The first thing you have to do when creating your own backyard tailgate is to measure your surroundings so you can create an atmosphere that has enough space and room for all tailgating activities. Most importantly, plan for how you are going to actually see the game: whether you are powering an outdoor TV or artfully angling a TV through a window. You want to utilize the space you have and keep the energy flowing. The more space you can create, the better the tailgate. Also make sure you have enough gas in your grill, and a designated grilling area. This should be your grilling domain, where food comes in and out of the tailgate with no problem.