Sure, beer’s the obvious choice, but some stadiums don’t allow alcohol — and even if yours does, you’ll want to provide plenty of nonalcoholic options for drivers, kids, and those who prefer not to drink (not to mention those who do drink but want to stay hydrated too). With that in mind, check out our list of top 5 tailgating refreshments, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Hefty® Ultimate™ Easy Grip® Cups.
Lemonade and iced tea: Fill portable drink dispensers with lemonade and iced tea, then serve them side by side so partygoers can fill up as they please — or mix both beverages to make an Arnold Palmer. For a more fall feel, try cranberry lemonade and spice tea.
Apple cider: Serve cold store-bought cider with apple slices and cinnamon sticks for a drink that’s pretty as a pitcher.
Soda: Bring big bottles of soda, then set out plastic party cups (we used Hefty® Ultimate™ Easy Grip® Cups) and let guests serve themselves. Pack plenty of extra ice to keep drinks cold.
Virgin Mary: Even if you aren’t drinking, you can still get fancy with a customizable Bloody Mary bar (just skip the vodka), featuring an assortment of add-ins from bacon to green olives.
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