Ideas for the Ultimate Tailgating Party

September is here, and you know what that means – it’s football season! Whether you’re a diehard fan or more interested in other sports, football season is still a great excuse to spend time with family and friends on the weekends.

If you ask us, the next best thing to having season tickets, is hosting neighbors in your new Solomons Island home. But, before you kick-off that tailgate celebration, here are a few tips to make it your best tailgating party yet!

Football food galore.

Arguably one of the most important parts of any football-related event is the food! The opportunities for menu items are endless. For ideas, try searching “football party food” on Pinterest.

We suggest plenty of finger foods options that are easy to consume and will keep your guests happy and full. Don’t forget the classics! Everyone loves a selection of wings, buffalo dip and nachos. Or, search for healthier alternatives of your favorites and look for recipes that contain extra veggies and less sugar. Whichever route you take, the options are endless! Just be sure to provide enough for all your hungry football fans.

Drinks on deck.

Odds are, most of your guests will reach for a refreshing drink even before kick-off. To prevent a football party foul, keep a few coolers on your new screened-in porch, stocked with ice. Don’t forget to provide a variety of beverages–both non-alcohol and alcoholic for your guests. It’s a great idea to keep one cooler on reserve in case guests bring their own refreshments to share. Depending on what you offer, have some drink accessories on hand as well–cups, wine glasses, bottle openers and koozies!

Decorate for the occasion.

Sometimes the best part of a party is an excuse to decorate! A tailgating party is the perfect excuse to check out your local craft store for ideas. Add some DIY flair to your home to add a bit of festivity to the occasion. If you prefer to shy away from crafts, simply incorporate some of the colors of your favorite team into the decor of your home, or opt for food accessories that contain your team’s colors.

Other options for fun!

For those guests who are more interested in the social aspects of your tailgate, have other options available for those who prefer to ignore the game. Everyone loves a little cornhole, especially when we’re talking fall weather in Solomons Island!