The Best TVs of 2015 vs 2014 TVs: Latest Innovations

the best TVS

Over the last few years, technology seen in televisions has continued to advance at an incredible rate. Improved picture quality in LED and smart tech that allows you to use your television to access email, social media, and streaming services are just a few innovations that we now take for granted. For the best deals and breakdown of innovative features, P.C. Richard & Son has compiled a “best of” list to help you in your search for determining which TV will best fit your entertainment dreams.

Television Features

When shopping for a new television, consider the following:

  • Your budget
  • Type of display preferred: LCD, LED or OLED
  • Contrast ratio or the difference between the set’s whitest white and darkest black
  • Is it a smart TV with built-in Wi-Fi?
  • How thin is the set (important if hanging or if space is an issue)
  • Do you want a curved TV?

Best TVs of 2014: A Look Back

Sony’s 65X900B series, a 4K television, was considered one of the best in 2014 offering superior 4K resolution, an advanced backlight control system and Triluminos color technology.

2014 was the year of the curve — the curved TV, most notably the Samsung UNHU9000, was considered a top of the line TV option. The curved screen of this television allows for optimum viewing regardless of where the viewer sits within the room.  This means that whether you’re moving around the room while getting ready for the day, or having a season premier viewing party for your favorite show, there’s never a bad seat in the house.

Should you consider a 2014 model even though it’s 2015? Absolutely, if the price fits your budget (especially on Black Friday sales) and the model has the features and high-quality you desire.

Best 2015 TVs

As technology advances each year, televisions adapt, evolve and arrive in the showroom with innovative features that once would have been considered space-age or futuristic. From improved quality of 3-D TV viewing to advancements in sound and picture quality via OLED technology, the best TVs of 2015 have it all.

A television with OLED or organic light-emitting diode actually creates light versus blocking allowing for an enhanced viewing experience. OLED technology offers less motion blur or lag than a set with LCD technology and it’s more energy efficient.

CNET rates the LG EG9600 series as excellent and a television that delivers the best picture quality. A smart TV with web browser, the LG is an ultra-slim, 4K HD OLED set with built-in Wi-Fi.

Another option among the best of 2015 is the Samsung UN65JU7100, also rated by CNET. This model is a 65-inch slim TV that’s sleek and stylish. It features 4K technology for ultimate in picture resolution and HD LED quality. As a smart TV, this Samsung effortlessly provides access to your favorite apps, social media, live TV and video on demand.

For a high-quality, 65-inch, 4K ultra HD LED curved television, consider the Samsung UN65JS9000.

Shop P.C. Richard & Son for the best television to fit your budget and entertainment needs. If you’re not sure which set may be best for you, contact one of our sales representatives at 877-727-1909


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Parent’s Guide to a Safe & Fun Halloween


From costSafe Halloween Blogumes to candy, Halloween is jam-packed with fun and treats! As parents we want our little ones to enjoy trick-or-treating, but we also want them to be safe.  Here are some great safety tips that will ensure a happy and safe Halloween:

Trick-or-Treating in Your Neighborhood: Safety Tips

  • Plan ahead. Plan your route before heading out. Map out a direct route that has sidewalks or safe pathways to walk and the fewest street crossings.
  • Young children should never be out alone without adult supervision, especially during the night. If you can’t go trick-or-treating with your children, make sure they’re going with a group and an adult who can. If you have older children that are mature enough to go out on their own, remember to reinforce safety concerns with them and establish rules before they head out.
  • Be careful crossing roads. Remind kids to always cross at corners and look both ways before they cross any street. Tell them to never run out between cars to cross roads and, if they need to cross a larger road with heavier traffic, always cross at a corner where there are traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Lose the distractions. In the world of electronics you can easily be distracted. When you are out tricking-or-treating, put your devices away.
  • Stay out of the road. Walk on sidewalks whenever possible and always watch for cars backing out or pulling into driveways.

