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Tips for the Perfect Summer Barbecue

BBQ_RHGThis is the perfect time of year to invite your friends, family, and neighbors over for a summertime barbecue. Here are some tips for hosting a terrific barbecue that will be easy for you and memorable for your guests!

Make it potluck style. Focusing on the main meats and couple of sides will allow you to relax and focus on the rest of your event. Pick a couple of grilled meats and easy sides that you do best and ask your guests to bring a side dish, drinks, or dessert.

Have one or two pitchers of signature beverages to enjoy. Whip up one of these easy summertime cocktails, along with a pitcher of non-alcoholic punch.

Break out the games! Consider corn hole, horse shoes, badminton, or other outdoor games that are easy to set up. Kids will be thrilled, and the adults will feel like kids again!

Set the mood. Brighten up your patio with bold-colored tablecloths and coordinating dishes and utensils. Check out your local dollar store for a great bargain on these items. If your barbecue will last until nightfall, burn pretty citronella candles to add ambient lighting and keep the bugs away.

Do your prep the night before. Marinate meats, prepare side dishes, and set aside your dishes, utensils, and decor. Prepping the evening before will allow you to actually relax and enjoy your event!

If you are looking for a new home in Atlanta with great space for outdoor entertaining, be sure to visit new homes by Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes)! RHG Homes builds new homes in Gwinnett, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties with a variety of home designs and the custom features you want most. New homes by RHG include gourmet kitchens, gracious covered patios, and backyards that are perfect for entertaining. (Home features vary per plan.) For more information on our new home communities, including available homes, photos, floorplans, and more, visit us online at To keep up-to-date on the latest news and offerings by RHG Homes, check us out on Facebook at You can also catch up with us on Twitter and see footage of our beautiful new homes and communities on YouTube!

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