Tailgating Without Actually Watching the Game

Coryanne Ettiene answers your tailgating faux pas

Tailgate successfully without even watching the game!

Question: "I want to embrace football season, but have little interest in watching the game. What tailgating party options do I have?"

Coryanne Ettiene: Watching football is not high on our wish list of Sunday activities, but that does not stop of us from getting into the tailgating spirit each autumn. Every year we host an annual football in the park tailgating party, complete with our own football teams, cheerleaders, and tailgating menu.

Inviting friends to the park to play football, sit on the sidelines, and cheer on the friendly flag football game, and then celebrating the win over a picnic feast is a fun way to enjoy the tradition of autumn football without all the crowds of a stadium game, or the hassle of worrying about seating for a televised game.

Decorations can be as simple as a few colorful bunting strands or as elaborate as printables, banners, and pom-poms. The trick with a successful tailgating in the park party is to have enough people to play a friendly game, and then enough blankets for those that would rather cheer and watch from the side lines.

Coryanne Ettiene is a kitchen living expert. She is an authority on food, cocktails, entertaining at home, and kitchen life. A published writer, on-air expert, and social media enthusiast, Ettiene's view of domesticity is changing the way people entertain and live in their kitchens. She has just launched Kitchen Living with Coryanne, a guide to modern lifestyle at home.