Tailgating Tips For This Sports Season & How to Make a Grandstand Appetizer
Whether it’s Football or Baseball playoffs, this fall promises to be an exciting sports season. Some are crazy, fanatical sports nuts, and some are just in it for the tailgate parties. Either way, make it a season of tailgating to remember!
There are a number of things to keep in mind when planning to tailgate. Here is a wonderful article that brings up some points you may not have thought about.
Tailgate Parties for Sporting Events Must Be Portable
By Gail Leino
The important thing to remember when planning your tailgate party is that it must be portable. You’ll be travelling to parking lots outside the stadium and maybe even pack up after the game is over to head to someone’s house and continue the party. Since tailgating does tend to last several days with lots of travelling you’ll need party supplies and equipment that can be moved and that is reusable.
A grill is one of the essential basics of any tailgating party and along with that you’ll need a good supply of charcoal or propane to keep it hot and cooking. Propane may be more dangerous if you plan on travelling around to follow your favourite team, but charcoal is fairly stable and you can pick it up in just about any store. That goes for food. Rather than trying to carry enough ice with you to keep the meat cold as you go, it’s better to know in advance where the stores are going to be so you can stop and pick up the food you’ll be cooking at the tailgating party.
Anything related to your team’s colors can make for great decoration. While streamers and dangles make for a great party at home they aren’t so good for the tailgating party on the road. Balloons are good because they are small and easy to transport, and you can simply blow them up when its time to decorate. Don’t forget the idea of decorating yourself. A colored wig, feathered boa and giant foam finger are essential tools for cheering on the team. These items can all be found in matching colors for you to coordinate with the team’s colors.
Last but not least remember the trash bags when you are tailgating. This is something almost everyone forgets at one time or another. Paper supplies like plates and napkins can make for easy clean up but only if you remember the trash bags to put them in.
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Great tips from Gail…Now, you need a tailgate recipe that is sure to please:
If you haven’t checked out my Grandstand Guacamole, you must! It is a serious tailgating favorite, and is easy and quick to make!
I hope you take heed and have a smooth and exciting tailgate party at your next sports event.
I had fun today with today’s installment of Cooking With Kimberly…I hope you did too! Until next time…
Kimberly Edwards 😀
P.S. This is one great tailgating book, from none other than John Madden…:
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