5 Must Haves For Your Barbeque
Is there anything better than getting together after a long a busy week and enjoy some delicious food together straight off the grill? To make your BBQ memorable, here are five things you need to have at your barbeque celebration.
Set the Mood
There’s nothing more inviting than a good mood when you walk into a BBQ. As the host, the best way to set the mood is with the proper lighting and music. Both of these things will make your party a success. Both of these items are affected by the time of day you choose to have your party, so you must plan accordingly. During the day, it’s a good idea to focus on the music. Have something that you know everyone will enjoy and will put everyone in a good mood.
Get Tiki Torches
This is not just for decor, tiki torches also have citronella oil in them that will ward off bugs and mosquitos. With tiki torches, you will be able to sit at the table, enjoy your food, and stick around after sundown without worrying about getting bitten and scratching yourself all night long.
When the sun goes down, the torches will also add the perfect level of light to your yard, and you can place torches in areas of the backyard that are not normally lit up so that people can sit away from others for privacy and still be protected from the bugs. Tiki torch oils are also easily replaceable when they run out so that your backyard is always comfortable.
Serve Great Food
People come to the BBQ for the food. Whether you have a pool or not, people will still have a great time when there is great food and drink. There are BBQ staples that everyone will expect like hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and kabobs. If you are searching for an option that is guaranteed to impress your guests, Southside Market & Barbeque offers a variety of options for your barbeque celebration.
There are also a bevy of salads you can serve from traditional green salads, pasta salads, and red potato salad. The more variety and choices you can provide for your guests the better because there will be a little something for everyone and everyone will then be guaranteed to have a lovely time.
Make It Easy For Everyone
The best way to make your party easy for everyone is to have all the food in large containers or bowls where everyone can get up at their leisure, serve themselves, and return for seconds without having to burden anyone. The same goes for drinks.
If you can, batch large drinks like iced teas, lemonades, coffees, and alcoholic drinks like sangria or spiked punches in large drink dispensers. This way, guests can refill their drinks when they want and there will always be plenty left over. For people who want spiked seltzers, sodas, and beers, have a large cooler stocked with drinks and ice so everyone can have full access to whatever it is they like to drink.
Let the Games Begin
Entertain the people and bring them together with games. Lawn games are very easy to come by and they are relatively inexpensive. Lawn games like badminton, corn hole, and horseshoes always bring a group together for some friendly competition. Drinking games like flip cup are also great for the adult set who can pass the time laughing and making memories.
If you have a pool, playing water volleyball, playing dodgeball, or doing underwater scavenger hunts with the kids is always a great way to amp up the good vibes and have a great time.