1. Food is crucial. The kind of food may been even more crucial.
|Jen & I 2009 Tailgate|
2. Let there be booze. We are tailgating after all.
|Kate & I Tailgate 2011|
Notice the tundra...
3. Six hours won't pass themselves. Provide some entertainment.
Once the small talk and food grazing dies down, some sort of entertainment should be ready. A game that has made a huge appearance on the tailgate scene is Baggo. Who thought that throwing bean bags into a hole on a slated board would provide hours of heated competition. They are widely sold but a lot of people dare to make their own Baggo boards personalized with their family name or favorite school. I've seen a lot of impressive ones. And let's make something clear. We are never too old for riveting games of Flip Cup or Beer Pong. Be prepared for these at your tailgate by bringing a long table and ping pong balls.
4. The most important factor - Friends.
Standing outside in the cold with just you and your spouse is just about as fun as it sounds. As in not fun at all. Any tailgate's success hinges on having a group of people with good times attitudes.
Happy tailgating! We Are Penn State!