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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Get Ready for the Tailgate

If you are a sport fan then you may have experienced a tailgate party or two. It is a great way to get out and have fun with the rest of your friends and family that are excited about the game. Many will grill out before the game and have a great time making memories. 

Here is a list of tips that will help make your tailgating party one to remember. 
  • Frequent tailgaters often keep a master list with them. If you create one it may be a good idea to laminate it. Once you have parked you can not go back home to get the item you forgot 
  • Keep items that you use regularly such as tongs, grill gloves, chimney starters and other items in a special box for tailgating. 
  • Purchasing some portable chairs and tables will help you and your guest enjoy the food and beverage even more . Pop up tents or canopies are great idea and help protect them from the elements. 
  • Choose a portable grill that is large enough to serve you and your guest but small enough to carry around with you. 
  • Choose a menu that consist of food that is easy to eat with your hands. For example chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, nachos, or bruschetta. The main dish could range from tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, sausage subs, brats, and the list goes on use your imagination. Have a good idea share it in comments I would love to know as well. 
  • Find disposable serving dishes and pans at warehouse stores or restaurant supply houses. It is also a great place to get beverages and take out containers. 
  • allow your guest to help by bringing a dish to share. 
  • find a great place to set up whether it be infield or in the parking lot. Let others know where you are or share your number so that they can locate you. 

Bacon wrapped smokies are perfect for tailgating
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  1. Looks like you have a great tailgate party, you have covered every detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  2. I have always wanted to try tailgating! I am pretty sure I'd love that experience more than any game.

  3. I do love the food that comes with tailgating. But I don't like football. So I'd probably just eat and leave before the game ;)

  4. Wow though I want to go try taligating. And it seems you had a great time.

  5. Can't go wrong with a little tailgating and the awesome tasting food that is so bad for you!

  6. I love partying like that, it's an awesome opportunity to meet up with friends and get social.

  7. These are great food ideas for sunday football! Thanks!

  8. love all of these ideas. i am so happy football season is finally back and having been enjoying the hell out of it!

  9. In England, we don't do this but it actually sounds like a lot of fun!

  10. Love the lamination tip! How many times I wrote the same list over and over And, you could even cross off the items with a whiteboard marker and wipe off when your done! Love it!

  11. the bacon wrapped smokies are a great idea. or anything wrapped in bacon lol

  12. I do not like watching sports, but I am so ready for all that yummy food!

  13. It looks awesome. Definitely I would have a lot of fun being on that kind of party

  14. you need to call me for tailgating party. Looks like you have lot of delicious snack there. I am in for bacon wrapped smokies.

  15. This is such a great post. Looks like so many delicious, and savory game snacks. Will defo try it. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Great list! We're seasoned fans of tailgating!Love making a list of necessities!

  17. Love all of the suggestions! I'm prepping for tailgating as well, but my event is a few months out. I can't wait though, I love small plates of food you can just eat with your hands.

  18. I've never heard of a tailgate party, probably because I'm from the UK but, it seems you've got the basis of a good party here.


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