We’re deep in the heart of NFL postseason, and with the first college playoff National Championship right around the corner, it’s a football FRENZY this January! With the excitement mounting, we can’t let these frosty temperatures and snowcapped fields hold us back from one of our favorite fan traditions – the tailgate. So gather your friends, turn on the game, and take our tips below for a fantastic indoor tailgate this postseason!

Set up an Stylish ‘Concession Stand’


We love this elegant tablescape from Stephanie Lynn, featuring a first-class concession table that maintains the same tailgate finesse.

More concession style ideas:



We’re loving the football player figurines!


Cocktail Bar


Put the cooler away until next season, because indoors you can set up quite the festive cocktail bar. From a make-your-own-bloody station to cranberry mimosas to good ole’ ice-cold beers, let your imagination run wild!

Keep your Grilled Favorites

Grilling is laced into tailgate culture, and there’s no reason you can’t have your favorite football cuisine once the party moves indoors.

Indian spice-rubbed chicken wings


Try this spicy twist on the buffalo classic with Indian style chicken wings from iVillage, and whip up a tangy yogurt dip to accompany.

The Best Indoor-Grilled Burger


This recipe combines molasses, egg and Worcester sauce for one of the best indoor-grilled burgers you’ve ever tasted.

Make it a Contest


Raise the stakes with a prize giveaway! Let your guests jot down their score predictions, and whoever comes closest will take home the gold. Better Homes and Gardens uses a jar of popcorn and chocolate covered almonds.

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