Costume Safety Tips

  • Make sure it fits. If your child is in a costume that is too big or loose on them, they can easily trip or snag on objects or other people. Costumes can also be potentially dangerous around open flames, such as candles, which are very commonly used around Halloween.
  • Choose flame-resistant materials. Check the label to make sure that your child’s costume is made out of flame-resistant materials. If you are making your own costume, make sure to use flame-resistant fabrics and materials as well.
  • Watch your neck. Avoid accessories that could potentially strangle or injure a child. Make sure jewelry, cords, sashes, capes etc. are not too long or look for these accessories that come with a breakaway safety clasp to avoid your child getting caught on something and potentially choking them. 
  • Be careful with masks. If your child’s costume has a mask, make sure they only wear it for pictures or when receiving candy at the door. Masks can obstruct your child’s view so they shouldn’t be walking around with them on all the time. Be sure it fits properly and your child can breathe comfortably when it’s on.
  • Check your face paint. If you decided to skip the mask and go with face paint instead, you still need to be careful. Choose face paint that is FDA approved, as not all non-toxic products are safe to use on the face. 
  • Safe accessories. Most Halloween costumes come with fun accessories such as swords, knives, wands, etc. Be sure these items are soft and flexible. Sharp edges may result in injury to another child or your own.
  • Be seen in the dark. If you will be out trick-or-treating at night be safe and tape or sew reflective material onto your child’s costume so they can be seen by cars. You should also consider carrying a flashlight with you while you are out with your kids.
  • Proper shoes. Most footwear that come with costumes are not meant for outdoor use, so while out trick-or-treating swap the costume shoes for some more comfortable sneakers.

Halloween Food Safety Tips

  • No snacking. Don’t allow your children to snack from their goody bags while they’re out trick-or-treating. Before you head out have them eat first so they don’t become hungry and grab from the bag.
  • Inspect the treats. Tell your children to not eat any candy before you have inspected it. Throw away any candy that has not been commercially wrapped or looks like it has been tampered with. Some neighbors may like to give out home-baked cookies or treats, but it’s best to throw those away. Because you have no sure way of knowing what ingredients it contains, tell your children to say “no thank you” prior to receiving those types of treats.
  • Food allergies. If your child has food allergies you will need to check labels carefully to make sure they are safe for your child to eat. Once again, ditch the homemade goods.
  • Choking hazards. If you have very young children, be sure to remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys. 

We wish you all a very safe and happy Halloween!


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Home for the Holidays: Cozy Guest Room Ideas & Essentials

Home For The Holidays

The invitation has been extended and accepted. Now it’s time to prepare the room for your holiday guests. Let P.C. Richard & Son help you prepare for visitors with guest room ideas for family and friends.

Reclaim the Space as a Bedroom

If you’ve been using the spare room as a workout space, office, craft room or a dumping ground for the stuff your family accumulates, now is the time to reclaim the space as an actual bedroom. Clear out any personal items and thoroughly clean the room from top to bottom, including carpet and window treatment cleaning. If possible, relocate any exercise equipment as it will make the room and your guests feel cramped for space during their visit.

Guest Room Essentials: Comfortable Mattress

The impending arrival of holiday guests is the ideal occasion to access your guest room essentials. If the bed features a mattress that sags and is so uncomfortable no one else in the house will use it, your guests will hate it as much as you do. Consider replacing the old guest room mattress with one that offers comfort and a good night’s sleep. A queen mattress easily accommodates two adults, even if one is taller than six feet.
Mattress toppers and pads are an easy way to update an older, but still good mattress. A mattress topper can add a bit of plushness to a very firm mattress, while a quality mattress pad cover can help protect it from moisture, spills and the occasional bedwetting accident.

Quality Bedding

Treat your holiday guests to new, high-quality sheet sets instead of mismatched linens that have been in storage for the last year. Bedgear’s Dri-Tec sheets are luxurious to the touch and the queen set easily fits a 22-inch deep mattress without pulling up during the night.
Add two TempurPedic Cloud Soft pillows to the bed as well. These are ideal for guests because they offer all-night comfort for side, back and stomach sleepers. Don’t forget to include at least one extra pillow per guests because many people enjoy sleeping with more than one pillow.

Make the Bed

Of course you’re planning to make the bed before your guests arrive. However, the bed is the focal point of the room, so the comforter/bedspread and accent pillows chosen do make a difference. A neutral bedspread makes it easy to add pops of color with pillows, décor and window treatments. Depending on the room’s overall design, a family heirloom bedspread may make the most impact with the remaining room accents chosen to complement that one piece.
Tip: Provide your guests with at least one or two extra blankets, including a cozy throw blanket.

