Top 10 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Tailgate
- Label Drink Coolers
Make it super easy for all your guests to find the right drinks – and keep everyone out of your meat cooler.
- Always pack Sting-Kill
There is nothing quite like a bee, wasp or ant sting to ruin a great tailgate. Kill the sting instantly with Sting-Kill
- Freeze Water Bottles
Frozen water bottles work perfectly to keep coolers cold. Plus, you will have cold water to drink at the end of the day.
- Prep Everything at Home
Patty burgers, chop onions, skewer kabobs, slice tomatoes, etc.… do it at home the night before. This not only allows you to enjoy yourself at the tailgate, but it also allows you to do the dirty work inside (where you have a sink).
- Make a list and check it twice!
The two worst things you can do at a tailgate is forget something important… or bring way too much (and make it hard on yourself). So make a list, share it with friends so everyone is on the same page and stick to it!
- Bug-Proof Your Drink!
Cupcake liners and straws make for perfect drink covers. You can keep bugs and bees out of your drink and get festive at the same time!
- Make Clean-Up Easy
Bring plenty of garbage bags to collect all your trash. Buy disposable cups and plates for easy cleanup. And bring an empty tote lined with a garbage bag to make it easy to transport your dirty dishes back home.
- Use Coolers to Transport Hot Food Too
Everyone knows coolers keep drinks and food cold, but they can also keep food, soups and chili warm too. With the use of hot gel packs you can turn any cooler into a food warmer.
- Show your team spirit!
Tailgates are the perfect time to show your team spirit so decorate, bring fun accessories and use finishing touches to make your tailgate extra special.
- Serve Great Food!
Great food can make your tailgate. We have a ton of tailgating, picnic and grilling recipes on our website… so you don’t have any excuses!