Make a list of what you need to bring to the tailgate. Don't forget to put your game tickets on the list!Bring your food in Ziplock bags if possible. This way you can throw the bags out instead of cleaning containers.Bring chairs. Rookie tailgaters never have them!Choose a parking lot (and space) that allows you to interact with other tailgaters.Freeze water bottles and use them as the "ice" in your cooler.Have a theme for your tailgate. If it's Thanksgiving bring a turkey. If it's Christmas bring a tree.Wear team colors and fly team flags.Don't forget: Water, trash bags, paper towels, wet naps, a kitchen knife, bottle or can opener!