It is estimated that over seventy five of all American families are in possession of a grill or smoker. If you are part of the seventy five percent, hosting a backyard BBQ party is one of the great ways to enjoy the summer with your friends and family. If you do not know how to make it happen, you can read through this guide that has details on simple BBQ ideas.
Start making plans as early as one week before the party. By doing so, you will have enough time to invite your guests, buy all the things that are required and organize everything.
Generate your guest list. The first thing you should do is decide on how many people are going to be at your party. If you fail to do this, you might end up getting too much food or too little. Generate a list of family and friends and send out invites. Summer time is vacation time for most families and you might want to send out invites earlier.
Choose the food that is going to be served. You can go ahead and choose a meal once you know the people that will be attending. The best thing to do is have a few finger foods that you can serve your guests as they wait for lunch or dinner to be ready. You do not have ponder over this as something as simple as a bag of chips and a bowl of salsa or any other light snack will do the trick. The main course and at least two side dishes should for the meal itself. If you do not know what to make, you can start with some simple BBQ ideas. If this is hard, you can ask your guests to bring a dish each and combine them to form a buffet. When making plans for the food, put into consideration any allergies and food intolerances. If there is anyone that is sensitive to gluten, gluten free foods are a must have at the party.
Make the right drink selection. Choosing drinks should not be a problem as you can get some soda, your favorite alcohol and some juice. The summer sun may back the drinks and you therefore need to make sure that you have a suitable storage point such as a cold ice chest. Children cannot have the same drinks as adults and you should therefore find an option for them if there are any attending.
Organize to have some games at the party. You will need to provide entertainment f your guests as they wait for the food but make sure you find games that suit your guests.