Introduction to Top 5 Tailgate Tips

Fans tailgate before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills in Green Bay, Wis.

AP Photo/Mike Roemer

Tailgating can be a great experience on any game day. Grilling out before the game and spending time with friends and family can make your football afternoon even more memorable. But, in order to get the most of your tailgating experience, you need to be prepared for the big day and know exactly what to expect.

If you're in charge of the tailgate party, then you just might have taken on a bigger responsibility than you know. Seasoned tailgaters always come prepared (and so should you), so we've compiled a quick list of tips to make sure your tailgating party starts and finishes just right.

Keep reading to find out the best way to start your tailgate party.