Room Accents and Details

For a truly cozy guest room, it’s the little details that matter. For the holidays, consider hanging a wreath on the wall or displaying a small, tabletop Christmas tree on chest of drawers. Neatly fold the guest towels and then tie with a ribbon and bow, like a present, before placing on the bed or chair. Add decorative throw rugs to warm up hardwood or tile floors, but make sure they have non-skid backing for safety. At night, place a tray with a pitcher of water and glasses in the room. Don’t forget to add a nightlight to illuminate the space as needed.

Entertaining overnight guests during the holidays is a great way to share the season’s magic and joy. Let P.C. Richard & Son be there for all your home essential needs to make your guests always feel welcome and special.


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Fall Inspired Sweet Treats

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One of the best things about fall, from a food lover’s perspective, is of course the food! Below are some of our favorite apple and pumpkin inspired sweet treats this season:







Salted Caramel Apple Pie BarsSalted-Caramel-Apple-Pie-Bars

Recipe source:  Sally’s Baking Addiction


Shortbread Crust:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)1
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (70g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • homemade salted caramel sauce (step-by-step photos included)


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F (149°C). Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving enough overhang on all sides. Set aside.
  • Make the crust: Stir the melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the flour and stir until everything is combined. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes while you prepare the filling and streusel.
  • Make the apple filling: Combine the sliced apples, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until all of the apples are evenly coated. Set aside.
  • Make the streusel: Whisk the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in a medium bowl. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or two forks (or even with your hands) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • Remove the crust from the oven, and turn the oven up to 350°F (177°C). Evenly layer the apples on top of the warm crust. It will look like there are too many apple slices, so layer them tightly and press them down to fit. Sprinkle the apple layer with streusel and bake for 30–35 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or overnight). Lift the foil or parchment out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into bars. I usually cut them into 16 smaller bars, but you can cut them into 12 larger bars. Once cut, drizzle some salted caramel sauce on top of each. These apple pie bars can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature, or even cold.
  • Make ahead tip: The bars will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. You can freeze the bars for up to 3 months. Then, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving and drizzling with caramel.

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Recipe source:  A Family Feast

Serves: 10 servings (using 9-ounce cups)Mini Cheesecake


For the crust:

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers (about 9 crackers)
  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

For the filling:

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1-ounce package sugar free cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix (or ⅓ of a non-sugar free instant pudding may be used)
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, plus extra for garnish if desired


  • Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse the crackers into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter, sugar and brown sugar and pulse until combined.
  • Spoon the crumbs into individual 9-ounce plastic cups (or other individual sized cups for serving). Place in the refrigerator to set while you are preparing the filling.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until light and creamy.
  • Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and pudding mix and beat until completely mixed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix again until well combined.
  • Change your stand mixture attachment to the wire whisk. On slow speed, fold in the tub of Cool Whip until well combined.
  • Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to firm up.
  • Using a large pastry bag with a large tip, or a spoon, top the graham cracker crust in each cup with the pumpkin mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.

Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Recipe source: Cincy Shopper 


  • 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 crusts)Caramel-Apple-Pie-Cookies-3
  • 5 oz Caramel Topping
  • 10 oz Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray and set aside.
  • Allow crusts to warm slightly to make them easier to work with.
  • Dust work area with flour and slightly roll out crusts.
  • Spread a thin layer of caramel on one of the crusts.
  • Use a knife to chop pie filling into smaller pieces and spread over top of caramel.
  • Cut other crust into 1/2″ strips.
  • use strips to create a lattice top over pie covered crust.
  • Cut out circles and transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  • Beat egg in bowl until well blended.
  • Mix together sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Brush lattice tops with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese

Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking sodapumpkin-sugar-cookies2-edit+srgb.1
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup unflavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp milk


For the cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger for 20 seconds, set aside.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg yolks one at a time. Mix in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Scoop dough out and shape into 3 Tbsp balls (I just filled 1/4 cup 3/4 full). Place on Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets (you’ll only be able to fit about 8 per sheet, these are fairly large cookies), and using your fingers lying flat, evenly flatten cookies into rounds until they are slightly under 1/2-inch thick. Bake in preheated oven 11 – 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Store in an airtight container.

For the frosting:

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy. Mix in cinnamon, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Mix in enough milk to reach desired consistency and mix until smooth and slightly fluffy.

Looking for some more delicious recipes, follow our “Fall Inspired Recipes” board on Pinterest and if you have any recipes of your own you would like to share please do in the comment section below!



