A Charleys catered meal box, including a cheesesteak, chips, and cookie. Box lunch.

Tips for a Great Gameday Party

Fall is here! Time for cold nights, warm cheesesteaks, and lots of football. If you’re hosting a gameday party, it’s important to give your guests the best possible food, drinks, and game-time experience. Here are our tips for making your gameday party a winner.

Enjoy the Game!

A great viewing experience is the key to a successful gameday party. Whether you’re hosting die-hard football fanatics or casual sports fans, you’ll want to make sure that your guests can clearly see and hear the action. Make sure there’s enough seating for everyone, and that all the seats in the house have a clear view of the game. Sound is essential, too. It’s easy to miss important calls in the middle of a party, so turn up the volume and maybe even put on subtitles.

Share the Wifi Password

Let’s be honest – on packed college football Saturday or Sundays filled with NFL games, your guests might want to check in on other games. Share your wifi password so they can quickly check game scores and check in on their fantasy league.

Plan Your Menu

If you’re feeding a group of hungry football fans, there’s nothing worse than waiting until halftime to order food (and waiting forever for the delivery). Make yourself the MVP of the game by getting Charleys catered! Whether you’re feeding close friends or a small army, you can easily order boxed cheesesteak meals, create a custom order of your favorite sandwiches, fries, and lemonades, or snag a party pack of Charleys classic or boneless wings. Order ahead at order.charleys.com and schedule delivery for just the right time.

Hydration is Key

Keeping your fridge (or cooler) well-stocked with beverages is essential. Make sure you have plenty of water on hand, and stock up on your friends’ favorite sodas. If you’re ordering Charleys, you can pair your cheesesteaks with our original real-fruit lemonades. They make great mixers, too!

Rep Your Team

Have your guests show their spirit by repping their favorite team. Don’t pass on this opportunity to wear your favorite tee, jersey, or team accessories! Make it a game by awarding a special prize to the best-dressed guest.

Add in Activities

Even the most dedicated football lovers need a break at halftime. Have party games available for guests to enjoy the breaks. Colder weather is great for table games like dominoes or Uno. You can even coordinate your own backyard football tournament!

Whether this is your first tailgate party or your fiftieth, follow these tips to throw a gameday party that everyone will enjoy.