If you've ever been tailgating, you know it's an atmosphere that's hard to replicate inside a living room or den: the building excitement for the big game, the smell of burgers and hot dogs on the grill, footballs being tossed overhead, people-watching and socializing with friends. So if tailgating is your preferred way to party before the big game -- but you aren't able to make it to the stadium lot of the Super Bowl -- why not organize a tailgating party in your own neighborhood?
The setup for this kind of party is about as easy as it gets: Simply set up a grill and some lawn chairs in your driveway and coordinate with other families on your block to do the same. Feel free to add some music and football or team décor for atmosphere, as well as footballs for kids (and adults) to toss around. The more people in your neighborhood who participate, the more of a tailgating environment you'll create.
And if you want to keep the community togetherness going throughout the evening, move the party to a neighborhood clubhouse or community center for the big game. You may not be seeing the Super Bowl in person, but you'll enjoy it with a rowdy crowd of friends.
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