NFL season is here. The game we’ve all been waiting for all year is finally making its season debut this week.
And if you are like most of us, you’ve been doing everything you can to get prepped for the best matchups of the season.
With all that excitement, there’s no better way to kickoff the season than with an epic tailgate party! We can’t think of a better way to cap off this huge weekend than getting your friends together and watching the most anticipated event of the fall! And while everyone will undoubtedly be itching to catch the game that has their favorite teams facing off, what about the other games running? There’s no doubt that you don’t want to miss any of the games that are playing (and probably streaming) concurrently.
Luckily, we’re here to help you get ready for the season, with a checklist of everything you’ll need to watch the first games of the season with your friends in style. And those games you want to catch up on this week after the party? Yeah, we’ve got you covered there, too.
Have you got everything you need?
A Great Tailgate Party Spread
You know a party really isn’t a party without great food and drinks. Dig through your best recipes and put together a great collection of party food and appetizers for all your tailgate party guests. (Hint: We really love the Argentinian skewers, but there are so many great alternatives for any food preferences…)
Cozy Cover-Ups to Keep Warm
One of the coolest things about tailgating is enjoying the first traces of Fall outside with your friends, often over a cooler of drinks, enjoying the heat from the grill. Whether you choose to watch in your home or in the stadium or anywhere else… Fall is nearly here, and you don’t want to get stuck when the breeze hits without something to wrap up in.
Make sure you’re not caught in the cold without:
- Sweaters (even better if they are sporting your favorite team!)
No judgement here… Even if they look a little silly, the warmer the better!
Party Essentials & Utilities
It’s probably not the most fun part of the party to think about, but making sure you’ve got your party essentials in place is crucial. What’s most likely the least fun part of party planning may be your biggest lifesaver. Thinking ahead will save you so much time (and cleanup) in the future. What do you need?
- Food essentials: Utensils, cups, plates and napkins are a great start
- Bags of all sizes: You’ll need these for easy cleanup… Big ones to collect trash, and small ones to save leftover food.
- Ice, ice, baby: It goes without saying: you want to make sure you’ve got what you need to keep food fresh and drinks cold.
For the environmentally conscious, there are also plenty of sustainable and biodegradable options so you don’t create a huge carbon footprint to have a great tailgate.
An Incredible Playlist
While you wait for the game to start, or even if you want to get down during the half, having a killer playlist is half the fun. We especially love these jams to get hyped for the big game, but there are so many more to suit the vibe of any party!
Games, Games, and More Games
While we are on the subject: some of the best parties are the ones where everyone can indulge their playful sides… That’s right, it’s so key for your party crew to be able to stretch their legs, stretch their brains and have a bit of fun between halves or while they wait. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could even build your gameplay into the football game… For every touchdown, guests can do a dance, complete a dare, or anything else you can invent. The important thing here is to keep it fun!
Some of our favorites? Outscord has a great compilation of DIY games that are great for almost any party!
Your Own Playlist of the Best Games Streaming Online
Just because you are having a blast at your tailgate party doesn’t mean you have to miss any of the action from your other favorite teams while you are playing cornhole in the fresh fall air! With Replay Media Capture, you’ve got a great way to capture all streaming games so you are not missing a single event. Don’t miss the chance to recap the plays that happened while you were playing Flipcup or having a cookout while your favorite team did the touchdown dance. You can catch every single game online with Replay Media Capture and make sure that you can keep up with friends from work who didn’t make it to your tailgate shindig!
So are you game ready? Get Replay Media Capture or get the latest update so you are all set for this weekend’s biggest match-ups, and for the entire season ahead!