Tailgating season is, at last, upon us. When you’re trying to make the best of game day, a little preparation goes a long way toward giving you a successful party that can’t be beat! To make that happen, follow these tailgating tips:
- Get Your Grill in Working Order
No tailgating event is complete without a grill to cook your food on. Save yourself some sorrow and give your grill a thorough checkup before game day. Do you have enough propane? Charcoal? Everything ready to transport?
- Build a Tailgating Checklist
As this is the season, you could be going tailgating almost every week! Build yourself a checklist and keep it safe. While you’re at it, make sure you have these essentials:
- Bottle openers
- Hand sanitizer
- Duct tape
- Garbage bags
- Extension cords
- A balloon to help your friends find you more easily
With a handy guide, you’ll never have to worry if you’re forgetting something again.
- Create Your Menu
There’s no quicker path to frustration than having no idea what you’re cooking while shopping for supplies. Think out your menu in advance, so you can make both gathering supplies and cooking much simpler. Make sure you have enough time to cook everything on your menu before the game starts!
- Pack Up Early
You don’t want some things to sit around in your car for too long, but whatever you can manage should go into the trunk as soon as possible. At the very least, you should make sure everything’s ready to go the night before. Packing up in the morning can cost you precious time to get the best tailgating spot around. Plus, the sooner you arrive, the more time you have to let your grill warm up.
With a little planning, you can easily have the best tailgating season ever.