Tailgating: Is there a right way?
There most certainly is a right way to tailgate!! Have you never been to a tailgate party? Do you want to have a tailgate party, but don’t know what to do? Whether it’s Nascar, Football, Baseball or maybe even Basketball games, you can tailgate and you can have fun! I already have visions of hotdogs and a good game of corn hole.
So it’s your turn to have a tailgate party! Do you know what you need to have a great tailgate party? Well here are some things to remember when you are taking your new car or truck tailgating for the first time!
Here are some tailgating tips courtesy of eHow.com
Step 1 – Put on every bit of clothing you own with your team’s insignia on it. You cannot go overboard here. Face paint in your team’s colors is always a nice touch.
Step 2 – Decorate your new or used truck, car or SUV, making sure to put a flag on your antennae so that your friends can find you.
Step 3 – Pack your ice chest with lots of hamburgers and hotdogs to grill, buns and condiments along with plenty of beer. If it is cold, you may want to make a batch of hot chocolate before you leave and bring it along in a thermos.
Step 4 – Pack your BBQ grill, charcoal, lighter fluid and spatula.
Step 5 – Order a party-in-a-box, including plates, napkins, cups, cover and snack bowl, with your team’s insignia on it. Make sure you bring a few trash bags so you can clean up after yourself before you leave.
Step 6 – Bring a portable radio, and set it up on top of your vehicle so that you can hear pregame interviews or keep track of the other games going on.
Step 7 – Bring several folding chairs so that everyone can sit comfortably while they chow down.
Things You’ll Need:
- Portable Radios
- Barbecue Grills
- Grill Baskets
- Grill Utensils
- Wire Grill Brushes
- Folding Chairs
- Folding Tables
- Ice Chests
Tips & Warnings:
Prepack your ice chest and cooler as much as possible the night before to save time when you’re heading out for the game in the morning.
If the forecast calls for rain, pack up your patio table with the big umbrella. You don’t want to let a little weather ruin your party.
Just because you couldn’t get tickets to the game – or your team’s on the road ‘ doesn’t mean you can’t have a tailgate party at home. Park your truck in front of your house or in the driveway, and decorate every square inch of it. Drag your television (with a long extension cord) and chairs out onto the lawn.
Check with the school or stadium about tailgating rules.
Don’t drink and drive; have a designated driver for post-game transportation.
Can you think of any tips or hints not mentioned here? Tell me some of your good tailgating stories!