Tailgating Planning Guide | Triangle Lawn Games

Tailgate Planning Guide

Learn More About Planning Events With Games!

Planning a great tailgate party is about more than just grilling burgers and cheering for your favorite team; it’s about creating an unforgettable experience that brings friends and fans together in celebration. Incorporating yard games into the festivities adds an extra layer of excitement and entertainment, turning the tailgate into a lively social gathering. Whether it’s a game of cornhole, beer pong, or ladder toss, these activities provide a fun and interactive way for attendees to pass the time before kickoff, fostering a sense of camaraderie and friendly competition among fellow tailgaters.

Yard games not only serve as a source of amusement but also help to enhance the overall atmosphere of the tailgate party. As fans gather to show their support for their team, these games provide a focal point for social interaction and bonding. Whether it’s challenging a rival fan to a game of horseshoes or teaming up with friends for a round of KanJam, these activities create memorable moments and strengthen the sense of community among tailgate attendees. Additionally, yard games offer a welcome break from the monotony of waiting, keeping spirits high and energy levels up as fans gear up for the main event.

Moreover, incorporating yard games into the tailgate party adds an element of versatility and inclusivity, catering to attendees of all ages and interests. While some may prefer to engage in lively discussions about the upcoming game, others may seek out opportunities for recreation and leisure. By offering a variety of games and activities, organizers can ensure that there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether they’re a die-hard sports fan or just there for the food and company. From classic lawn games to more modern variations, yard games help to make the tailgate party a dynamic and engaging experience that leaves a lasting impression on all who attend.

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Ideas for Lawn Games at Tailgates

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Cornhole is an idea game for wedding receptions or happy hours. Many folks know how to play, and it’s a fun and competetive game that can help make things more memorable. 



Putterball (sometimes called Battleputt) is an awesome game that is perfect for the golf loving guests at your wedding.



KanJam is a fun outdoor game that involves throwing a frisbee. Give it a try!

Giant Connect 4 Rental

Giant Connect 4

Connect 4 is an awesome game for tailgates and is awesome for kids OR even a fun drinking game (think – connect four plus flip cup). 


Stained Tumbling Towers

Also known as “J3NGA” this game is perfect for weddings as it can be played by a large number of people, is easy to learn, and helps add a fun vibe to the event.

Other Things to Consider When Planning a Tailgate

Planning a tailgate involves coordinating food, drinks, games, and logistics to ensure a fun and enjoyable pre-game gathering. Here are six planning items to consider:

  1. Location and Parking: Choose a suitable location for your tailgate, ideally close to the stadium or event venue. Check parking regulations and secure any necessary permits or passes in advance. Arrive early to claim a prime spot, and consider coordinating with other tailgaters if you’re part of a larger group.

  2. Food and Drinks: Plan your menu based on the number of attendees and their preferences. Consider classic tailgating fare such as burgers, hot dogs, barbecue, sandwiches, chips, and dips. Prepare food that’s easy to eat outdoors, and consider bringing a grill or portable stove for cooking. Stock up on a variety of beverages, including water, soda, beer, and cocktails, and don’t forget to bring along coolers or ice chests to keep drinks cold.

  3. Supplies and Equipment: Make a checklist of essential supplies and equipment you’ll need for your tailgate, including chairs, tables, tents or canopies for shade, grilling utensils, disposable plates and utensils, napkins, trash bags, and cleaning supplies. Pack a first aid kit, sunscreen, insect repellent, and any other items to ensure the comfort and safety of your guests.

  4. Entertainment and Games: Keep your guests entertained with games and activities that everyone can enjoy. Set up a portable speaker for music, bring along lawn games like cornhole, ladder toss, frisbee, or football for friendly competitions. Consider bringing a TV or projector to watch pre-game coverage or other sporting events.

  5. Theme and Decorations: Enhance the tailgating atmosphere with decorations that reflect your team spirit and personal style. Consider using team colors, flags, banners, pennants, and other decorative items to create a festive ambiance. Bring along folding tables or tailgate trailers for displaying decorations and serving food.

  6. Safety and Cleanup: Prioritize the safety of your guests by following proper food handling and grilling practices. Monitor alcohol consumption and ensure that guests have a designated driver or alternative transportation if needed. Dispose of trash responsibly by using designated bins or bags and cleaning up your tailgate area before leaving.

By considering these planning items carefully, you can host a successful tailgate that brings friends and fans together for a memorable pre-game celebration.

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What Games Do We Offer?

Cornhole Stained

Cornhole Sets

We have regulation cornhole sets available in bulk for tournaments and more.


Giant JEnga Stained

Giant Jenga

Great looking giant jenga that are perfect for kids or adults.


Giant Connect 4 Rental

Giant Connect 4

Super popular for kids and adults, is perfect for any event.


Giant Connect Four Stained

Stained Games

We offer elegant stained versions of many games like Connect 4 for weddings and events. 



+ Many More

We carry a large variety of other games like KanJam, Putterball, Laddergolf and more. 


What Else Do We Offer?

Custom Cornhole & Other Games
Custom Cornhole & Other Games
Custom Cornhole & Other Games
Custom Cornhole & Other Games