So, you have become a pro at throwing the best tailgate parties right? Well, like anything else, there is always room to improve. Even if everyone loves your tailgates and you think have everything mastered, there are always ways to spice it up! This post will help you think outside the box a little bit and keep all of your party goers happy and always coming back for more.
For starters, if you really want to go all out and get creative, you can look up some drinks to serve. Once refreshing way to get drunk is to make fruit filled ice cubes, which is a tasty yet simple addition to any classic summer drink! If you deviate from the normal beer and soda mix, you may intrigue some people that wouldn’t even think to attend your event before.
2 Fun Tailgating Ideas
1. Decorations – Everyone loves a themed party because it’s an easy way to make things more interesting and get people excited. Now you can go as simple or extravagant with this one as you want. I’ve been to a few eccentric parties in the past with very elaborate themes and decorations. While simple beach or luau themes are definitely fun and usually memorable, there are plenty of other ways you can liven up your tailgate. This sounds obvious, but throw a team themed event. Mandate that everyone dresses up in a jersey or piece of clothing to represent their favorite team. This will get people’s juices flowing and ready for whatever big game you are going to attend!
Now I am no creative genius when it comes to this sort of thing, but I have enough experience with friends who do to suggest some ideas. Costumes are great, so even a simple pirate theme can be fin and interesting if everyone participates. After all, who doesn’t like rum? Going tacky is always good too! Dollar store summer decorations can really liven up the atmosphere and get everyone into the party mood.
2. Water Fights – Now I believe the inner child in all of us would be lying if we said we didn’t enjoy a good water fight every once in a while. From water guns to balloons, it’s easy to get everyone joking and laughing after a few good soakings. Fun for all ages, you will be surprised at how creative some people get at trying to get others wet! More importantly, everyone always appreciates the wet t-shirts!
Hopefully, your tailgate party is out in the sun and in a warm environment so you can all dry and cool off before heading into the stadium. If not, this type of party may not be for you!
Well, that is the end of my list of ideas for now. When it comes down to it, we all love to play games and relax when tailgating, so hopefully some of these suggestions will get you and your friends in the right mindset for the rest of your football season. Here are some other great tailgating ideas to consider.