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How to Make Your Own Tailgating Games

By Just Heather |

We’re approaching my very favorite time of the whole year. With the cooler weather of fall comes chili, bonfires, and — most importantly — football! I loved having the chance to watch football all day yesterday, and tonight marks the return of Monday Night Football!

There are football parties, football snacks, and tailgate parties. So. Much. Fun. Here are two great DIY projects for your next tailgating party:

Ladder Golf: Ladder Golf, Bola Toss, Hillbilly Golf — whatever name it goes by in your neck of the woods, it’s a ton of fun to play and not too difficult to make. PVC piping, T-joints, and elbows will create a ladder golf goal. You could leave it white or paint it in the colors of your favorite football team (Go Colts!). To make the bola balls, all you’ll need is nylon cord and some tennis balls. The step by step instructions for the entire project is available at Mom Endeavors. The rules can be found here.

Bean Bag Toss: We call this Cornhole in the Midwest, due to the “bean” bags being filled with corn. We have a lot of corn around here. The coolest part about this is that none of the required pieces are very large so you may already have the scraps you need. Plywood, 2x4s, and fabric scraps will get you started on this game. The complete tutorial can be found on Sawdust & Paper Scraps. The rules can be found here.

Cornhole is a family favorite, and it can get a little competitive. We play at family birthday parties, barbecues, and bonfires. It’s a great tailgate game for football season. What is your favorite tailgate game?

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About Just Heather


Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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