Top Must Have For Perfect Outdoor BBQ Party
When planning an outdoor BBQ party, you can end up spending a fortune to make everything as perfect as it can be.
The following are must haves for any perfect outdoor party, especially the BBQ kind! Ideally everything outdoors needs to be durable yet comfortable to ensure people want to stay and join in with the fun. Furniture needs to withstand being thrown around in the wind when not in use as well.
Barbecue beverages are important and bottled water is a must-have for those that don’t like alcohol. It’s important to ensure you fulfill everyones taste buds so an assorted range of beverages are ideal. If you’re really feeling creative then why not make an alcoholic punch – they are always a hit with everyone. Cocktails go down well, but remember serve the non-drinkers something cool too!
It sounds funny but Umbrellas are a must have at any outdoor party. Whether it’s raining or the sun is belting down you’re bound to need an umbrella. Ensure every table has one and if you’ve got the room then position them in a variety of places. This is for both good and inclement weather!
When you’re having an outdoor party, especially a BBQ party, meat matters! If you want your party to be a success then go all out and purchase all there is. Burgers, sausages, kebabs, chicken, steaks, salmon fillets; you name it, you can cook it! If you want to make a real difference, makes your own burgers with a burger press, you could even make your own sausages if feeling adventurous. Make your own marinades, sauces and salsas – they taste great and far better than shop bought.
If you have any vegetarians coming to your party ensure you provide them with something too – vegetarian kebabs and appetizers always go down well. If you’re serving a salad then ensure there is plenty of ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish and all the barbecue sauces to go round.
Games are important for any outdoor party; if not for the adults then definitely the kids invited. You need to take into consideration the needs of children that may be coming to the party. If you don’t want them running between guests and knocking food and drink flying then why not set up a separate “play” corner out the way for the children.
I know cutlery is probably the last thing you want to think about when planning your party but seriously, give it a thought! You don’t want to find yourself having to clear up plates, knives and forks once everyone has gone home. If you invest in some plastic ones then you can ask your guests to throw them away once they have finished. Less time spent clearing up for you!
Last but not least don’t forget the music. A party isn’t a party without any music! Even if it’s calm and sedate backing tracks playing all day, or songs that your friends and family can sing and dance along to – you need something to keep everyone entertained!
Remember, most importantly to have fun. A party is an ideal time to get people together that haven’t seen each other for a while or haven’t had time to meet up. A successful party is one that will remembered for quite some time! With our top must haves for perfect outdoor bbq party – you can relax and enjoy!