While this subject is not the FUN part of tailgating, it IS vital to a successful day. I created a rubbermaid bin that was my lifeblood each week. I affixed a list to the inside lid of everything that we could ever need/want, and I was religious about restocking the bin each time we depleted an item.
Here’s what we deemed necessary to our tailgating fun:
*Heavy duty paper plates
*Clorox wipes (to wipe down grill, utensils, tables etc.)
*At least 2 sharp knives
*Plastic serving spoons and forks
*Ziploc containers of various sizes that fit into each other
*First Aid Kit
*Salt and pepper
*Stainless steel grill utensils (Spatula, tongs etc.)
*Off or Cutter
*Hand sanitizer AND wipes
*Flashlight (for those pesky night games)
Beyond the bin:
*Portable gas grill with gas canister(s)
*2 Coolers FILLED with ice!!!