Tailgate and Party Ideas for Home or the Stadium
Will you be taking your tailgating to the parking lot of a packed stadium or having a football party at home? Epic Sports has lots of fun ideas and products to help you have the most spirited party, no matter where you are!
Set the mood...
At the Stadium:
Decorating your piece of the action is fun and sets the mood for the event. Throw down a tailgating mat sporting your team's logo and colors to designate your space and provide a foundation for your party. Eat from a team serving tray and drink from your choice of the many varieties of tumblers, bottles, glasses and mugs that Epic Sports has available to support your team. If you brought your vehicle, you probably already have a steering wheel cover and a trailer hitch with your team logo, but if you didn't drive your car, you can at least pop on a team flag.
In Your Home:
For a football party at home, Epic Sports has a lot of new fun decorating options, just in time for football season! Share your team spirit with keyhook racks, a house banner, serving trays, pitchers and glasses, all proudly featuring your favorite team's logo and colors. There are lots of other products that you can get, but you get the idea.
Food to impress...
At the Stadium:
Cooking out in the stadium lot puts some limits on how elaborate your dining experience can get, but you can still grill in style using a stainless steel BBQ grilling set, printed with your team's logo! The set comes with tongs, a brush, fork and a spatula laser etched with your team’s logo.
In Your Home:
Thanks to the rolling out of Pinterest, you can easily find ideas to help you make awesome displays for entertaining a football party at home. Epic Sports has pinned some party ideas and recipe ideas to the "Football Food & Fun Party Ideas" board on its Pinterest page. Highlights include "football bites" from Gimme Some Oven which feature summer sausage, cheddar and ranch and the Snackadium from Scott Pham (pinned from Maddycakes Muse) which is a complex arrangement of dips and chips and lots of other eats arranged as a stadium.
Prepare in advance...
Shopping for a football party can take multiple trips if you aren't organized. Make a list of everything you can think of that you would want at your party, then another list of everything you need for each of those items.
Here's a (simple) example:
What I want:
What I Need to Get to Make it Happen:
Hot Dog Buns
Beverage of Choice
Ice Chest to Store Canned Beverages
The truth is that there many more things you need to get than you might think at first. Once you have a complete list of everything you need, head to the store to pick it up. Planning your décor in advance gives you lots of extra options that you might not have. For example, online you can get awesome NFL licensed glasses and décor, but you might not be able to just get it in your hometown. Order your décor in advanced and you can have the most team spirit and the coolest stuff!
Hopefully if you are meeting folks at the stadium or carpooling to your parking lot party, your friends will all have brought their own chairs, but bringing a couple extra chairs is a good idea if you don't want to share yours! At home, though you have seating, people won't likely bring their own chairs, so you will want to consider that pre-party. How many extra chairs do you have? If it's not enough, you can tell your guests in advance to bring theirs along or order a couple more at Epic Sports when you put in your décor order.
The smallest details can make a big impact on your party...
Plan for the weather and bring sweatshirts and stadium blankets as needed and don't forget the small stuff. Trash bags might be the last thing on your mind pre-party but it won't be too long into it that you notice you don't have enough of them!
Have other football party and tailgating fun ideas? Leave a comment!