The summer BBQ is easily one of our favorite pastimes. Whether it’s a casual event with family or a full-blown party with friends doesn’t matter. There’s no greater enjoyment than playing games, eating burgers and sharing a few drinks.
Arranging a good summer BBQ is easy. All you need is the right people and some decent food. But with a little extra preparation, your next garden event will be the talk of the town for weeks to come. Here’s all you need to know.
Prepare For The Weather
When arranging a social gathering, you can never rely on the weather. The last thing you need is for the event to become a washout. Investing in a quality marquee should offer protection against the elements. Even on a hot day, this item can provide a cooler venue.
If the event is likely to carry on into the evening, you should consider garden heaters too. Staying warm could be the key to keeping the fun going all night long.
Food Glorious Food
Great BBQ food is the heart and soul of any great barbecue event. However, a few burgers and hot dogs won’t suffice. It’s important to have a selection of foods available, especially if you have any vegetarian or vegan guests.
You can make your meats taste extra special by marinating it the day before too. Just remember to take precautions against Listeriosis and other health hazards. The last thing any host wants is to see their guests suffer an illness.
Think Family Fun
Unless yours is an exclusively adult event, you need to find ways of entertaining everyone from seven to 70. It might sound like a daunting challenge, but a few garden games should provide a winning solution.
Once again, it’s important to ensure that guests are entertained throughout the entire day and evening. Cornhole lights are a great way to extend your activity time, allowing everyone from kids to seniors to enjoy the fun. Meanwhile, you can build a music playlist on Spotify to further promote the enjoyment for everyone.
If nothing else, your guests should be comfortable. This is why it’s imperative that you have ample garden seating for everyone. This is especially important when it comes to the eating part, as you want guests to talk and share the fun together. If you are still short, you can always bring the dining table chairs outside.
Another crucial factor is to let guests feel comfortable using your home. Simple tasks like making them aware of where the toilets are can have a huge influence on their enjoyment. Ultimately, seeing everyone have fun is your target.
The summer BBQ is a great event. Guests may be drinking alcohol, or they may have traveled a long distance. In either scenario, offering them a bed to sleep in can make a world of difference to the overall enjoyment. Even if it’s just a simple air bed.
With a little luck, they’ll repay the favor by helping you tidy up in the morning. That has to sound appealing for anyone. Most importantly, though, it means you and your guests can enjoy the event to the maximum. Perfect.