How to Throw an Awesome Tailgate Party
- February 5, 2019
- By Admin: Our Big Fun Party
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41% of tailgaters spend more than $500 on supplies for tailgates annually.
When you think about it, that can add up pretty fast.
Who wants to spend all that money only to throw a mediocre tailgate? People forget the average tailgate, but remember the awesome one!
If you want to throw a great tailgate party before the next big game, keep reading and see how you can make it happen.
Don’t Forget to Invite People
It may seem pretty obvious, but inviting people to your tailgate is important. What’s a tailgate without tailgaters?
For the more creative types, you may want to send your friends or family members something more than just a simple piece of paper. For instance, sending an invitation that looks like a ticket to the game could be cool. Another idea is to send a cardboard cutout of a football decked out in your team’s colors.
You may just want to send them a quick text message or email! Whatever works best for you.
Regardless of how you choose to make the invitation look, be sure to include all of the important information on it. This would be the location of the event, the time of the event, the color of the car or truck, and anything they need to bring with them.
Set Up Some Decorations
Although this is not a necessity, it is something that will make your tailgate stand out against all of the others. People remember when things look nice versus when they look rushed.
Decorations add a sense of excitement and desire to the tailgate. You may not see it, but it’s the truth. When you care about something and put the effort in, others will notice it.
The decorations you choose don’t have to be extravagant, but a table runner, themed banners, and team colors everywhere is a great place to start. A lot of people like to use balloons or pompoms as well to help spruce up the area.
Instead of going the traditional route of your team colors and the sport you are supporting, you could even choose to do another theme. There are a lot of different themed party options that would work for a tailgate with the right finessing that may make it even more memorable.
Buy Plenty of Food and Drinks
Once you know how many people are coming, it should be easier to figure out what you need to buy in terms of sustenance.
Make sure you have a plan! Buy things that go together and that you know people will like. For instance, if you know none of your friends will eat hot dogs, you probably don’t need to buy any hot dogs.
In addition to this, try to prepare what you can before the actual tailgate. It makes it easier when you are there to be able to just unwrap some items rather than having to prepare everything from scratch.
Everyone has their own favorite tailgate foods, but you don’t need to make everything you find online. Just choose a few fan favorites and move on.
Another tip is that you want to bring bottles of water in addition to beer. Although beer is arguably the biggest part of the tailgate, people still need to hydrate in order to make it to the game.
Know the Venue’s Rules
Every venue has their own rules about what you can bring in to the tailgate field. If you can’t have glass, you need to know this ahead of time!
Look on the venue’s website before you start to plan everything else to be sure that you are able to tailgate the way you want to. This will help you when you are buying supplies because you will know what you need to get.
If you are having trouble finding this information online, you can call the phone number for the stadium or facility to get what you need. Most places have the same types of rules, but some have slight differences that are worth checking out.
Bring All of the Essentials
Besides bringing people, food, and drinks, you want to remember to have a few more items with you.
Although tailgating is fun on its own, there are things that can be done to make it more fun and more comfortable for everyone. Some items that can help make this happen are:
- Paper towels
- Stadium chairs
- Plastic tarps
- Rain ponchos
- Plastic bags
- Paper plates and plastic cups
- Trash bags
- Foldable tables
- Hand wipes
A lot of these items may have been things you assumed everyone had at tailgates, but some of it may be new to you. Regardless, having these things with you will help make the tailgate go off without a hitch.
Remind People What a Tailgate Party Looks Like
Going to a tailgate party can be a fun experience for everyone when it is done right.
There are a lot of things that you can do to make sure that your tailgate is the best one yet, but don’t be afraid to get creative with it. People appreciate the extra energy put into events they put on for other people.
As long as you have great food and supplies, your friends and family will appreciate the effort you put into your tailgate. In order to make it awesome, go above and beyond!
When you’ve partied a little too hard at the tailgate and are ready to recover, check out our post on hangover remedies that are sure to get you moving again.