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Off To Market: Tailgate Table Setting

On Saturday I'm going to my first Cal game of the season — I'm an ex Cal cheerleader, so I hold a special place in my heart for the Golden Bears — and will be tailgating. A tailgate is one of my favorite things about football games: there's eating, drinking, and mingling with other crazy fans, how could you not love it??

Can you help me find all of the portable goods necessary for a party before the game? I'm looking for plates, tablecloth, glasses, napkins, etc. The only requirement is that you stick to the classic Cal colors: blue and gold. Bookmark your finds in the Yum Market on TeamSugar tagged with the keywords Tailgate Table Setting. Happy hunting and remember, go Bears!!!

GeekSugar has put together an explanation on how to use TeamSugar's bookmarking features.

For a list of my favorite online stores to help you get started in your tailgating search,

Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Linens and Things
Pier 1
Plum Party
Pottery Barn
Sur La Table
Restoration Hardware
Williams Sonoma
Wishing Fish
World Market

Join The Conversation
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years
gingereg: I can't speak for anywhere else, but we don't dress up in the Northwest. It's all about being comfy and casual up here... as long as you are wearing team colors of course!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Have fun! I love to go tailgating, hopefully I'll be doing some this football season!
yihaw10 yihaw10 9 years
yay Go Bears! :)
gingereg gingereg 9 years
what's tailgating? oh my gosh, come down to Georgia and you'll find out what real tailgating is...setting up tents and tables on campus at 6 in the morning, waking up before 4:30 to get dressed up and made up (we do dresses and heels down here, emergency flip flops in the purse, but only for real emergencies), barbeque, beer, and an all day party with your friends. oh, and a mini-flask to sneak into the game. question: it wasn't until i had a roommate from Iowa who came to Georgia for grad school that i realized that other people don't dress up for games...she was about to walk out of the house in jeans and a plain orange t-shirt (uh, not even Georgia colors...) before i stopped her and let her know of her potential faux pas. does anyone outside of the South dress up for college games as well?
partysugar partysugar 9 years
gruaig_rua: A tailgate party is an American tradition associated with sporting events, most specifically football. Fans gather in parking lots near the stadium before the game for drinking, eating, and fun. Barbeques and picnics are set up next to the open cars.
darkbeauty darkbeauty 9 years
What can I say, except... Go Trojans! Beat the Bears! (in November. :P)
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Just one question: what's tailgating? :?
cassedy04 cassedy04 9 years
go bears!! i'm actually a student at st joseph's university in philadelphia, but since we dont have a football team, my bf and i have adopted the golden bears! my best friend goes to berkeley, and we are going out there in exactly a month to go to a game and explore SF. so excited!!!!
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