How to Tailgate Like a Pro
Whether you are a fan of the NFL or NCAA, one thing we all have in common is the love for tailgating. Tailgating is a type of party that is usually thrown in the parking lot of the sporting event or venue you are attending. This is usually attended by a variety of friends and family members as well as thousands of potential friends and acquaintances. If you have ever beer, or thinking about starting to party, the following tips will help you party like a rock star, every time.
Use These Tips to Tailgate Like a Pro
The tailgate party can sometimes make or break the entire sports event. The more you plan and prepare, the smoother it will go and the more relaxed atmosphere you will have for you and your friends. One of the first things to take into consideration is who is coming. This is your first step and can somewhat be controlled by whoever is hosting the event. You can create a pre-designated spot for everyone to meet so only your friends know where you are partying. This also ensures everyone stays together and no one gets lost in the sea of people.
Another tip that is commonly overlooked is make sure you remember your tickets to the game. If you are planning on buying at the door you can disregard this. Some people go just to tailgate and never plan on going inside the venue. If you are there to party and watch the game, make sure you bring your tickets and keep them safe before heading inside.
If you can, link up with someone who has a big car, van or truck. Tailgating is a breeze when you have someone with a big enough vehicle to carry everything. You need space for all the food, booze, coolers, grills and party games. Chairs are also a must as you need to have ample space for people to sit and relax. You also want to make sure to have enough paper goods. Plates, silverware and cups will help make cleanup simple and you should bring some big garbage bags to easily remove all of your rubbish.
One other overlooked thing is about knowing your venue. Make sure you know where you are going to be setting up as each stadium has different rules. You need to ask where you can setup, when you have to leave, is alcohol allowed, glass bottles, what about kegs? These are all questions that you need to know beforehand, or your event could get shut down very quickly by the authorities. These questions are essential to ask before drinking and partying anywhere.
Food is one of the main reasons people tailgate and have fun before their big game. The sky is the limit when it comes to food as you can find virtually everything at one of these events.
If you are going to be cooking, think about all of your guests and kids when preparing what food to bring.
Barbecued steaks, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, sausages and kebabs are all fan favorites. For the non-grillers, cold cut subs and pizza work great, as well as chili and anything else you can cook up in that crock-pot. Snacks are also a must. Chips, dip, salsa, nachos, wings and cookies are all fan favorites here. Make sure you also have drinks that fit your guests, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Great choices here are beer, liquor, soda and water.
Know How to be a Pro at Tailgating
If you stick to these tips and essentially make them your own, every tailgate you host from here on out will create memories for you and everyone involved. Be creative, be somewhat spontaneous and have some fun. This is a great weekly activity that you and all of your friends can enjoy for years to come.
If you are looking for more information on how you can become a professional when it comes to tailgating, check out this article. If you are serious about partying, you need two things. First, your own custom corn hole boards and second, an awesome portable beer pong table. Fortunately for you, we have many of those available in our store!