Tailgating is here! Football fans from all over are planning backyard tailgating parties with social distancing measures in place. A more private tailgating party can still be a fun one, especially if you do it up right.

This article shares some tips for how to tailgate at home with success.

For a chic television tailgating party that’s sure to impress your guests, follow these tips and advice from the tailgating experts at J&J Tent and Party Rentals.

Easy, Convenient, and COVID-Compliant

No need to break out the fancy Dixie Crystal flatware, any old brand will do for disposable plates and tableware. Disposable tableware is ideal for backyard tailgating. Easy disposal and totally COVID-19 compliant.

Set up your buffet line and drink table in a way that will make it easy to navigate and access. There’s nothing like being blocked by chit-chatting friends in front of the dessert table. For elderly family members, enlist the help of a family member to assist him or her with food selection, so they won’t have to balance plates and cups of food.

Make the food and drinks easily accessible by creating appetizer and drink stations throughout the house or on backyard tables if the tailgating party is an outdoor event. There’s nothing like an outdoor barbecue with friends and football in the autumn. Taking in the game near the crackling fire pit will make game day a warm and cozy one with friends.

Rent a Party Tent

You can provide shelter for your outdoor barbecue and tailgating party by renting a quality party tent as well as chairs, tables, and linens. Turn that backyard tailgating party into an event that your friends will talk about for years to come. A party tent rental comes in handy if rain showers are in the forecast. J&J Tent and Party Rentals’ tents are high quality and sturdy enough to withstand windy fall days in North Carolina.

Food Safety

Make sure you don’t leave the chicken out for too long. It only takes two hours or less for chicken to grow salmonella. Put the chicken wings in the fridge if it seems they’ve had enough takers. Chex Mix or a trail mix may be a good thing to keep out in a bowl. For more information about safe food temperatures, read the FDA’s Food Safety leaflet.

Party Tent Rentals

Don’t forget to consider party tent rentals if you choose to hold an outdoor tailgating party. This is a great way to social distance your guests and everyone loves fresh air. J&J Tent and Party Rentals offers a wide variety of party tents, tables, chairs, linens, lighting, audio, and dance stage equipment rentals. Call us today at (919) 977-3691 to reserve your party tent and accessories to make your backyard tailgating party a huge success despite COVID-19.

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