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Make Household Cleaning a Team Effort

Household Cleaning a Team Effort

We know it’s not easy to keep a home neat and clean, but when it comes to tackling chores it’s much better to make it a team effort then to go it alone. Here are some tips and tricks on how to get everybody involved.

Start Them Young

Do you think your child(ren) are too young to take on chores? Think again! Younger children are natural helpers and take pride in accomplishing tasks. The key is assigning tasks that are within their capabilities. If your children are young 2 or 3 years of age, assign a simple task such as putting their toys away when they are done playing. At first you will need to help them and give them direction. For example, if there are a pile of Lego blocks on the floor, tell them you would like them to put their Legos away. Show them where they go; being specific will make it easier for them to understand what you want them to do. It also helps to label toy bins with pictures so they know what bins to put specific toys back into. Initially you will put in more time, but once you have helped them a few times they will want to do this on their own.

With Age Comes Responsibility

As children get older, don’t hesitate to give them more responsibility. Take advantage of your child’s curiosity of spray bottles, Swiffers and their natural closeness to the floor. Show them how to do a task, explain the step by step process, and let them try it on their own. Remember, it’s important to thank them and remind them that everyone in the household has an important job to do. Unfortunately, as they get a little older you may find that they need a little more than praise to motivate them. Here are some tricks to try:

  • Embrace Their Imagination. Young kids around 5 or 6 years of age have huge imaginations, so use that to your benefit and make it fun for them. Create a character for them to become, like “Danielle the Dust Buster” or “Carter’s Cleaning Crew” and dress them up with rubber gloves, aprons or hats that help them play the part.


  • Just Dance. Play some music and have your kids dance through their chores! Make it more fun by handing out medals for creative cleaning dance moves.


  • Sticker Chart. Make a sheet and hang it where your child can see it. List all their chores in one column and in another column list rewards and the number of stickers it takes to redeem each reward. As they accomplish each chore, give them a sticker. Once they have enough to redeem a reward they have a choice to make: cash them in and get their reward, or save them to cash in later for an even bigger reward. For example, if your child has earned 5 stickers and the reward for 5 stickers is their pick for family movie night, but the reward for 10 stickers is a trip to the movie theater, they can cash them in for the first reward or save them until they have more stickers for the next reward. Once they cash in their stickers they start from the beginning again. You pick the rewards and you set the sticker amounts, you can go as high as you want, and be sure to switch out the rewards from time to time to hold their interest. This will help motivate them without rewarding every task they accomplish.

As your children grow older how you reward or motivate them will become more sophisticated, but don’t focus on the rewards. Instill in them the reasoning behind why everyone in the household has responsibilities and why it’s important as a family for it to be a team effort. There shouldn’t have to be a reward for every time your child helps out around the house, they should want to help out and feel good about why they are doing it.

Do As I Do

It is important for everyone to have chores in the household, including the adults in the home. When you make a chore list be sure to add yourself and your spouse to it so your children can see how everyone plays a part.

As your kids get older they can take on more responsibility, and as a family you can all change up the duties every once in awhile to ensure nobody gets bored of doing the same thing over and over again.  Sit down once a month to delegate chores and divide them up by how long each one takes. So if the total amount of time it takes to accomplish all chores is 30 minutes and there are 4 people in your household, everyone needs to choose 7-8 minutes worth of chores to make it fair. Add some fun by challenging each other to go above and beyond with their chores during the month, whoever does go the extra mile gets first dibs on picking chores for the following month.

Cleaning the home doesn’t have to be a dull chore. If you work together as a team it can actually be fun! If you have any suggestions, tips or tricks to add please let us know in the comments below; we would love to hear what works for you!


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Carrie Underwood at The iHeartRadio Theater Presented by P.C. Richard & Son!


Carrie Underwood will be at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son on Thursday, October 22, 2015! Only 200 people will be allowed into this exclusive show, and your chance is on Facebook.

The iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son is a 200-person venue in New York City that hosts exclusive concert events. You cannot buy tickets to these private performances; you can only win your way in on the P.C. Richard & Son Facebook and Twitter pages.

How to Enter
You can enter for a chance to win tickets to this show by filling out the entry form on Facebook after liking our page.

Good luck, and hope to see you at the show!


