Did you know that 79% of Americans enjoy outdoor barbecues with friends and family more than going to restaurants? For most of them, a good backyard barbecue is a yearly tradition that brings their family together.
For those who love the summer months and all that comes with them, having a backyard BBQ or a family party is a must! But it’s not as easy as bringing everyone together and throwing some food on the BBQ.
Here’s how you can plan the best backyard BBQ.
Choose the Perfect Location
The location of your BBQ should be easily accessible for your guests, and it should also be large enough to accommodate all of your guests comfortably. If you have a large backyard, then you have the perfect location for a BBQ.
However, if you have a smaller backyard, you may want to consider renting a space at a local park or community center. Once you have chosen the perfect location, you can then begin to plan the rest of your BBQ.
Pick the Right Grill
If you’re planning on hosting a backyard BBQ this summer, you’ll need to pick the right grill to accommodate your needs. Gas grills are convenient because they heat up quickly and evenly. However, charcoal grills add more flavor to your food. If you’re planning on cooking for a large group, you’ll need a larger grill.
But, if you’re only cooking for a small group, a smaller grill will suffice. You’ll also need to consider how much storage space you have for your grill and whether you want a portable grill that you can take on camping trips or to the beach. And most importantly, make sure you have enough propane or charcoal to keep the grill going all day long.
Prepare Food and Drinks Ahead of Time
One of the best ways to make sure your backyard BBQ is a success is to prepare as much party food and drinks as possible ahead of time. This will prevent you from having to run back and forth to the kitchen and will also allow you to enjoy the party more.
Make sure to have plenty of burgers, hot dogs, and other grilled items, as well as side dishes, snacks, and desserts. A burger box delivery is also a great option to save time. As for drinks, make sure to have a variety of soda, water, and beer on hand.
Set Up Yard Games for All Ages
Set up some classics like frisbee or cornhole, or try something new like lawn darts or giant Jenga. Make sure you have enough for everyone to play at least one game.
For the little ones, try setting up a special game area with bubbles, chalk, and other fun. And don’t forget the music! A great playlist will keep the party going all day long.
Organizing the Best Backyard BBQ
If you’re planning on hosting a backyard BBQ, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Make sure you have enough space for all of your guests. Come up with a menu that will please everyone. And lastly, don’t forget the drinks!
By following these planning tips, you can be sure that your backyard BBQ will be a success! Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors; the more, the merrier!
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