How to Host the Best Tailgate Party

The smell of the grill, music filling the air, and the swarm of your favorite team colors can mean only one thing: Football Season. With Fall’s favorite sport upon us, everyone is trying to outdo one another and take their tailgate to the next level. So, we’re here to help you create an unbeatable tailgate party.


1) Arrive early

No one wants to tailgate on the smallest part of a parking lot. We suggest arriving to the tailgate spots early to scope out the winning location. Find an area with grass and plenty of space for everyone to mingle.


2) Bring good food and drinks (It’s essential)

Get creative with your food and drink choices during the game! Everyone loves a classic burger at a tailgate, but take it to another level with small snacks and treats sporting the shape of your team’s logo or make a crafty cocktail. It’s always good to be sure you have kid friendly options, and, of course, plenty of water.

3) Decorate

It’s your chance to show your personality when decorating your tailgate spot. You can keep it simple with a tailgate tent, cups and plates with your team’s logo. OR get crafty and DIY silverware holders, banners, signs, or food shaped like footballs – the opportunities are endless.

4) Make a Playlist

The key to every good party is good music. Create a playlist with fun and upbeat songs that add to your tailgate’s atmosphere, but doesn’t steal the spotlight. Don’t like creating your own playlist? Spotify and Amazon Music have you covered.


5) Bring Games

Need a way to entertain the kids (or the adults)? Games are the way to go. Corn hole is the perfect option for a relaxing, but still a competitive game. Find travel-size versions here, making it easy for tailgate packing. Life-size Jenga is also a fun way to get the whole group involved.

6) Be Organized

Being organized may not help you win an award for best tailgate host, but it will save you a lot of precious time and stress. Tailgates require a lot of items – tents, fold up tables, lawn chairs, plastic tins, trash bags & more – so having a list and being prepared is always a good idea.


7) Backup the season’s memories

When all’s said and done and you have created everyone’s favorite tailgate of the season, it’s important you save all the precious photos you’ve taken. The Picture Keeper Connect is the easy solution to plug directly into your smartphone to backup all your favorite photos and videos and free up space to take even more next season. Even more importantly, backing up your photos before the game ensures all your memories are safe from any tailgating-related accidents.