grill, I love to make a few snacks for being to eat throughout the day.

Pigs in a Blanket

Guacamole Bites

Tater Tot Skewers

Chips and Salsa

Fresh Berries

Fall Football Style Tailgate Games in Red and Blue


Bring some wireless speakers and create and awesome playlist to set the tone.  Also, set up corn hole for a little friendly competition.
Tailgate Sweater from Draper James Details of Red and Blue Sweater


There was nothing I loved more in college than getting dressed up for game day. Depending on the weather, I would either wear a blue and white striped sundress with red accessories or when the temperatures dropped a cute tee with a denim jacket.

I’m wearing the adorable Tailgate Sweater from Draper James and it is going to be my go-to all season long.  How cute is the little “go y’all” pin? I’m obsessed.

xox- a dash of details

*This post was created in collaboration with Draper James.  All opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Dash of Details possible.


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