How to Host a Tailgate Party like No Other, from Home!

The most wonderful time of the year is here: football season! Oklahoma is known for our college football teams, and for many of us, football is a way of life. Even if you cannot attend and tailgate in person, you can still enjoy the games from the comfort of your own backyard. This year, make your home the center of the action with these tips for throwing a great football watch party at home.

Make the TV the Star of the Show

Keeping your eyes glued to the screen so you don’t miss a play? For a realistic tailgating experience, set the flatscreen up outside or grab a projector and throw up a white sheet for an outdoor big screen experience. Invite guests to bring their own folding chairs so everyone can relax in comfort while social distancing outdoors. You may also want to consider bringing a fan or two outside so your gang can stay cool while they watch the game.

Keep it Fun for Everyone!

While the adults enjoy the big game, set up some fun activities on the lawn to keep the kids entertained, such as:

And if you or your guests are feeling young at heart, why not join in the fun?

The Food Is Everything

It is not a tailgate party without some amazing BBQ, beer, and sides. At Cookshack, we’ve got you covered. Here are some great recipes you can make for the big day:


Sausages are easy to cook and even easier to grab. With these recipes, they will be gone as soon as you put the tray down!

Burgers & Sandwiches

Nothing is more patriotic than enjoying a delicious burger or sandwich as you watch the game. Take one of these recipes for a spin at your next tailgate or backyard BBQ.

Veggies & Sides

It is never a meal without the mouthwatering sides. Throw some of these recipes together for the veggie lovers in your life on game day!


Isn’t everyone’s favorite time of the party when they bring out the dessert? Ours sure is! We hope you left some room for these tasty treats.

Looking for even more fun recipes? At Cookshack, we are passionate about everything BBQ, so check out our website for more tantalizing recipes, or grab one of our recipe books today!

Want to showcase your tailgate game this season? Check out our selection of spices and rubs to give your BBQ some extra flavor. To learn more about how you can take your BBQ to the next level, give Cookshack a call or visit our website today.