We Americans really need no other excuse to eat. We've got weddings, baby showers, Labor Day BBQ's, birthdays and who knows what other reasons to come together with family and friends. But let's face it we do love gather for any occasion least of all now that it's football season. Ah that tailgating food. Picnic food in Autumn is what I call it. Traditionally, tailgate parties have been an outdoor affair while you're waiting for the game to begin. Whether you're having the party at your home or on the back of a pick up truck, it's always wise to be prepared.
My rule of thumb when having the party at home is always make more than you think you'll need. You never know when someone at the last minute will join you and chances are if your party is at home they'll eat at the beginning, half time and maybe the end of the game. It's easy to find food recipes on line. Food Network has a whole page of good foods to get you started.
At the field parties are a bit different. Eating at the beginning of the game is traditionally the easiest thing to do. Although you can cook chili's or stews in a crockpot to bring along salads and finger foods is probably the easiest thing to do. If you're looking for the ultimate tailgating site of all time you have got to see Tailgating.com. From breakfasts to deserts there is the most delectable dishes ever with recipes shared there.
Now that your mouth is watering let's talk guests. A small gathering or unpredicted crowd at your vehicle you'll need to figure out which of your friends and family is joining you. I've found these cool invitations specifically for tailgate parties. They're easy to personalize and you can buy as little as 10 invites. I found them on Zazzle.com.