The summer has ended. You’ve had your fair share of barbecues and now it’s time for one last run at throwing the last hurrah you and all of your loved ones need to be able to properly send summer off. Labor day is upon you and barbecuing sort of comes with the territory. But how can you ensure that your barbecue will be one to remember? How can you become everyone’s favorite host?
Following any of these five tips might be the helping hand you need.
1) Prepare Ahead Of Time
You never want it to be the morning of your barbecue and you still have plenty of things to do. No one wants to run out at nine in the morning to get a big bag of ice or some hamburger buns. Alternatively, one to two days before your barbecue go out and buy everything you need. Buy extra of everything you need, just in case. That way come game day, you’re set with everything you need. Also, making a list you can consistently check off as you go helps you keep everything in order.
If you plan on using glassware and actual plates for some reason, make sure they’re all clean and ready for use. Although, paper plates and plastic cups are the best way to ensure everyone gets a clean plate and you don’t have to keep up with doing dishes.
Your equipment should also be prepped ahead of time and ready to go. Your grill itself should be scrubbed and your grilling tools should be laid out and prepared for usage.
2) Stock The Bar
Drinking a nice cold one goes hand-in-hand with chowing down on some delicious barbecue food. But what if you run out of all of your libations right smack dab in the middle of the party? Nobody wants to have to keep any of their guests waiting while you do a quick beer run. Your guests will more than likely bring some drinks as a thank you for hosting but that might not cover it.
Making double, even triple sure, that you are more than stocked on a variety of beers, sodas, and juices will ensure that everyone will have a good time.
3) Dress Your Barbecue For The Occasion
Most barbecues start out around lunchtime but a good chunk of them happen towards the later half of the day. The sun is going to set at some point and you know what would really pull everything together? Running a few string lights around your deck or backyard area. Themed plates and napkins would also bring a good touch to America’s favorite pastime. Barbecuing. Dressing up your back yard for your guests is a good way to make your setting memorable. Think about renting a tent or canopy in the event that the weather doesn’t cooperate.
4) Not A Good Cook? Make It A Potluck
It’s not exactly the most conventional way to throw a barbecue but changing your barbecue party into a potluck barbecue party is a fun way to put a spin on your party. It turns into a fun piece of conversation, a lot of talking about who made what, and how they made it.
And hey, maybe you know that you aren’t the greatest chef in the world, you don’t want your guests to come over and remember you for the food that didn’t quite taste up to par.
5) Just Cater The Entire Thing
Honestly, you’ve hosted barbecues all summer long, you went all out for the fourth of July spectacular and you’re sick of it. You’re sick of having to go to the store and buy the food, the drinks, and the dishware. Maybe you’re only sick of the after-barbecue clean up that you have to go through every time. The greatest gift you could get yourself is a caterer. A caterer will come in, serve the food, the drinks, and the dessert so you don’t have to. Most of all, it’ll take away the burden of having to do an end of the night clean up when all you may want to do is get a head start on a good night’s rest.
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