If you're planning to host a tailgate party that starts early in the day, you might be wondering where to begin. Unlike regular tailgate parties, you don't necessarily have the luxury of spending hours grilling or preparing food before kickoff.
So, what are the best foods to bring for a morning watch party, and how can you get ahead on prep? Fortunately, I've got you covered with plenty of phenomenal ideas to keep you ahead of the game.
You'll be surprised to know that many breakfast foods are tailgate-friendly! These recipes are delicious, transportable, and easy to serve, allowing you to start your morning right and have a stress-free game day.
Tailgate breakfast food spreads
It can be challenging to prepare food for a big crowd at events like tailgating, especially when it comes to breakfast foods. A solution to this problem is making big-batch recipes such as pancakes, omelets, or oatmeal. To make it even better, create a breakfast bar with custom toppings and fillings to accompany the main dish.
This way, everyone can choose their desired ingredients. You can either make the food ahead of time and keep it warm in a slow cooker while serving, or you can bring a portable grill and cook it fresh for everyone! For some inspiration, take a look at these unique breakfast-style food spreads for your next pre-lunch start time.
Hearty tailgate breakfast ideas
When you’re planning on a long watch party, it's a good idea to provide your guests with some delicious and filling foods that can be easily eaten on the go.
One excellent option for a morning tailgate party is to serve protein-packed breakfast classics with eggs and some type of meat. For example, you can make brunch favorites like Breakfast Tacos and Overnight Strata tailgate-friendly by prepping them the night before.
This way, you won't be rushed in the morning and can enjoy your party to the fullest. With these hearty dishes, no one will go hungry, and everyone will have enough energy to cheer on the team.
Light tailgate breakfast options
Although many people enjoy a satisfying meal in the morning, some people prefer a light breakfast. To cater to all guests, having a couple of lighter options available alongside your regular breakfast items is a good idea.
These smaller portions can be a lot of fun and offer a variety of flavors. There are some fantastic recipes here for your pre-lunch start time. For instance, include Mini Quiches, colorful Fruit Skewers, or other individually portioned foods that can be enjoyed on their own or with more filling food items.
Tailgating during breakfast can provide a different experience than later in the day. However, it presents an opportunity for fun and creating unique foods you wouldn't typically enjoy while watching your favorite team play.
With the help of these recipes, you can make flavorful dishes that will satiate your morning hunger and impress your guests. From whimsical French Toast Kabobs to sweet and savory Hawaiian Breakfast Sliders, any of these options will start your day with a win.