As the party comes to a close and you and your guests head inside the stadium, give everyone their own tailgate survival kit packed with cold soda, sunscreen, trail mix, napkins and moist towelettes. The kit will also come in handy when the game is over and your squad heads back to the truck for an after-game celebration.
Instead of opening and closing a big, old, clunky, plastic cooler at the tailgate party, pack a wheel barrel in the back of the truck, wheel it a few feet away from the truck, and then fill it with ice and beverages. This will also free up valuable space in the back for serving food or offering guests more spots to sit and relax.
Save yourself a ton of time explaining what each platter is by marking your mobile culinary creations with moss, toothpicks and tiny paper flags. Here, guests can easily find what they're looking for thanks to the flags and bold green tone of the moss.
Just before heading out, pack your favorite chili recipe into mason jars or jam jars, wrap twine and disposable spoons around them and pack them inside of a thermal cooler to keep them warm. Once you arrive to the stadium, present the chili to your guests on a tiered tray.
Pre-make s'mores by holding skewers of marshmallows over a flame, then dip them in chocolate and sprinkle graham cracker crust on top. The bite-size snack will offer guests the taste of the outdoor classic without the need to prepare them over a fire.
As the sun goes down at the stadium, temperatures can drop drastically. Keep your guests warm and comfy with a basket filled with woven throw blankets. In addition to adding comfort, blankets offer another opportunity to work your team colors into the party.
Keep your sweets on display with rustic buckets packed with brown paper bags filled with favorites like popcorn, pretzels and chocolate candies. Once the party heads inside the stadium, each brown bag can be brought in rather than having to traipse up stairs with the entire bucket.
Display your chips and salsa stylishly and effectively by filling a large woven basket or bucket with tortilla or kettle chips and placing a generously sized bowl of salsa next to it. This way guests won't be handling glass vessels as they jump on and off the truck and mix and mingle around the stadium lot.