When falls comes around, many people love to throw tailgate parties to celebrate their favorite sports team. Even if your friends aren’t as big of fans as you, they can still enjoy this traditional pastime. From preparing for guests to catering and decorating the party, here are several strategies for having the best tailgating experience.

How to Host the Perfect Tailgate

1. Schedule Catering

Depending on the size of your party, you may need a lot of food to feed hungry guests. Instead of making it all yourself, save time and stress by contacting a local restaurant to cater. A catering company takes the guesswork out of the menu, and the actual work out of preparing the food. All you have to do is select the options you want, and the catering service will deliver it.

2. Prepare Early

cateringNext, make a list of everything you’ll need. This includes chairs, tables, or blankets so that everyone is comfortable. Even with catering, you will need napkins, plates, utensils, and cups. Also, gather any beverages you want on-hand, including non-alcoholic options and drinks suitable for children.

Then, send out your invitations. You likely won’t be the only one hosting a tailgating party, so give your guests plenty of time to evaluate their calendars and respond.

3. Decorate With Style

Get in the spirit of the game with decorations. If you’re tailgating at a sports venue, bring distinctive balloons so that your guests can find you easily. You can also hang streamers in your team’s colors or attach the team’s flag to your car. If you’re tailgating at home, you have even more options. Hang banners, spread table cloths, and keep footballs or other memorabilia around to provide fun entertainment.


For a food selection that will wow your guests at your next tailgate, order from Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken  They serve Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and will stock your event with the freshest cooked chicken,strips and party wings along with an array of homestyle sides, and their famous iced tea. Whether you need individual boxed lunches or a buffet style, Lee’s will make your event a success. Call (513) 224-2536 to schedule a delivery. View their catering menu on the website.