Posted by admin in Family Affairs, General on 13-09-2016
When your favorite sports team comes to town, it’s time to head out to the stadium and cheer them on. Part of being at the game is the tailgating that occurs before it. The entire family can enjoy some time out of the house as everyone gets excited about the upcoming competition. Get ready for a spectacular season by following a few guidelines about tailgating success.
Haul the Big Items
A grand tailgating time can’t rely on a small cooler and a fast-food bag of items. Be ready to bring the large cooler and a barbecue in most cases. You’ll probably be tailgating for several hours before the game so fill up the car with as many food and drinks as you can. Ideally, use a truck or SUV as your transportation on game day.
Grab the Outdoor Games
There’s no room for television viewing in the stadium parking lot. Entertain your family with active games, including regulation cornhole boards. These physical games get everyone involved in the fun while sparking conversation. You may even start a friendly competition with an adjacent family during the festivities. Fun and socializing are the goals of the day as your family takes time out of a busy schedule.
Shake Out the Umbrella
Regardless of the temperature outside, being under the bright sun for a long time period is tiring. Bring a large umbrella or foldable tent in order to cover most of your tailgating area. The shade alone is enough to keep you relaxed until game time. Bring foldable seats too, and you’ll have most of the comforts of home.
Keep the Menu Simple
Because you need to haul your food items out to the stadium, don’t cook anything that’s complicated. Hot dogs, hamburgers and chips are perfect choices for your grill. The condiments can also be simple, such as lettuce, tomato and ketchup. Fill the cooler with a mixture of different drinks that will please everyone. Water, soda and juices are a good combination so that everyone is hydrated.
Be courteous to others as you enjoy the party atmosphere in the parking lot. Park your vehicle between the lines, and only spread out as much as necessary. Everyone should have a chance to enjoy a relaxing time before the big game. In the end, the family might meet others who’ll become your best friends throughout the season.