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Tailgating Party Ideas

Cheryl Mascarenhas
The smell of grilled meat fills the air, the venue is set, and the beer is chilled, then why wait to celebrate? Whether you want to celebrate the victory of your favorite team, or boost your morale before the game, you are most welcome to join the tailgate party. This story will help you with ideas for that perfect tailgate party.

Did You Know?

Tailgating is very much like a carnival, only better, where you can eat and drink to your heart's content.
Tailgating, a trend that saw the light of day in the United States, is becoming as popular as the sporting event before which they are held. Now, revelers going for concerts and sporting events have more to cheer about than just the event itself.
Talk about partying, there aren't many reasons why one shouldn't get together with like-minded people and let their hair down every once in a while. Tailgating, or a tailgate party, is nothing but a party held in the parking lot for those who wish to open up the tailgate of their vehicles for others. Such parties are held mostly at parking lots of stadiums and game arenas. The party involves consumption of alcoholic beverages and satiating your hunger with sumptuous grilled meat.
The excitement and the vibrancy all around a tailgate party makes it seem nothing short of a carnival or a joyous picnic. Keeping the excitement alive, let's take a look at how you can contribute or organize a tailgate party.

Tips for Organizing a Tailgate Party

Maintain a dress code; sport the team jersey.
Set things up before the crowd arrives.
Cheer the teams playing.
Sit back, eat, and relax.

Gourmet Ideas

What is a party without food? Simply incomplete. A tailgate party, for that matter, is nothing but eating and drinking. You better get the grill sizzling, and the meat roasting for a successful party. Here's just about what makes a tailgate party complete.
Cheesy Sausage Balls and Corn Cobs
These mouth-watering, delicious cheese sausage balls are sure to set the mood of the tailgate party. Quick to make and good to eat, these food items sell like hot-pans. You can also keep corn dogs, hot dogs, and other easy-to-make food items.
Chicken Tortilla Rolls and Subs
Ah! How can a party be a party without chicken rolls spilling with cheese and yummy sauces? Make sure you are loaded with different sauces to give the roll a twist. For the subs keep salads and fillings ready.
Cookies and Brownies
Last, but not the least, keep the sweet tooth satiated with customized goodies. The rule is to keep the deserts as close to the theme as possible.
Beer and Alcoholic Beverages
Make sure you do not run out of chilled beer. Carry along buckets or freezers to keep your drinks chilled. However, do check if drinks are permitted before getting along your alcoholic beverages.

Entertainment Ideas

What do you do when you have a bunch of sports enthusiasts arriving early at the arena? Play games, of course! I believe that when two or three are gathered, there should be games to keep everyone entertained.
Corn Toss and Cover Football
These games are meant for such tailgating parties. They are easy to carry around, and are sure to kill the boredom waiting in the parking lot. Making them is also so very easy - like cover football just needs bottle covers that you will find in plenty at the venue itself.
Ring Toss and Target Toss
Practice your throws and aim for success with these games. Make sure you use customized dart boards and darts for the same. You wouldn't want to hurt somebody out there.
All said and done, tailgating is easy enough, you just need to get one started, and before you know it will have turned into a fun party. Do remember to keep the drinks going and the games too. Have fun!