Nothing puts you in the spirit of tailgating like a delicious spread of all your tailgating food favorites. One of the best ways to showcase all of these tasty dishes is with some football-themed serving trays. Whether you love a stack of sticky ribs, a couple of stacked sliders with a cold beer, or just some chips and dips before you hit the concession stand, there’s a football serving tray perfect for you. Here are twelve football serving trays, platters, and drink dispensers to show off your tailgating cooking skills.
Definitely a classic and for sure one of our favorite tailgating party supplies is the NFL Snack Helmet. Available in every NFL team, you’ll also show your team spirit while serving your guests. The snack helmet has two levels and has multiple compartments to serve up a variety of your favorite snacks.
When it comes to football snacking, chips and dips are often the star player. They’re great for snacking while you wait for the main course to finish on the grill. They go perfectly with your favorite craft beer and there are so many delicious tailgating dip recipes. Designed to look like a stadium, this serving tray has a ceramic football dish perfect to hold your favorite dip.
If you’re looking for something on the healthier side, crudité is always a great option for tailgating. It’s easy to prep the night before and when paired with a delicious dip recipe, everyone loves it. This crudité platter on Etsy is ideal. They have every major NFL team, so you can support your favorite team. It also has six compartments so you can offer a variety of things. This platter can also be used for other snacks like trail mix, chips and dip, and candy.
Bamboo is a great material for tailgating. It’s lightweight for portability. Easy to clean and is really impervious to breaking. Shaped like a football, this serving tray can be piled with chips, drinks, or any of your favorite tailgating snacks like popcorn. Versatile and attractive, it’s a great addition to add to your tailgating party supplies shopping list.
Another wood tray we love comes from GiftOak on Etsy. This large, durable tray is made from ¾ inch birch and looks like a football field. The best part is that it is completely customizable, so you can add your favorite team, the name of your fantasy football league, or even your favorite player. It’s extremely useful for serving and will impress your guests.
Normally we serve our tailgating party on paper plates. However, when we saw these party snack boxes when looking for tailgating party supplies we made the switch. These snack boxes are a lot like the ones you get in the movie theater. They hold your burger, sides, and a drink, leaving your guests a free hand to high-five other fans. These snack boxes are also super portable and make cleaning up a breeze.
This serving set is more for homegating, but you could definitely bring it to a tailgate. It’s a set of stacked ceramic bowls that turn into a football. These are a great option for serving chili, dips, and nuts, or trail mix. They’re really versatile and the design will definitely impress your guests.
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth like us, cupcakes are the perfect sweet treat for tailgating. They’re easy to make and more importantly, easy to serve. This stadium cupcake stand is really a fun way to show off your cupcakes. While you’re stocking up on tailgating party supplies, don’t forget to also get your cupcake wrappers and toppers. We love these ones from Amazon. They even match the cupcake stadium.
Not exactly a serving dish, but it’s such a cool way to serve your tailgating food and drinks we had to add it to the list. This inflatable cooler is a fun way to serve all your cooler tailgating dishes. Salads, dips, and even beers can be served in this tray. You just blow it up, add ice, and go! Portable, easy, and cool–it’s everything we love for tailgating.
Food isn’t the only thing we serve at our tailgates. So we had to showcase some of our favorite drink serving options. This football drink dispenser is really cool. Holding 1 ½ gallon, it’s the perfect size to fill up with water, Gatorade, or even your favorite batch cocktail. The spout makes it easy to self-serve and it can be easily set up at your tailgate..
Another great way to serve drinks is with this beer huddle football tray. Designed to hold a six-pack, it’s the perfect way to showcase your favorite craft beer. We love this option for both homegates and tailgates. I mean it’s exciting enough when the beer is served, but bringing it out on a football-shaped tray is the extra detail that we love as tailgaters.
Now if you’re really looking to get the party started, this shot tray is ideal. It can be customized with your favorite NFL team to show your team spirit while serving spirits. It holds ten shots so it’s perfect for larger tailgates. Made with acrylic, it’s also lightweight, portable, and durable (very important when serving shots).
These 12 football serving dishes are both functional and stylish. They are a must for your tailgating party supplies shopping list. For more ideas on how to layout a great tailgating spread or to grab some fun tailgating recipes, we’ve got you covered. Dedicated to tailgating fanatics, Inside Tailgating has all the information, reviews, and ideas to create a memorable and fun tailgating experience. We can’t wait to see what you serve up!