Make a budget:
First thing you should do is to make a budget for this party. You should know how much you can spend on this party. The answers will help you in deciding everything, seating, drinks, food and other activities. You must remember that it just needs little bit of planning and research to organise a Tailgate party in a limited budget.
An NHL tailgate party is incomplete without friends. The basic idea behind this party is to have some fun and double the excitement of the match. You should notify your friends about the party and invite them well before time. Do not forget to get confirmation by calling them.
Next thing you should do is to make all arrangements in advance. It is better to prepare everything one day before the event. If it is an important NHL game then you will have to arrange some money to get good parking.
You should plan some activities to keep your friends engaged and entertained. It can be anything for example card games, table games, group singing to applaud your favourite team etc.
As you are hosting this party so it is better to get there early so that you can finalise the arrangements if something is still incomplete. By doing this, you can also make the parking lot a better place to sit and enjoy. You can arrange your tables, chairs or barbecue grill and make maximum use of that space.
Make your food:
Barbecue is the best thing you can do in such party. However, you should also bring some baked items to add some variety in your menu. Similarly, you should also bring plenty of drinks and a cooler to keep them chilled. Keep the menu simple but delicious. Make sure you make all the type of food that your friends or family will enjoy.