When planning a tailgate party, Extension educators say people should plan to have a large enough vehicle to bring everything -- not only will food items be needed, but also things like lawn chairs, a portable grill and maybe a few games.
Decide how many people are coming and ask everyone to bring food and other items to the party. This makes the planner's job easier and allows everyone to feel like part of the party.
When selecting food items for people to bring remember to select foods that are either ready-to-eat or take only a short time to cook. Examples include: