Kick Off Football Season with a Winning Tailgate Party at Home

Tips and tricks to entertain friends and family like a pro 

NORFOLK, Va., (Sept. 4, 2012) – As summer winds down and fall makes its way around the corner, cheers of football fans across the country are imminent. Football games are the perfect time to reconnect with friends and family, and it all starts with tailgating. and, leading real estate listing sites and complete lifestyle resources, have partnered with Nature’s Own, America’s number one soft variety bread brand, to kick off this football season with tailgating tips.

If you can’t make it to the stadium on game day, you can still throw the perfect tailgate party at home. Follow these tips from and to create a winning tailgate party:

How to Throw the Perfect Home Tailgating Party

  • Countdown to Kickoff – 3, 2, 1…Get ready for the big game with fun activities that will help guests liven up and get ready to cheer on the team. Choose three activities like a bean bag toss, horseshoes or a football game of your own and let the excitement begin. Pick two teams, each competing in the separate activities, and select one grand prize for the winning team. Guests will have a great time before the big game even starts.
  • Spirited Décor – Spice up the look of your home and get in the game spirit with decorations. Buy tablecloths, balloons and other supplies in your team’s colors and dress up food displays with black and white striped fabric, reminiscent of a referee’s jersey. An overturned helmet with your favorite team’s logo is a great place to store tailgate essentials like bottle openers, silverware and more.
  • Fan Favorite Foods – Snacks are a game day essential. A buffet is an easy way for your guests to fuel up before and during the game. recommends the Southwest Turkey Burger made with Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rolls as a healthy alternative to burgers and hot dogs.
  • Halftime Happenings – Not being at the stadium on game day doesn’t mean missing out on halftime entertainment! Create fun activities for guests like guessing and voting on the final score. Mix it up with a re-match of pre-game activities, and don’t forget to let guests fuel up on food before the second half.   

Using these simple tips and tricks is a surefire way to throw a tailgate touchdown on game day. For more information and entertaining tips, visit the Idea Gallery at and check out the Tailgating Fever Entertainment Guide, available free for download


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