Tips for Planning a NASCAR Tailgate Party at the Track
Are you a NASCAR fan who loves attending race events? If you are, are you also a tailgater? Tailgating is a word that is commonly used to describe parties that take place near the back area of trucks or other similar vehicles. If have not had a tailgating party before, you may want to consider throwing a small tailgating party at the next NASCAR race you attend. For tips on how you can go about doing so, please continue reading on.
The first step in creating a tailgating party at the track is by creating a list of what you would like to bring. This is important for food, snacks, drinks, and condiments. Nothing is worse than having an amazing hamburger, but nothing to put on it. Chances are someone else in the area will, but you will want to refrain from relying on others, just in case. On your checklist, be sure to include anything that you can think of, including specifics, such as a specific type of beer or another form of alcohol.
Speaking of food, snacks and drinks are easy to decide on, but you may still want to research recipes online. This is great for barbeque foods and snack dishes that may require some preparation. There are a number of free recipes that you can find online that are perfect for a NASCAR tailgating party. What you will want to do is perform a standard internet search with the phrase “tailgating recipes.” Of course, you can choose any recipe that you want, but you may want to place a focus on those that are easy to prepare, as well as those that are affordable to make.
It is also advised that you buy all of your supplies, namely your food, snacks and drinks, before you leave. If you are traveling in a large car or a motor home, this may be easy for you to do. Buying all needed supplies before you leave for your NASCAR trip gives you the opportunity to stock up on food, snacks, and drinks when you see them on sale. When shopping locally near the track, you may find higher prices and you may not have any idea as to what is on sale until you arrive at the store.
It is also important that you plan for extra guests, when looking to have a small NASCAR party at the track. If you are camping or just hanging out in the parking lot of a track before the race, you will likely meet and greet other race fans. In fact, that is part of the fun of attending a NASCAR race. For that reason, be sure to prepare for extra guests, both those that are invited and uninvited. A cooler filled with ice can be used to store any leftovers. In fact, these leftovers may come in handy as a nice snack or a quick meal right after the race.
Be sure to bring a camera with you. Having a small tailgating party before a NASCAR race is a fun experience, one that you will want to document with pictures. Whether the only people attending your party are family members or if a bunch of other NASCAR fans join you, your party is an event that you will likely never forget or want to forget for that matter.