Make the Most of Your Senior Year Tailgating Parties
Expert Advice

It’s football season and you are in your senior year. After 13 years of school from kindergarten to 12th grade, you are excited to finally be about to embark on a new phase of your life. Maybe you are going to college and maybe not, but your high school team is in the finals, and you are ready to celebrate your soon-to-come freedom and hopefully a win for the Alma Mater. So, how do you do that? You got it! You are going to open up that F-250 and party out at a tailgating party in the parking lot of your school. Let’s take a look at what you can do and probably a few things you shouldn’t.

Decide on Who to Invite

The first thing to do is decide who to invite to your tailgating party. Bear in mind that you will almost always be located in the parking lot of your school, so you may get a few stragglers who want to invite themselves. If you can come up with enough snacks and drinks, let them join in. If not, you can gracefully tell them that this is a ‘by invitation only’ gathering.

Get Ready to Record the Fun

If any of your crowd has a good camcorder, don’t forget to video record the party. This is something for the memory books that you won’t want to ever forget the tiniest detail. If you or a friend has a gaming computer set up with a fast GPU like those on, let them edit and digitally send copies to all who attended.

Be Careful of What You Serve

There are actually only a few states in which those 18 and older can legally drink beer and wine but not liquor. Those states would be:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.

Other states like Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma and South Dakota allow those 18 years of age to drink beer with an AVV of 3.2% but 21 for all else.

But, having said that, if you are in school grounds or within so many feet of the school, you had better move that F-250 a bit farther away! Also, be careful not to let anyone under the age of 18 even have a sip of beer or wine because you will be considered an adult and will reap the consequences.

Watching the Game Live from the Lot

Whether you are parked on the school lot minus the beer or a block away, don’t forget you can always watch the game live on that laptop mentioned above with a fast GPU. Have someone in the stadium stream it live and then have a laptop at your tailgating site. This way you can follow the home team and celebrate your final tailgating party of your senior year. Make the most of it while you can and bring home the memories as well.

As one final reminder, please don’t drink more than you should because it is dangerous to drink and drive. Don’t go over the federal limit of a 0.08 BAC. Did you know that drunk driving is the second leading cause of teenage death? Do have fun at your party but don’t go overboard. Your future depends on it.