Fall has officially arrived, filling your weekends with sports and tailgate parties. Crafting the most enviable pre-game extravaganza is everyone’s goal this season. No matter what team you’re rooting for, here are some ideas on how to plan the perfect tailgate this fall.
Having the ideal food spread is the first step to a tailgate that your friends and family will brag about. Be sure to keep the weather in mind when planning your menu. For example, if you’re celebrating on a brisk day, go for football favorites like chili, meatballs, or pigs-in-a-blanket. These snacks are sure to keep guests warm and happy!
Finally, remember to end the festivities with a tasty treat. Some ideas are rice crispy treats or cupcakes decorated with your favorite team’s colors.
With any good tailgate comes a wide variety of refreshing beverages. Your friends and family will likely have diverse preferences, so come prepared! While there are endless refreshments that you can provide, a punch with classic fall flavors will be a fan favorite. You may also need some backups! Here are some ideas for other drinks to include in your pre-game festivities:
- Beer and Wine
Setting the Stage
Show off your team pride! Decorating is your chance to adorn the party with your team colors and logos. Create an ambiance that encourages spirit and fun. Your guests will notice the extra effort, and your tailgate party will benefit. Be sure to remember a tent and lots of seating, as well!
Activities and Entertainment
When planning your pre-game festivities, giving partygoers an exciting agenda of games is important. A simple solution is to bring frisbees and footballs to pass around while you enjoy each other’s company. However, a fan favorite will surely be a bean bag toss game. So grab your favorite cornhole boards and accessories and get playing!
Lots and Lots of Fun!
Arguably, the most important tip of all is to have fun! No tailgate is complete without a group of people indulging in the celebration of their favorite team. So when planning the perfect tailgate this fall, don’t be afraid to let loose and have a spectacular time!