Summer sure did get here quickly! A summer BBQ is the perfect way to spend those glorious sunny days outdoors. Here are some awesome tips for throwing that perfect summer BBQ.
Don’t Forget the Shade
Everyone loves some sun, right? Just make sure you provide your guests with a way out of the sun. Set up a nice tent or beach umbrella for people to get a break from the scorching sun.
Lots of Cold Drinks
Is there anything better on a hot sunny day than cold drinks? I think not. One of my favorite things to do for our guests is fill a cooler with ours and their favorite drinks. It keeps everyone cool, calm, and satisfied when they can grab something cold to drink while standing around chatting.
Add Water Fun
When it comes to BBQs around our house, we add some sort of water fun. There may be water balloons, a slip and slide, or even a little kiddy pool. You need to have the best entertainment for the kids, so they’ll let the adults have some fun too.
Have Plenty of Seats
Many people don’t think about how many seats they need prior to a BBQ. If you don’t have adequate seating for your crowd, ask everyone to bring their own lawn chairs. It will save you a lot of stress and heartache if you know everyone is bringing their own chairs.
Food, Food, Food!
When it comes to the perfect summer BBQ, food is surely the most important part. It’s possible to have fun while planning the most awesome spread. Here’s a small checklist to help you start planning the menu:
- Decide what meat will be served.
- Purchase lots of hamburger & hotdog buns.
- Grab the cold drinks & ice.
- Pick a decoration theme for the BBQ.
- Decide what fun desserts will be served!
Make Cleanup Easy
No one wants to spend hours cleaning up after such an awesome BBQ. Make cleanup easy by doing small things that will help keep your backyard and home cleaner. Put lots of trashcans around the property to help eliminate “litter.” Use disposable tablecloths that you can simply peel off the table and throw away. Use plastic plates, forks, spoons, and cups! (Use plastic items that have been made out of recycled materials to help you feel better about your decision).
Don’t Forget The Munchies
While we’re waiting for the main course, we always make sure we have plenty of things for our guests to snack on. Fisher Nut Exactly Snack Bites in the Almond Blueberry dipped in Dark Chocolate variety are perfect for snacking! They are available at Costco retailers in the Northeast and what’s even more awesome is that the 20 oz. packages are resealable to make snacking even more convenient for you and your guests.
The first snack of its kind, Fisher Nut Exactly is a combination of roasted almonds, blueberries, pumpkin seeds and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a bite sized snack that’s dipped in rich dark chocolate. It is a uniquely sweet & savory snack is not only smart, it’s gluten free! Since it’s made with no artificial preservatives, Fisher Nut Exactly makes smart snacking easy and fun!
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Planning the perfect BBQ this summer doesn’t need to be difficult. Check out these awesome tips and start planning your next summer BBQ before it’s too late.