It’s summer time and what could be more perfect than having a BBQ with your friends and family? Not much. It’s the perfect occasion for enjoying great weather, delicious food, and fantastic company. But, before you set out to get started, these following five tips can help to ensure that your BBQ is a raging success.
5 Tips for the Perfect BBQ
While it may seem like a no-brainer, a BBQ is essentially a party where you want everyone to have a good time. To make sure that this happens, it’s important to plan it well so that everything turns out amazing.
These 5 tips are simple yet they can make all the difference:
- Choose a playlist ahead of time
Your friends want to have a good time and so do you. One way to make this happen is to make sure that you play great music at your BBQ. You probably know by now what type of genre they enjoy and can probably provide everybody with something they will be happy with. Remember to keep the music upbeat so that the mood stays light-hearted and fun.
- Set up a bonfire for the end of the night for enjoying s’mores
If you have a large back yard and an area where you can set up a fire and its according to city ordinance, set up some type of “camp fire” for s’mores. It’s a great way to have desserts, is a fun alternative to serving cake or pies, and allows everyone to continue relaxing in a way that is always unifying.
- Make a fruity cocktail for guests who want to avoid “beer bellies”
While most guests may like beers to accompany their meat at BBQ’s, not everyone wants to drink beer. As a great host, you will want to consider the preferences of the guests that you have coming and prepare something that may appeal to everyone. Here’s an idea: gut a watermelon and prepare a fresh watermelon cocktail that can be served out of the watermelon shell. It’s creative and fun and will provide your non-beer drinkers with a fabulous alternative.
- Broaden your horizons when it comes to food
Nowadays, you may find that not all your friends or guests like to eat meat or aren’t big on BBQ cuisine. To ensure that you have plenty of variety so everyone enjoys a great meal, ask some friends to bring different types of dishes that will appeal to those who may like to eat light-weight meals or vegan options. This way, everyone has food to look forward to.
- Get wet and cool off
Whether you already have a swimming pool or you are thinking about installing a jacuzzi, like the ones at Aqua Rec, having some wet and wild fun can be a perfect way to let your hair loose at a summer BBQ. Tell your friends and family to bring their swimming wear and turn your BBQ into a fun “pool party.” If you don’t have a jacuzzi or pool, water fights have always been a great way to stay fresh on a warm summer day.
Yes, you’re grown-ups, but adults deserve to play and have fun in the summer, as well. Make sure that your guests know that they can let loose and enjoy because after all, isn’t that what a BBQ is all about? While these are just a few ways to do something different or unique at your BBQ, don’t limit yourself. Have fun and plan some of your favorite activities. Your guests are sure to love it!