Some people look at September as the beginning of fall, one of the prettiest seasons of the year. The leaves start to change, the days get shorter, and the nights crisper and cool. For others, the end of summer means only one thing—the beginning of football season! With it come the ever-important tailgate parties. Pre-game partying in the parking lot started as a fun way to get excited about the game, and now has turned into a full on production. Grills, coolers, extensive menus, and games are all things you’ll find at a serious tailgating event. So the next time you have tickets to a big game, use these tips from to do it like the pros.
The first thing to plan for is the fact that you are serving food in a parking lot. This means there aren’t a lot of resources for eating and cooking, so you have to bring it all yourself. The essentials of a good tailgate party are folding tables and chairs, large coolers, a portable grill, all the utensils and paper plates you may need, beverages, and cleaning supplies. Once you have that all squared away, it’s time for the fun, the food, and the games. Corn hole, ladder golf, and other simple backyard games are perfect for getting you warmed up for the big event.