11.04.2018

Family Tailgating Party with #ToyotaTailgate

It's college football season time and with it the fun tailgate parties! This season I was able to partake in the San Diego State game's tailgating festivities when I hosted a lil shindig of my own thanks to my friends at Toyota. So much has changed since the last #ToyotaTailgate I hosted about 2 years ago (you can read it here) and the biggest change is there is a baby in the picture now, literally and figuratively! Instead of leaving the baby with a sitter we decided to bring him along and expose him to Daddy's team (SDSU) and it was so funny because our packing list compared to last time was extremely different! 
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What I wore: Quay "Don't @ me" sunglasses | Old Navy Tee | Old Navy Jeans | Old Navy Plaid Top (around waist) | Nike Shoes
What baby wore: SDSU Tee | Shorts | Converse shoes


I described in my "how to throw a tailgate party" that the tailgate party essentials were: 

Food and beverages (i.e. Pizza, Chips, hot dogs, fruit, water, sodas), foldable table and chairs, plates, cups and utensils in the the team's colors, a little grill, portable speaker, your team's gear, a shade tent if needed. Well, we brought all of what I listed there, but IN ADDITION to that there was the whole new baby packing list: a stroller, a baby carrier, a pack 'n play, diaper bag, blankies and toys *phew* Thank goodness that we were able to host our tailgate party in a very spacious and family friendly 2019 Toyota Highlander because we were able to pack in ALL THAT STUFF into the back of it!



I was so impressed by the spaciousness of the Toyota Highlander with its 3 rows of seats and the ability to put that last row down to get all of our Tailgating gear in with ease. 

Most importantly, now that I drive with a baby in the car, I value any technology that can make my drives safer, so for me such features as the Toyota Highlander's Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) with indicators on the side view mirrors that light up when there is a car next to you are game changers!
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Back to the tailgate party, we arrived at SDCCU Stadium for San Diego State's Homecoming game decked out in our black and red colors and SDSU gear. The cutest part was that my hubby bought the baby a SDSU tee from his college store so that the baby could rep daddy's school *tear* We invited our group of friends and family who joined us as we grilled burgers and hot dogs, had chips and hummus, a cooler full of drinks all while our baby had a blast in his playpen! He danced and watched on and definitely made this tailgating party an evening to remember and for that I'd like to thank Toyota!

We packed away all of our gear to head into the game, and because strollers aren't allowed or just don't make sense if you are going into stadium seats, we put him into the baby carrier. At first he was just looking around observing all the newness and then he eventually fell asleep because he partied too hard at the tailgate, lol. Biggest tip for anyone tailgating with a baby, have a little area for them to play in, whether it be a playpen like I had or an area where you can keep your eyes on them.  The goal is to tire them out before heading in ;) Do you have any tips for going to sporting events with young ones? I'd love to hear them, leave them in the comment section below!

Thank you to Toyota for providing tickets, transportation and the experience! Please note that it did not influence any opinions expressed in this post.

Best {Fashionable} Regards,
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