Tips For Throwing The Best BBQ Summer Party

Don’t you love BBQ? The summer has arrived, which means people worldwide are dusting off their barbecues, preparing for the sun. If you don’t already have a barbecue or are looking for an upgrade this summer, check out BBQGuys. With many places opening up as the virus eases in some areas, the thought of a nice back garden party seems like heaven. The barbecue seems like the perfect outdoor food for any summer party, but there are a few tips you need to use for this party to go smoothly.

Prep food before guests arrive

This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s one people forget too many times. There’s a lot of prep that goes into a barbecue before the grill is even set alight – especially if you are looking to impress people with your culinary skills.

Preparation could come in the form of marinading meats, pre-cutting vegetables, or putting together any side dishes you want.

Not only will this impress your guests, but it will also make your job much easier. Barbecuing is often very time sensitive, so you don’t want to have to leave your grilling meat to chop up tomatoes, only to find on your return they’ve burned.

Ask guests to bring and share

Especially for large summer parties, asking guests to bring a side dish can be a great way to bulk out of the food. It isn’t too much hassle for guests and can often be a good conversation starter. “What did you bring?” “The potato salad!”

A variety of guests will ensure there is a variety of food. This way, people might get introduced to some new foods. Plus, the weight of the cost and time it takes to prepare enough food is lifted off your back.

Keep the garden looking nice

Yes, we haven’t been allowed to see anyone as much as usual this year, but that’s no excuse for letting your garden look shabby. In fact, you should use your spare time not visiting people to do a bit of gardening.

If you don’t have much time or money, an easy way to make a garden look well put together is to string up some outdoor lights. These are great if your summer party runs into the night, as they can keep the place illuminated, encouraging people to stay longer.

Set out some garden games

This tip is especially key for those who are hosting children at their summer party. That being said, garden games are also great for entertaining adults. Sometimes, standing around can get boring. If you have lots of new people who might be meeting for the first time, an outdoor game is a great way to break the ice and give people something to talk about.

Garden games can come in several different forms. Some popular ones are hoopla, cornhole, or Twister.

Your barbecue party will be the talk of the town

By following these tips, your barbecue summer party should entertain everyone, feed everyone well, and have them reminiscing for months to come. Careful! If you are too good of a host, they’ll want to come back the next week too!

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Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of He founded in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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