Top Tips for Hosting the Perfect College Football Watch PartySeptember 30, 2022

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September 30, 2022

No matter where you live, odds are there is a certain college football team that you either grew up watching, began cheering for throughout your college days or simply jumped on the bandwagon for when you realized how many of your friends and family members tuned in weekly to the games. Whatever the case may be, being able to host a successful college football watch party is a necessity when the season takes over. At Mungo Homes, we craft our floor plans to ensure that they are perfectly built for any type of social gathering you could possibly imagine—so read on to see a few of our top tips to ensure that your home is the place to be this year for every game day celebration.

Take care of the tailgate menu

There are three main reasons as to why most people attend a tailgating party. Some come for the social aspect, others come for the game itself, but no matter what, everyone comes for the food. With dependable GE™ appliances, many homes with a butler’s pantry, and a large island, the kitchen in your new Mungo home is the perfect spot to prepare your tailgate spread! If you’re ever in doubt on what you should serve, certain tailgating classics will never go out of style. Fire up the grill for an array of hamburgers, hotdogs and brats—or add a few exciting options into the mix with steak, grilled corn or kebabs. The snack table is especially important on game day, and one major perk of having your tailgate in the comfort of your own Mungo home is that you have full access to your kitchen at all times to refill everything in a matter of minutes. You’ll be able to make all of your desserts or layered dips and pasta salads the night before and ensure that they are fresh and ready to go whenever you need them. Never be afraid to switch things up every now and then—with a number of delicious tailgating recipes to try out on any given weekend, you can rest assured that your game day celebration will be the talk of the neighborhood. 

Double check everything 

From the seating arrangements to streaming the game itself—there is a clear list of things you will need to double check before your guests begin to arrive. You can’t have a football viewing party if you aren’t able to view the game itself, so let this be the moment when you double check that you either have the proper cable channel or the right streaming service to watch the game. Before your guests arrive—take a moment to check the station and ensure that everything is working properly so when kickoff starts, you won’t miss a single moment. 

When it comes to your seating arrangements for the event, it truly depends on how many guests you have coming over. If the party has grown exponentially—and if the weather allows it—this could be the perfect time to move the bigger part of the celebration outside to your Mungo home’s screened porch, patio or backyard. Creating additional outdoor seating is easily accomplished by simply adding in folding lawn chairs around your current patio furniture. When the party moves to your main indoor living space as soon as the game starts—comfort is key for any watch party. If you have a number of children attending, simply adding an assortment of pillows and blankets to the living room floor can create the perfect lounge area for them. All in all, as long as everyone has a place to sit to enjoy the game or simply chat over a drink—your game day will always be a success.


While the atmosphere at the football stadium is always incredible to experience firsthand, you might be surprised at how much you enjoy your at-home tailgate—especially when you live in an exceptionally-designed Mungo home. If you’re ready to make the move to a new construction home that was built to handle everything life has in store for you—fill out our online form today to learn more about what our team can do for you.

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