Ideas for the Ultimate Tailgating Party

Ideas for the Ultimate Tailgating Party


Fall is officially underway, and with the cooler weather comes a favorite time of year for many – football season! There’s no better way to celebrate than with the ultimate tailgating party at your home in The Villages at Two Rivers. Our beautiful, newly constructed homes offer the perfect space to host family and friends to cheer on your favorite team and enjoy each other’s company.

Whether you’re a football fanatic or more interested in the party aspect, read on to learn tips for hosting the ultimate tailgating party:

Football finger food

You can’t host a proper tailgate without plenty of food options. When it comes to tailgating party food, your opportunities are endless – just search “football party food” on Pinterest and you’ll see what we mean! Though the abundance of options may seem overwhelming, we’d suggest sticking with a variety of finger foods that are easy to consume, in addition to being tasty.

Your guests may be expecting the classics, such as buffalo chicken dip, wings, nachos and the like, but don’t be afraid to mix it up with some out-of-the-box recipes as well. You can also look for healthier alternatives of your favorites, for a more nutritious spin.

Luckily, residents at The Villages at Two Rivers can turn to fresh food options at many of the retailers at the local Waugh Chapel, including Wegman’s which always has fresh entertaining ideas ready at hand, and bulk organic produce perfectly priced for your upcoming party.

Keep your guests’ thirst quenched

Whether they prefer alcoholic beverages or non-alcoholic refreshments, your guests will likely expect something refreshing, so keep those coolers stocked and plenty of ice on hand. Many of our homes offer screened-in-porch options which are perfect for stashing those coolers stocked with ice and extra beverages, during your party. It’s also a great place for guests to mingle as they relax and enjoy the atmosphere of your new home! To keep those coolers nice and chilled, try labeling each cooler to prevent guests from constantly opening and closing them. Be sure to save an extra beverage bucket or space on a table in the event guests also bring refreshments your gathering.

And of course, don’t forget the drink accessories! Place cups, bottle openers, wine glasses, and koozies by the coolers for easy access.

Decorate before you tailgate

Feeling crafty? There are so many options for DIY tailgate party decorations for your ultimate tailgating party! Do some Google searching for inspiration, swing by your local craft store for supplies, and most of all, have some fun! If you’re not much of a DIY-er, trying to incorporate the colors of your favorite team into the food and party decorations. This is always an easy way to show your team spirit!

More than football fun

Be sure to provide options guests who may not be quite as interested in football. A game of cornhole is always a classic crowd pleaser and a fun way for guests to enjoy social time together.