Whether you’re in Phoenix or Philadelphia, the ‘polar vortex’ has chilled everything down just a bit this year, driving would-be tailgaters indoors (and inspiring this ‘masterpiece’.) Lucky for you, Chaheati is here to save the day! We’ve assembled the definitive guide to an outdoor party in colder climes. You can thank us now– you’ll be too busy later, accepting high-fives and basking in the glow of your post-game awesomeness.
Watching the Game
Obviously, if you don’t have a massive, all-weather tv setup, you’ll need some other way to broadcast the game. Smaller pop-up screens can work well with a decent projector so everyone has a good view of the commercials game.
Don’t forget about seating! No one wants to sit on your milk-crate-and-plywood benches, no matter how reminiscent of your favorite college bleachers. Plan ahead for some comfy seating. Natch, we recommend the full line of Chaheati heated camp chairs. Already have camp chairs? Now you can heat them too! Our new Heated Add On converts your chair into a pocket of cozy comfiness for maximum game enjoyment.
Food and Beverages
Second only to the actual televised event is…food! Tailgating outside in winter requires a little more planning than a crudite tray, but it can also be waaay more yummy. Consider slow-cooker meatballs and keep hotdog buns in a makeshift ‘heater’ for an easy meatball sandwich. Chili is a perennial fave- kick it up a notch with a hot sauce sampler.
Although the die-hards will still want a cold beer, your other guests will appreciate some warm beverage options. Haul out your crock pot for some hot buttered rum or go family-friendly with some white hot chocolate.
On the Sidelines
There are always a few party guests who don’t understand Superbowl etiquette. They talk through the commercials, want you to explain basic game rules, and are clearly only ‘here for the beer’. Providing alternative activities is a great way to accommodate these guests and enjoy the game properly.
Basket-pong brings everyone’s favorite party game to wherever the party is happening, and ensures that no one will pull a hamstring lugging the big pong table around. For the under-21 crowd, printable football bingo is sure to score the extra point.
So sit back (in your warm Chaheati chair, of course), relax, and enjoy the game. Your epic outdoor tailgate is about to begin!