It’s that magical time of year again – Football season is in full swing and what goes better with fall weather and your beautiful patio space than a tailgate party!
Whether it’s a home or away game, there’s no better way to enjoy watching your favorite team on the field than with a backyard tailgate party with friends and family. Cheer on your team from the comfort of your own patio.
Here are a few fun ideas to make your backyard tailgate party a memorable one!
Games, games and more games!
What’s a tailgate party without games?! You can easily buy or even make your own set of yard games like cornhole, plumbers golf, or even a giant Jenga set. Guests of all ages will enjoy playing and you’ll get everyone in the competitive spirit before the football game starts!
For an early kickoff, create a mimosa and/or Bloody Mary bar for the adults. Choose different types of juices for the mimosas, like grapefruit, pineapple, or even mango and fresh fruits like blueberries and raspberries. For the Bloody Mary bar, whip up a couple of pitchers of Bloody Marys in advance and get fancy with some infused vodkas and garnishments, like olives, celery, skewed pickled veggies, and maybe even shrimp!!
Whether you’re doing it potluck style or you’re in charge of all the food yourself, the ideal tailgate food is something you can eat standing up, with a cold drink in one hand. Grill burgers and brats for an afternoon kickoff, or prepare breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos for a morning kickoff. Keep it simple and delicious with a meat and cheese tray, chips and dips, and of course something sweet for dessert.
With perfect fall weather, the only thing better than being at the game is watching the game from the comfort of your patio. Use that great outdoor space you have and set up stadium-style seating around the television or better yet, use a projector to view the game and really get the crowd going wild.
These 3 easy tips will truly make your backyard tailgate party one that everyone will talk about for weeks!