It’s that time of year again! The Big Game is just around the corner, so there’s no time to delay your tailgating plans. Luckily for you, you’ve got your trusty RV to make hosting a little bit easier. For a little bit of extra help, Day Bros. RV Sales has provided some tips for planning and throwing the best party. Check them out and then stop by our location in London, Kentucky, or Lake Park, GA to chat with our experienced staff about some of their tips. You can also check out our RVs for sale near Lexington & Louisville, KY or Valdosta, GA.
When it comes to staying organized, we highly recommend having a plan. Even smaller gatherings with close friends can benefit from a little planning ahead. Make notes on how much food you’ll need, when you’ll want the party to start, and a host of other important items we’ll bring up below. This can also be a great way to get a list of miscellaneous notes started, like things to pick up from the store and when to check the weather. Having a notebook dedicated to your tailgate party can help you keep everything you need to know in one place.
Once you start to get some of the logistics figured out, you’ll want to start inviting people. Fliers can be good for smaller communities and you probably have some people you can text, but if you’re looking to draw a crowd, you can turn to social media. Social media can help you set up an official event page and allow you to document and share the event with others as it’s happening. When it comes to the Big Game, you’ll probably be able to easily connect with other parties and add to any hashtags that start circulating.
Where to Go
Where you host your party should be on your list of things to figure out. Unlike many tailgates, you might not be able to drive down to Miami. Instead, think about whether you’ll want to have it close to home, in your favorite RV park, or somewhere else. Once you figure out where you’re going to host your event, consider what sorts of rules might apply to your gathering, especially if you don’t own the property you’ll be using.
Preparing Your RV
You’ll want to set aside some time to ensure your RV is going to be ready. This includes addressing any maintenance issues, cleaning, refilling propane, and anything else that can help get it ready to accommodate more people than it normally does.
Food is an essential and will probably consume most of your planning. Start by using your guest list as a guide and make sure you have more than enough food for everyone. Better to have leftovers than to run out. You can also turn your event into a potluck to relieve some of the burden. Don’t forget to bring drinks as well, especially water.
Not everyone is going to be excited about football. Parents might bring kids who couldn’t care less. Some might find themselves growing bored and wander away as the quarters drag on. You’ll want to leave out some other forms of entertainment for these guests, like games and even setting up a second TV for other shows or movies.
Don’t forget this is a party! You should have fun! Decorate your RV to represent the teams and find a moment to sit back and chat with your guests. And, of course, to watch the game.