Extravagant costume soirees or family trick-or-treat excursions may await your Monday eve, but we challenge you to bring the year’s spookiest holiday into your tailgate this weekend. From frighteningly festive Cocktails to pride-drenched Jack O’Lanterns, we’ve gathered a surfeit of Halloween-inspired ideas fit for a tailgate spectacular!



Pumpkins and fall are like tailgating and college football; the two were made for each other. Pure pumpkin puree is loaded with heart-healthy nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, and serves as a total crowd-pleaser when blended as a hummus. Our mouths are watering over this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus from Pinch of Yum.



The end of summer doesn’t mean the margaritas have to run dry, it only means we’re giving this warm weather classic an autumn twist. The How Sweet Eats blog gave us this chillingly delectable Apple Cider Margarita recipe, where cinnamon replaces the salt, and apple cider ousts the lime.



Beauty lies in simplicity, and adding a pumpkin or two is a subtle but lovely way to add a touch of rustic holiday charm to your hors d’oeuvres table.



This weekend, give your cooler the day off, and fill a pumpkin with ice to keep your game day brews and waters ice cold.



Another spirited decor tip: put your artist chops to work with team pride inspired Jack O’Lanterns.




Slater Zorn team Halloween in orange and black!

Your team colors might seem like the antithesis to Halloween’s dark and spooky ambience, but even bright and sunny shades like gold or bright blue can be given a darker edge when paired with black. Colorblock your team’s dominant shade this weekend with black for a Halloween savor. We can help you with that here. 

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