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Video Game New Releases – October 2015


October VG Releases

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

From the groundbreaking storytellers at Naughty Dog, comes the genre-defining epic that revolutionized adventure storytelling, rebuilt by Bluepoint Games with the power of the PS4 system. Experience one of the most revered game series of all time as you follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries. Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasure. UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection includes the singleplayer campaigns for UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

Release Date: 10/9/15 Pre-Order Now!


Guitar Hero Live Bundle

It’s About to Get Real! Guitar Hero Live is here. FreeStyleGames have reinvented the legendary Guitar Hero franchise, with two innovative new gameplay modes and an all-new guitar controller.

GH Live mode puts you onstage, looking out: you get a heart-stopping first-person perspective as a real crowd reacts to the notes you play. Or switch over to GHTV — a playable music video network, where you can play along in real time, discover new music, and challenge friends around the world.

Release Date: 10/20/15 Pre-Order Now!


Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

London. 1868. The Industrial Revolution. An age of invention and prosperity, built on the backs of working class slaves. As gangster assassin Jacob Frye, you will recruit your gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to take back London in a visceral adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat.

Release Date: 10/23/15 Pre-Order Now!


Halo 5: Guardians

A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is missing and his loyalty questioned. Experience the most dramatic Halo story to date in a 4-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds. Challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes: Warzone, massive 24-player battles, and Arena, pure 4-vs-4 competitive combat.

Release Date: 10/27/15 Pre-Order Now!


WWE 2K16

The authority in WWE video games returns with WWE 2K16! The newest addition to the flagship WWE franchise will deliver authentic, high-powered and hard-hitting action, including fan-favorite features and new WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends, gameplay innovations, presentation updates and more.

Release Date: 10/27/15 Pre-Order Now!


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Creating the Ultimate Backyard Tailgate



Backyard Tailgate

Football season is here! If you follow the games or not, there is room for everyone to get involved in the excitement. Game day is a great excuse to get friends and family together for some fun and good food. If you like throwing parties, and want to impress your friends, here’s everything you need to throw the ultimate backyard tailgate:


The Big Game on a Big Screen 

Don’t make a rookie mistake and use an indoor TV outside. Even if you plan to take the TV back inside after the game, you run a risk of damaging the TV and voiding your warranty. Instead, try a SunBrite Outdoor TV or outdoor projection screen.  It may seem like a bit of an investment, but once you tailgate outside you will never want to watch in the house again. And, don’t just think football… think of other sporting events, movies, or favorite shows, like The Walking Dead, that you can watch outdoors as well.


Take a Seat

It’s doubtful you have enough patio furniture to seat all your guests. You might, but if not there is nothing wrong with doing a BYOC: Bring Your Own Chair. Most people own some sort of portable chair, whether they’re beach chairs, camping chairs or folding chairs, and having them bring their own works perfectly with the tailgating theme.


Something Smells Good

A tailgate isn’t a tailgate without the smell of BBQ in the air. The perfect grill for tailgating is one that has an extra work surface for prepping and a side burner for cooking chili and stews. The Weber Genesis Series 3 Burner Gas Grill would be our pick to get the job done. And, if you need some delicious BBQ inspiration, check out Tailgating Recipes for the Grill.


Everybody Likes Cold Beverages

If you only have one thing for a tailgate, it should be a seemingly endless supply of cold drinks. A cooler serves this purpose fine, but remember to label your coolers; you don’t want your guests consistently opening the cooler that you have stored your food in looking for a beverage. To avoid this altogether, make the jump from rookie to MVP status and upgrade to an outdoor refrigerator. With an outdoor refrigerator you can store all your food for the grill and leave the coolers for the beverages. Check out How to Run a Refrigerator Outside.

For those of you who really enjoy outdoor entertaining, you may want to consider purchasing an Outdoor Island Package. It includes the grill and refrigerator in one!


Get the Party Started

Music is the key to setting the mood, and the mood at your tailgate should be high energy! You will need a Bluetooth speaker or outdoor speakers to play that awesome playlist you put together. Looking for a pre-made playlist? Check out the Top 50 Pregame Pump Up Songs from – it’s sure to get your guests ready for the game.


Get Everyone Involved

Getting everyone involved is the best way to ensure a successful tailgate. You want to make sure everyone is having a good time, including those who don’t follow the game. For the kids at the party have activities set aside to keep them occupied, allowing your adult guests to enjoy themselves. For some ideas, check out this great list of 10 Off-Grid, Backyard Games for Your Family. For the adults, get a football box going or play some football bingo. This will help keep those who normally wouldn’t be interested in the game more invested.

