3 Tips to Plan the Perfect Tailgate

It’s officially fall, which can only mean one thing … it’s football season! And the best way to cheer on your team is with some festive tailgating. Good food, good times and even better friends – this is what tailgating is about.

Although tailgating can mean hours of fun, it can also mean hours of work if you are the one planning the event. Don’t get stressed. Just follow these three tips for planning the perfect tailgate party, and you will be able to enjoy it stress free. 

Plan an Awesome Menu

When you go to a tailgate party, you expect good food, and a lot of it. A burger on the grill or a big plate of nachos sound amazing, but why not try something new? Consider letting someone else do the heavy lifting. Use Indy Fresh Catering in Indianapolis (we serve all of central Indiana) to put a new twist on traditional tailgating. Your guests will be wowed, and by using a caterer, you will eliminate all that stress that goes with preparing food. Instead of spending your time at the grill or running around replenishing snacks and side dishes, you can focus your attention on other things – like your guests and the big game!     

Be Prepared

There are so many details that go into a tailgate party, so to lessen your workload, pre-plan and be prepared. As you prepare and update your to-do list, include shopping lists and a checklist. And keep it easily accessible so you can use it for future events. The night before your event, refer to that checklist and prepare, pack or set up anything you can in advance. And after the tailgating party is over, add or edit your lists so the next time will be even better.

Make a Playlist

To keep the energy alive, create an upbeat playlist. Music that your guests can sing and move to will ensure a fun atmosphere. Don’t forget to set up speakers loud enough for your guests to hear (without annoying nearby neighbors or fellow tailgaters). And don’t forget games or other items to help keep your guests entertained, like cornhole, frisbees, portable horseshoes or ladder ball. 

If you’re ready to make your next tailgating party an unforgettable one, give Indy Fresh Catering in a call. We’ll do all the work so you can have all the fun.