There is nothing more American than cooking meat on a grill next to your truck, while your football-loving friends and family chat it up about players, teams, and couches. Combining sports, food, and friends, a tailgate party supplies every fan with a total package of football enjoyment. If you have never taken part in one, you are missing out on quite an experience. Or, if you are planning on throwing your own, we are here to help you out.
The Event â€“ Tailgating
Everything about a tailgating party revolves around football. From professional, college, or even high school, a tailgate party buzzes with the energy and excitement of seeing two teams smash against each other on the field. To enhance the sensation, grilling up some meat fills the air with deliciously carnal scents, enticing everyoneâ€™s senses with the savory smell of food. These two combine to create the basis of any great tailgate party.
The Parking Lot
Hopefully, you are cooking up some flavorful foods in the parking lot outside your favorite stadium. The environment should deliver an almost overbearing feeling of energy because of all the people, color, and noise. Even if you cannot make it into the stadium, you can embrace the energetic vibe and keep it flowing throughout the parking lot. Pick up some party supplies before you go in, and snag some noise makers, flags, and Super Bowl accessories.
Remember, you are there because you want to show your support for your team. Wear their colors and let everyone know what side you are on. If you want to take it one step further, deck yourself out in some facial paint and really show everyone what your team means to you. The crazier you go with your support, the higher the energy everyone around you will feel. Your color supplies the party with a vibe of its own, so do your best to maximize it.
Nothing but Comfort
When you are at home watching the game, you have the comfort of lounging in your favorite chair. Why should you not be allowed the same luxury at a tailgate party? Bring a comfy chair with you to the parking lot and enjoy the sensation of comfort right there outside the stadium. Partying all day can be exhausting stuff and you may want to sit down for a bit.
Food and Snacks
There is nothing more important than the food and snacks you bring to your party. The more handheld and portable the food, the easier access everyone will have to it. Chips, nachos, hotdogs, burgers, sodas, corndogs, these are all the perfect tailgating food.
And remember, yell loud enough so your team inside can hear you. Youâ€™re there for them and theyâ€™re there for you, so let them know how much you appreciate it.