Tips for the Perfect Summer BarbecueJune 28, 2016
This 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.
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!
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