What comes to mind when you think about Fall? For me, I think about pumpkin spice, football, cider, and delicious tailgating snacks. In my household, Sundays are for football and yummy snacks.
Now that Leo is older and really into football, I want to either take him to a tailgate or an actual football game. Living in Atlanta, we have the best of both worlds. With the new Mercedes Benz stadium just a half-hour away, I wanted us to be prepared just in case we decided to go to the last-minute Falcons game. I rounded up all the things that I picked up while shopping at my local BJ’s Wholesale Club for my fall tailgate event.
BJ’s Wholesale Club is a one-stop shop for me nowadays. As always, they are my go-to for my grocery shopping needs. Chips and salsa is a must for every tailgate and you guys have to try BJ’s exclusive Wellsley Farms Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips. Made with Non-GMO ingredients and made with USA grown corn, this 40oz bag of tortilla chips will be perfect for everyone. I’m pairing these delicious chips with their Wellsley Farms Mild Salsa. This salsa is fresh, natural and made with 11 raw ingredients. You can either use the salsa as a snack or as a recipe ingredient. This salsa is a two in one for under $6.00. You cannot go wrong.
Of course, you cannot enjoy a fall tailgate without some sort of beverage. Wellsley Farms Organic Honeycrisp Apple Juice is a great mixer for adults and a perfect juice for children. While it is not as sweet as a cider, I find this to be right in between apple juice and apple cider juice. It is 100% juice, USDA organic and has an excellent source of vitamin C.
Another family favorite is pretzels. I picked up their exclusive Wellsley Farms Pretzel Sticks. I mean, who does not love pretzels especially during a football game. In addition to the delicious snacks that I mentioned in this post, I knew we would need something sweet. I picked up a box of the limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Baking Mix by Krusteaz. I could not say no when I saw the coupon deal. With this mix, you can bake muffins, cookies, waffles and more! I am certain everyone will love pumpkin spice cookies as a sweet treat!
With all the goodies that we are taking with us, I figured I’d pick up these exclusive Limited-Edition NFL Falcons Ziplock bags and containers. These are perfect for our chips and salsa!
Aside from the amazing deals that they have, they have great deals on items you probably wouldn’t imagine such as professional sports gear! To prepare for our tailgate, we need our home team jerseys. You can get your favorite players jersey for a fraction of the price compared to other retailers.
Next up, chairs! Yes, BJ’s has it all. I picked up a few of these comfy folding chairs. It was nice that BJ’s had a few out for Members to try. I found the most perfect, high-quality chairs for the family and they were $10 off!
As I am prepping for our football tailgate this season, I am overwhelmed with the many fall foods in our Club, and the array of choices when it comes to sports and outdoor gear! This will be my first time tailgating with my son so I am certain that all the delicious snacks from BJ’s will make his experience even better!
Tell me, how do you prepare for a tailgate?