It’s that time of year again, football season! And with football season comes another staple, tailgating. Tailgating is a fun way for people to come together and support their favorite teams. No invitation needed! No matter the weather or the opponent, Louisianians never need an excuse to come together, have a ball, and celebrate our favorite football teams.
It’s no secret that Louisianians know how to cook. Anything we can cook in the kitchen; we can definitely whip up in the parking lot before the big game. Stick with local favorites that you can create large pans of, such as jambalaya or boudin. Simple dishes, like hot dogs and hamburgers, work well too and are often a crowd favorite.
Just like your favorite team, make sure to have a game plan when it comes to your tailgating menu. Do all your prep work at home!
Show Your Colors
A festive atmosphere always puts people in a gameday mood. Only setting up one plain table and throwing some chips and dip out is not going to cut it. From a table cloth decorated with your team colors and logo to setting up a pop-up man cave full of team memorabilia, your tailgating atmosphere is essential for keeping everyone pumped for the game.
To go the extra mile, tailgate with Louisiana’s favorite tailgating accessory, a Ford F-150. It’s large bed and cab are perfect for storage, setting up food, or lounging before the game. With the right set up, the opportunities are endless!
Clean Up After Yourself
Bring plenty of trash bags, paper towels, and even disinfectant wipes. Industrial grade trash bags are definitely recommended. People will be running through food, cups, utensils, napkins, you name it. You don’t want your trash bag exploding mid-tailgate. Make sure your group follows your example and leaves the tailgating space cleaner than when you arrived.
From everyone at Lamarque Ford, we hope everyone has a safe and happy tailgating season!