Everything You Need to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party

The holidays might be over, but that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to celebrate. After all, it’s football season, and that means it’s the perfect time to throw a tailgate party for your family and friends! If you’ve never thrown one before and don’t know where to start, or if you have thrown one and you’re looking for tips on making your parties extra special, here’s a list of essentials that will make sure your tailgate party is the one everybody’s talking about.


Food & Drinks

This is probably the very first thing you think of when it comes to tailgate parties, right? From burgers and chips to beer and soda to unique options like garlic knots or a cheese board, your menu is an easy way to add personality to your party. Just make sure you remember to bring coolers for drinks and cold snacks, as well as portable grills and camp stoves to keep your food hot and fresh.



Everybody knows how much sports fans love decking things out with their team colors. Tailgate parties are an excuse to go all out with banners, lights, and other decorations to show your unbreakable team spirit.



Is it really a tailgate party if you can’t watch the game? Grab your biggest, highest-resolution TV and your best-quality speakers and put them together for an outdoor watch party setup. For downtime before and after the game or during commercials, make sure you have a stereo system or a phone hookup with its own speakers so you’re never without tunes.

Power Sources

With such an elaborate setup, you’re going to need plenty of power to keep things charged and running smoothly. A Vanpowers Solar Generator set is your best friend for situations like these. Not only is it portable, but it also charges a variety of devices and appliances quickly and simultaneously thanks to its 14 output ports. The solar panels can recharge the power station while it’s still powering your TV, speakers, electric burners, and phone chargers, so you’ll never be left high and dry even when your usage is at the max. What’s more, you can take full advantage of the SPP 2000’s 2096Wh capacity without racking up extra charges on your electric bill.


You can visit the Vanpowers website for more information on getting your portable power needs met. We hope you and your friends have an absolute blast at your tailgate party!