How to Host a Winning Tailgate Party

Counting down until game day? Don’t fumble the tailgate party plans! With a little pre-game prep and some tailgate essentials, you can spend less time rushing around on the day and more time cheering on your team. Here’s how to host a tailgate party that will score big with your fans!

How to Host a Winning Tailgate Party

Set the Playing Field

Invite everyone to wear team gear or come dressed to as the #1 superfan. For tailgate party décor, decorate your space in team colors using streamers and balloons. Once your decorations are set, be sure to provide plenty of extra seating so all guests can have a great view of the game.

Halftime Activities

The football game might be the main attraction, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play a few games of your own. Keep your crowd entertained with a little football trivia, game day bingo or a mascot-matching game. And why not take the party outside for classic, fun activities like football toss, cornhole or flag football?

Feed the Team

Serve a mix of items that will win over your fans. Go for both finger foods that are easy to pick up and eat, and heartier fare like a taco bar to keep everyone satisfied. Set up your buffet table to the side of your main party area, so people can load up their plates without disrupting the action. Try these recipes for an impressive buffet or design your own custom tailgate menu to really show off your football party skills.