How to Throw the Best Backyard Football Tailgate

What’s the perfect way to show off your yard to your friends and family? By throwing a backyard tailgate party, of course. You don't, however, just want to throw any tailgate party. You want the event to be memorable and, most importantly, fun. Confused about how you should get the party started? We've got you covered.

Backyard Activities

Don't look so confused. Yes, the sporting event is the activity which the party centers around. That doesn't mean that you don't have to put together other activities. Many of the kids in attendance will no doubt need other entertainment. You can try board games, sports-themed activities, or even different types of yard games that the entire party will enjoy. You should even think up some adult party games. If you're not extremely creative, you can just purchase an adult party game instead.

An Outdoor TV

A TV of some kind is necessary for the purpose of watching the game. Rather than using a TV from the indoors, the best advice is to try out a projector. Supplying a TV outside during the tailgate party will set the mood and get everyone in the spirit of the game. This will also keep everyone from walking in and out, bringing the party to one central location, where games, food, and game-watching can all happen in one place!

Themed Decor

People secretly love themed decor. Nothing makes guests feel more spirited than the decorations at the party. The backyard activities and game-watching experience will be complete with themed decor. That said, feel free to put as many balloons and ribbons as possible, all of which should reflect your favorite team's colors. If you'd like to decorate on a budget, don't be afraid to DIY anything.

Themed Food

Like your decor, your food can say a lot about the occasion. Let's say, for instance, that your favorite football team is playing against the Philadelphia Eagles or the Atlanta Falcons. Why not serve up a smoked bird of some sort? With games, TV, decor, and food, the ultimate tailgate experience is almost complete.

Bring Your Tunes Outside

A lot of people use their computers and indoor speakers to blast their party music. Depending on the size of your backyard, that won't fly.You should invest in some outdoor speakers so that all of your guests can enjoy the festivities. You'd think that new speakers would be expensive, but there are some fairly cheap outdoor speakers on the market.

Have Fun At Your Backyard Tailgate Party

The most important thing to remember here is that you're throwing a backyard tailgate party. It's all about having fun with the people who are closest to you. Everything doesn't have to be perfect, but your guests should be comfortable. This means that everything from your home to your lawn should be nice and trim. Having said that, if your lawn isn't all that it could be, give us a shout. We'll get it looking tidy before the party starts.