With summer almost here, it's time to start thinking about hosting a summer BBQ. But not just any BBQ. The best BBQ in the neighborhood! The BBQ that will have everyone talking. Want to be the hostess with the mostess this summer? Here's how to impress your neighbors and your friends.
1 Create a Fabulous Menu
The food is the main event at any BBQ, so it obviously needs to be good. Don't just serve standard BBQ fare, though. Add something different and unique. Whether it's a twist on a classic recipe, a completely new recipe, or something that few people have tried, get those taste buds going with something really delish and unique.
2 Serve Crave-able Cocktails
Drinks like sweet tea, lemonade and beer are often served at BBQs. But this summer, get creative by mixing up some original concoctions. Fruity mixes will please the ladies and stronger drinks will get the guys pumped up.
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3 Blast Some Rad Tunes
Every BBQ needs music. And your BBQ needs a playlist full of the summer's biggest hits. Even if the music just plays in the background, a bit of music will enhance the BBQ experience for your guests.
4 Play Fun Games
You're never too old for a game of corn hole or horseshoes. They can be a nice break from the drinking games that your always tipsy friends like to play. If you have a basketball hoop or net in your yard, a little sports competition can be fun too.
Playing fun games is an essential part of hosting a successful BBQ. Not only do they add to the entertainment, but they also provide an opportunity for your guests to socialize. Corn hole, horseshoes, and basketball are all classic outdoor games that are sure to be a hit with your guests.
Corn hole is a game that involves throwing bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in the middle. It is easy to learn and can be played in teams or individually. Horseshoes is a game that involves throwing metal horseshoes at stakes in the ground. It is a great game for all ages and can be played in teams or individually. Basketball is a great game to play if you have a hoop or net in your yard. It is an especially good game for those who prefer a more active game.
Before your BBQ, make sure you have all the necessary equipment for the games you plan to play. You will need a corn hole platform, horseshoes, and a basketball hoop or net. You may also want to have a few extra bean bags or horseshoes on hand in case some of your guests don't have their own.
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5 Decorate like a Pro
From table linens to utensil holders, every little detail at a BBQ either adds to or takes away from the experience. You don't have to spend a lot of money on decor, but set up a Pinterst-esque table scape that draws people in. Show Martha Stewart who's boss.
Hosting a BBQ can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. To make sure your BBQ is the best your neighborhood has ever seen, you need to pay attention to the details. Decorating like a pro can help add to the atmosphere and make your BBQ the talk of the town.
When it comes to decorating, there are plenty of affordable options to choose from. Table linens can add a touch of class to your BBQ, while utensil holders can make your guests feel more at ease. You can also create a Pinterest-style table scape that will draw people in. Consider adding some colorful flowers or other decorations to make the table look inviting.
If you want to take your BBQ decor to the next level, you can also consider adding some outdoor lighting. String lights or lanterns can create a cozy atmosphere, while a fire pit can provide a warm and inviting space for your guests to gather.
When it comes to the food, presentation is key. Consider arranging food in a creative way on a platter or on individual plates. You can also use decorative napkins, plates, and utensils to enhance the presentation.
Finally, don't forget to provide entertainment.
6 Display Desserts
Regardless of what food you serve at your BBQ, offering your guests dessert will make them feel extra special. You can choose simple options like setting out a bucket of ice cream and fixings, or picking up some pre-made pies from a local bakery.
7 Say Goodbye with Gifts
It isn't customary to get gifts for your guests. But, if you really want to make an impression, sending them home with a little something is the way to do it. A small bottle of sauce, or a mini liquor bottle make fun favors. Leftovers are nice too, for the people who really enjoyed the food and have loved ones to share it with.
All this talk about BBQ has me craving some delicious food now. Hopefully I'll get invited to a friend's BBQ this summer. What about you? Would you rather be a hostess, or a guest?
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