Tips for Hosting a Football Watch Party in Your Sandlin Home
With football season finally upon us, our minds have now inevitably switched over to getting our home ready for the ultimate tailgating get-togethers—and when you live in one of our highly sought-after Sandlin Homes floor plans, the open-concept interior designs as well as the spacious backyard options will easily be able to create the perfect backdrop for an at-home tailgate on game day. If you’re ready to see how you could turn your home into the place to be in the neighborhood this football season—read on to learn a few easy tips to follow to get your home primed and ready.
Upgrade your seating areas
Whether you’re getting your home ready for a college or professional football game viewing party—the first thing that needs to be on your to-do list is to check that you have enough comfortable seating to go around when your home becomes filled with friends, family and neighbors. If the weather allows it, having the main seating area in your Sandlin backyard creates the perfect atmosphere that could make you feel as if you’re really back at the stadium itself. Creating additional outdoor seating never has to break the bank either—and simply adding folding lawn chairs can work wonders when you pair it with your current patio furniture. If you really like to get into the spirit, though—getting team branded napkins, table cloths and plates, or even a team-branded canopy or flag could be perfect for the day. It’s also never a bad idea to have a designated space for outdoor activities to further create the illusion of being back at the football stadium. A few games that are always crowd pleasers are ones like cornhole, ladder toss, spikeball or jenga—and they are especially easy to find as well if you don’t already own them. When it comes time for the actual game to begin—head back inside to your main living area to cheer on your favorite team.
Take your time creating your tailgating menu
In reality, the reason we love tailgating so much is the food—and in order to create the ultimate tailgating experience within your own home, preparing the ultimate tailgating menu is a crucial next step. Most times, deciding to keep the classic options on the menu will always go over great, but if you have the time and want to add a few additional items to the mix—steak, grilled corn or kebabs would be perfect. The fact that you can always have full access to your own kitchen during tailgating is one of the most incredible perks of being at home instead of the stadium. You’ll be able to make any layered dips, salsas or pasta salads the night before the big game in order to give yourself a stress-free morning before your guests arrive.
Create new game day traditions at home
Taking a trip to the stadium to tailgate on game days will always be an incredible day spent with your friends and family, but being able to create so many more new game day traditions in the comfort of your Sandlin home this season isn’t something you’ll want to pass up. If you’d like to learn more about some of our incredible new home communities surrounding the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area—give us a call at (817) 281-3509 or fill out our online form today.