Lastly, as the host, don’t forget to ENJOY YOUR PARTY as well! A happy host is a sign of an awesome party. If you have any tips you would like to add to throwing a backyard tailgate let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear them!


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7 Incredibly Breathtaking Videos Shot With Drones

Everyone wants a drone these days, and it’s obvious to see why. Whether you’re on vacation, trying to sell your house or just exploring your neighborhood, you can capture some pretty amazing shots. From amatuer to pro, we gathered some of our favorite drone footage. Check out the videos below and get inspired to make one of your own.

Aerial footage of Iceland

– Shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter.

Posted by: Ronnie Vinkx

Lighthouse Beauty

– Aerial Video Captured with XP2 Quadcopter and GoPro

Posted by: Jared Leisek

Flying over Katherine’s Cove Lake Superior Provincial Park

Posted by:

Spectacular Beauty of Hawaii by Drone of Unseen Locations

Posted by: SkyCandy Digital Cinema

Flying over the Menlo Castle in Ireland

– Credit to ‘galwaycinematograph’

Drone flying in Silver Lake Park in Staten Island, NYC

– Credit to

Drone over Pismo Beach in California caught more than just morning surfers it spotted a 10ft shark as well!

Posted by: Spiffy-Design & Movement

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5 Ways You Can Have Responsible, Safe Fun With Drones

A pilot flies a Phantom drone by DJI company at the 4th Intergalactic Meeting of Phantom's Pilots in an open secure area in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris

The drone, a popular remote-control (RC) flying device is considered an unmanned aircraft system or UAS. Drones offer first-person, aerial viewing of any terrain, buildings and other outdoor areas. It’s the ideal device to capture spectacular, bird’s eye view images and action videos. Anyone flying a drone, from weekend hobbyist to film makers trying to get that perfect shot, must follow specific safety regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA.)

Know Before You Fly: FAA Safety Guidelines

The FAA partnered with industry associations to create and promote the Know Before You Fly campaign. It’s designed to help educate the public and drone/UAS hobbyists about safe and responsible flying of unmanned aircrafts. The basic guidelines include:

  • Always fly your drone or UAS below 400 feet
  • Remain clear of obstacles (ie: trees, power lines)
  • Keep the aircraft in your line of sight at all times
  • Never interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Never fly near stadiums/arenas or crowds of people
  • Never fly a drone or UAS that weighs more than 55-pounds
  • Never fly reckless or a fine can be issued for the endangerment of humans, animals or property

The FAA warns flyers to stay away from airports, at least five miles, unless you’ve contacted and have permission from that airport’s control tower.

You can download the Know Before You Fly safety brochure here.

5 Responsible, Fun Ways to Fly Your Drone

1. In the Park

Check with your local city ordinances, but many city parks allow drone flying when the pilot flies safely and responsibly. If you’re near a large field or open area, obtain permission from the property owner and head out to the wide, open space to practice diving turns, loops and other fun aerial tricks without having to worry about collisions with trees or dangerous power lines.

It is illegal to fly to your drone in a national park or over a military installation.

2. Capture Amazing Vacation Photos/Video

Use your drone to take unique overhead shots of your family when out boating or enjoying a day at the beach. Again, if it’s a public beach, check all beach regulations/rules to be sure drone flying is allowed.

3. Film Special Personal Events

If you’ve always been the photographer or videographer of family events, your drone offers the unique opportunity to record and capture a new point of view. Fly a drone like the Walkera Mini Hexacopter over an outdoor family party and take pictures or video of the kids playing party games or your grandparents dancing for their 50th wedding anniversary. You’ll be able to capture moments that will be treasured forever.

4. Participate in a UAV Meet-up

What’s a UAV meet-up? It’s an unmanned aerial vehicle get-together. Check out for different events that may range from a simple gathering where hobbyists show off their drones and fly them together or organized drone enthusiast clubs meeting for races and competitive events.

5. Race Your Drone/Aerial Sports League

There are aerial sports leagues around the country. These events and competitions are for more advanced drone pilots and draw large crowds who enjoy watching and cheering on their favorites. Competitions may include speed races, aerial acrobatics and obstacle courses to test the drone for maneuverability and more. Check here for a chapter in your area.


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