What's better than a picnic? A picnic combined with your favorite sporting event!
I'm talking about tailgating parties of course! Just like picnics, tailgating parties are fun and festive outdoor celebrations. Traditionally held on or around the tailgate of a vehicle, most tailgate parties happen in the parking lots of stadiums and sports arenas. Ever-increasing in popularity, tailgating parties are a testament to our obsession with the great outdoors and our love of eating outside. Each year during football season, parking lots at stadiums across the country are filled with excited fans sharing their favorite tailgating foods and traditions before a "big game".
While nobody knows for certain where tailgating parties first originated, it's likely they began when die- hard sports fans started arriving at football games early enough to socialize with other fans. Since socializing and eating just seem to go hand-in-hand, it was inevitable that food and drinks soon became part of the gatherings, enjoyed on or around the only available flat surface- the tailgate! More and more people soon joined in, and before you know it, the tailgate party was born! Regardless of their origin, today tailgating parties have evolved for some fans into competitive, public spectacles. Serious tailgaters pride themselves on elaborate settings for their parties, complete with team-based themes and all the comforts of home!
So how do you get in on all the festivities at the next big game and make your tailgating party the talk of the season? Our hints and tips will have you on the road to becoming a tailgating all-star in no time!
Tailgate party foods should be fun and easy to eat. Choose foods that can be eaten with your hands, or with a fork or spoon. Basically, anything that you would take to a picnic is a good bet for your tailgate party menu- hamburgers, hotdogs, bratwurst, sub sandwiches or pulled pork sandwiches are all great choices.
If you are thinking of hosting a tailgate party at your favorite teams next game, remember to plan, prepare, pick a great menu and keep it fun. And as always, remember that here at BigOven you will find everything you need to make sure your party is the talk of the season!
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