What is tailgating, you ask? Tailgating is an essential part of sports fandom. It is a way to celebrate before the game with food, drink, and merriment all around. Your tailgating recipes, your traditional tailgating games, and even your favorite place to tailgate are all a part of the culture of sports, which is especially true for American football fans.Although getting to pitch your tailgating tents and show off your fancy tailgating gear is always a blast, sometimes it is hard for you and the family or friends to make it to every game on the weekends. Instead, you could host a tailgating party that will bring the spirit of the parking lot right to your own backyard. Here are a few fun ideas to get your excited to host a tailgating party:
Host a Breakfast Tailgate
Instead of grilling up hot dogs, grill breakfast sausages and fill up mugs with hot toddies for a fun breakfast tailgate. You can set up in the backyard and tailgate the game before it comes on just as early as you would if you were attending a game.
Play Tailgating Games
You’re missing the competitive atmosphere of a parking lot tailgate, so amp it up with fun family tailgate games. The kids and adults can all join in and it will feel like you’re partying at the real thing!
Too cold to be outside? Tailgate in the comfort of your home with a little furniture rearranging. Pull out the stove-top grill, replace your recliner with lawn chairs, and roll out some AstroTurf for cute tabletop settings.