Tips for Tailgating at Home

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Football season has only just started, which means plenty of opportunities to host your friends and family to support your team no matter how far from the field you are. This blog is your guide to making the most of this time of year with simple, delicious recipes for game day, as well as some quick tips to make your space ready for a watch party.


It’s always a good idea to have something tasty to reach for during the game that’s easy to throw together beforehand. Try some meatball sliders for a delicious crowd-pleaser or offer some seaside themed fare like steamed shrimp with a fresh cocktail sauce for dipping. Just don’t forget a bowl for the tails.

Spend some time looking online to find a guide to the perfect chili to really give your guests something to get excited over, or find a buffalo chicken dip recipe to get your friends and family’s mouths watering.


Welcome your friends and family into a home that’s unapologetically supporting your team by crafting a custom wreath. Head to any craft store and pick up artificial flowers in the colors of your team and weave them into a circle, as a show of support you can hang on the front door of your home. And, while you’re grabbing those flowers, pick up some coasters to match the color scheme of your team to bring the spirit to the family room furniture!

Pick up some balloons—some with helium, and some without. This will really elevate things from watching a game with some friends over to a full-fledged party for a team worth celebrating.

Preparing the Space

While your guests are watching the game, keep in mind they can only be kept on the edge of their seats if they have somewhere to sit. Make sure to have enough spots to keep all of your guests comfortable and to avoid somebody having to stand the entire game. Take advantage of your home’s garage as a space to store extra folding chairs and a table to make sure everybody has a place to sit down and enjoy the food you made.

Whether it’s the start of the college football season or a Super Bowl watch party, these recipes are sure to be a hit with any crowd. Make sure your space is properly prepared to host a number of friends and families with enough seats for everybody and coasters for the drinks to protect your end tables and windowsills. You can find more tips on how to decorate your space and crowd-pleasing recipes by Liking Lennar on Facebook.

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