Football season is a time for celebration. The new season approaches, bringing with it the opportunity to connect with your friends and family in a relaxed environment and share some wholesome fun.
Both professional and collegiate football fans look forward to tailgating before the game. The greatest football games are the ones you spend with your friends, whether grilling out in the parking lot before the game or hanging out with each other. Here are five tips for hosting a fun and memorable football tailgate:
1. Plan for an Ideal Location
When choosing the location of your tailgating party, consider the following:
• How big is your group? Consider a larger area if inviting a big group to your tailgate.
• Is there food nearby? Food sellers may be near if you arrange a tailgate party in the stadium parking lot.
• The weather: If it’s an outdoor gathering, check the weather forecast. Choose an inside place if it’s raining or too hot.
2. Decide On a Menu Ahead of Time
If you’re hosting a tailgating party, you’ll want to consider what food you should serve. You will probably want to keep a variety of food on hand. The most common dishes include wings, nachos, burgers, and brats.
If you choose to serve brats, you can grill them outside or even make them in a slow cooker indoors. After choosing a menu, you may buy the meal in advance. Consider visitors’ allergies and dietary limitations.
3. Have Cigars for Guests
If your guests are adults, consider bringing cigars to your tailgating party. It’s fun to add excitement to your party and a nice gesture to your guests. Having a cigar roller at your tailgating party will make it even more special and memorable.
You can also make it more special by having your guests sign a football helmet before they smoke the cigars. Check any state or local laws before bringing cigars to your party.
4. Plan Your Parking Spot
There are a few things to consider while deciding where to park. Choose an entrance-close place near the stadium. Consider how close you are to other tailgaters. You don’t want to park near other groups since you want some solitude.
After choosing your parking location, consider bringing any furniture or decorations to make it more festive. You may want to consider bringing a table or chairs, a grill, or even decorations like flags or signs to your tailgating party.
5. Plan Your Entertainment and Prizes for Winners
Consider entertaining your guests. You can do this by bringing a game you can play with your guests. Some common football-themed games include cornhole, ladder toss and football bingo.
You may bring guests rewards. Bring a football-themed reward, such as a football-shaped drink holder or helmet. Ask your guests in advance what they want to win. It’s a great approach to get people engaged and enhance the experience.
It’s important to plan what to do on game day. Keeping people occupied is essential for a successful tailgate, which may last for hours.