When summer is in full swing, some of you may be planning a barbecue. Of course, having a barbecue is excellent, but preparing it yourself requires a lot of preparation. For this reason, we have compiled a list of helpful tips. When preparing a barbecue, it is essential to first consider the type and size of the barbecue. Besides that, there are many other things to consider when organizing a barbecue. Here are some other points to keep in mind!
Which Barbecue To Choose?
In addition to the choices you’re considering, look at what you already have in your yard. Do you have a charcoal barbecue? Then note that it can only be run with a limited number of guests. You also have less flexibility. You don’t want the coals to wear out, and you don’t want all the meat to be cooked yet. It’s better to choose a gas barbecue, especially if you have a large group.
Meat or Fish?
This is a personal choice, but keep in mind that more and more guests are enjoying fish at their barbecues. You can also have both fish and meat at your party!
Even when barbecuing, people often want to keep it healthy. Fortunately, this is not a problem either. Don’t want to go crazy? Then, eat less meat and opt for fish. Don’t add too many sauces, but eat mostly veggies. Besides, if you choose lettuce and raw vegetables, there’s a greater chance you won’t go home with an upset stomach!
Don’t Forget the Salad and Bread
In addition to meat and fish, prepare salads, bread, herb butter, and tapenade. In addition to the usual potato salad, you can also choose a delicious lettuce or raw vegetable salad. You can find a variety at the grocery store, or you can prepare your own.
What To Drink?
If you’re going to entertain your guests with an excellent barbecue, you’ll need to provide the drinks as well. Keep it simple, don’t overdo it with the variety of beers and wines, but stick to the basics. Fruit juices always work well, with or without a shake of liqueur. Tap water with a bit of mint or lemon is also nice and cool. You can also order a convenient drink package if it’s easier for you.
Stand Tables or Seats?
Younger guests, in particular, seem to prefer standing. We see the demand for standing tables increasing every year for parties. Of course, older guests definitely want to sit down, so please provide seating. But half of your guests will want to stand, walk, network, dance, etc., all night long. So, keep this in mind when planning your barbecue.
Is It Helpful To Have a Tent?
It is essential to set up a tent and make sure that guests stay dry. You never know, especially with the weather. Also, it often gets a little cold or rainy in the evenings, so a tent is only a sure thing.
Porcelain Plates or Disposable Dishes?
Most people prefer choosing porcelain since it adds to the barbecue atmosphere, and you don’t have to worry about disposable paper plates folding in your lap. It would be wise to rent only the plates and cutlery if you can afford it.
What Time To Start and What Time To Stop?
This depends on the “type” of party. Is it a company party? Then you will probably want to start right after business hours. If it’s like a birthday party, guests often arrive in after 8 p.m., so you’ll want to greet them with cocktails and then slowly start the barbecue. You may want to start around 9:30 p.m., since your guests would have probably already eaten at home.
Let us know if these few tips have helped in planning your barbecue party in the comments below!