For many, football season is the most wonderful time of the year. There’s the spirit of the game, the stadium experience, friends and family bonding over the love of their teams and of course, tailgating. Tailgating is a great way to get pumped up for your fabulous stadium seats or to enjoy the game surrounded by food, drinks and people you love. Uptown Park has 10 great picks that will guarantee that you’ll be the life of the party and ensure a successful tailgate!
1. Crave Football Topper Cupcakes:2 dozen mini cupcakes: $44.00
Crave is celebrating football season with logo toppers on their cupcakes, which is sure to be a hit at your next tailgate! Schools include: TCU, SMU, Texas Tech, A&M, UT, LSU, Rice and Texas Southern. Don’t see your favorite team’s logo? Add a football topper or you team’s colors to these delicious cupcakes – a very sweet way for everyone at your tailgate to support the team! (https://www.cravecupcakes.com/decorations)
2. The Tasting Room: Bottle of wine $15.00 – $1,000
Besides the game, drinks are one of the main attractions of a tailgate, so you’ll want to make sure the one you choose is delicious. Everyone else is sure to bring beer, but you can change it up with a bottle of wine from The Tasting Room! Not only is wine a great change of pace from the usual tailgating drink of choice, but it’s refreshing and The Tasting Room has hundreds of different wines to choose from. Pick up a bottle or a case, however much you need, of your favorite wine for your next tailgate!
3. University Co-Op: Texas Orange Stadium Seat: $22.99
Attention Longhorn fans: your one-stop shop for all your tailgate essentials is at The University Co-Op in Uptown Park! Get everything from game day gear to Longorn koozies, coolers, lawn chairs and much more. Even if you root for a different team, The University Co-Op is a great place to buy gifts for your Longhorn friends or you can pick up grilling essentials for yourself that will blend in great to help you cook with ease at your tailgate!
4. Carrie Ann: Single Red, White and Blue Dress $275.00 (S- XL)
It may be fall, but it’s still warm in Texas. Ladies, stay comfortable in the heat with a fabulous dress with your team’s colors from Carrie Ann. You’re sure to turn heads at any Texans game in this red, white and blue dress available at Carrie Ann in Uptown Park!
5. Eye Glassiers of Houston: Porsche Design Sunglasses Start at $300
Sunglasses are not only essential for your tailgating fashion statement, but also to protect your eyes from the sun. Get the new Porsche Design eye wear at Eye Glassiers of Houston in Uptown Park!
6. Francesca’s Collection: Westbound Boots $48
In Texas, Football season calls for boots. Impress your fellow tailgaters with these classy, but hip Westbound Boots from Francesca’s Collection in Uptown Park!
7. Potbelly Sandwiches: Box O’ Sandwiches $47.50; Add in chips for $1.00/bag
Don’t feel like grilling at your tailgate? Pick up a Box O’ Sandwiches (or two) from Potbelly Sandwich Works in Uptown Park!
8. Bella Rinova Salon: Spa manicure $35.00; Spa Pedicure: $55.00
Ladies, we’re always looking for excuses to get that much needed manicure and pedicure, so why not stop in before your next tailgate? Get your favorite teams colors and/or add decorations to help root the team on!
9. Facade: Ilona Sun Safe Sunscreen: $35.00 for 2.5 oz
Tailgating usually means hours of exposure to the sun. Be safe and protect your skin with Ilona Sun Safe Sunscreen found at Façade.
10. BB1 Classic: GhostZip Sand iPad Bag (available in Khaki and black as well) $179.00
Ladies, we are nothing without out purse, but it can get be a burden toting it on our shoulders all day, especially during a tailgate event. BB1 classic has the perfect purse for us! Wear is across your body, as a backpack or on your shoulder!