Football season is here and what a great time it is to have a tailgate party! Here’s a shopping guide created just for you so you can have the best tailgate party ever.
Tables, Chairs, and Canopies.
Tailgate parties are usually taken place in parking lots so you’ll need to bring chairs, tables, and at least one canopy. You want everything to be able to fold up easily. I recommend the Outsunny Folding Portable Camping Directors Chair with Side Table available and on sale now for $19.97 at Amazon.com. This chair is great because it features a small side table that will be perfect for holding your food and drink.
You’ll need a table to keep the food, plates, and utensils on. The Mainstays 5-Foor Long Center-Fold Table, on sale now for $38.00 at Walmart, is a great table because it can be easily folded up and down and features a handle for easy carrying. If you are having a large gathering it might be good to have two tables. One for the food and the other for drinks, plates, and utensils.
A canopy is great to keep over the barbeque. It’s also great for keeping people out of direct sunlight. E-Z Up canopies are great because you can easily buy additional sidewalls to enclose the canopy if you choose to do so.
The Barbeque Grill.
It’s very important to pick a grill you’ll enjoy using. I recommend going to Home Depot and checking out their selection. Most Home Depot’s will have all different kinds of barbeque grills on display. Ask an employee there on what they recommend and ask what is the difference between charcoal and propane.
Watching the Game on TV.
The main focus of the tailgate party is watching the game. In order to watch it you’ll need a few things since you are not in the comfort of your own home. First off you’ll need a TV. I recommend the 46 Inch Class Samsung LED 1080p from Best Buy. It has exceptional picture quality and is just the right size to watch the game.
You’ll need a way to get a signal onto the TV. I recommend getting the DISH Network Tailgater Portable HDTV System Bundle. It’s the easiest way for you to get a signal onto your TV while out in a parking lot.
Lastly you’ll need a way to power all these electronics. I suggest getting the Durostar 4,000-Watt Portable Generator to power all of your electronics. It’s powered by gasoline and has wheels making it easy to transport.
Food, Plates, and Utensils.
Your best bet is to go to either Sam’s Club or Costco. Both places sell food, plates, utensils, cups, catering items, table cloths, and more. You can easily get whatever you need for you tailgate party. I recommend going to Sam’s Club if you are having a smaller party and Costco if your party is going to be huge. Although they both offer bulk items I tend to find Costco’s items being bigger than Sam’s Club’s. Make a list of what you need or want at your party before going to one of these stores.
Go to Party City for all of your decorations. They have a huge selection for many NFL teams. If you can’t find your team there are plenty of other football themed items available from plates and cups to banners and costumes. Party City also has a tailgating section which is great to check out if you couldn’t find all of what you needed at the other stores.