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BBQ Party Planning Checklist

With summers kicking in, all you need is a grand barbecue party thrown, be it in your garden or courtyard or patio. Summer is a time of liveliness and cherishing foods. When it comes to food and parties, barbecues are…

With summers kicking in, all you need is a grand barbecue party thrown, be it in your garden or courtyard or patio. Summer is a time of liveliness and cherishing foods. When it comes to food and parties, barbecues are also one’s go to. Barbecues are the moment of joy and happiness, celebrating love and warmth. There is a must checklist whenever you are planning for a barbecue party to be thrown, be it the right food or the grill equipments to the seating arrangements. You don’t require much of a grand preparation or setup, but a wise checklist of the party will serve quite helpful in planning things. Barbecues are stress free and fun-filled events. Make sure that you don’t forget anything while arranging them for a successful bash. It is always better to make a checklist as what items you will be needing while planning the barbecue party. To avoid any confusion, following are the few things that you should keep in mind while hosting barbecue parties:

Create a guest list:

Before getting into the nitty-gritty of barbecue setup and food items, making a guest list is the first and foremost step. You will get an idea as how many people are coming to your place and what all arrangements will be needed for the same. It becomes quite cumbersome when the food or the arrangements get short with the higher number of incoming guests. Ask your friends and relatives about who would be coming for the party and start the arrangements accordingly.

Grilling Equipments:

For the barbecue party, the most important thing is the grilling equipments that will be used. Grills come in varying shape and sizes and are a good investment. It is a good set of barbecue tools and grills that make the party a good one with friends. Following are some things for grill that you must check before the party:

  1. Apron
  2. Flame resistant glove
  3. Basting brush
  4. Tongs
  5. Spatula
  6. Towel
  7. Oil
  8. Extra gas or charcoal

Beverages:

Beverages are an important part of any barbeque party. Refreshments and drinks make the party more lively and fun-filled. There should be a variety of non-alcoholic drinks for kids and those who don’t drink alcoholic beverages. The drinks should be chilled and cold as they will be best fit during hot summer days. Soda water and lemonade also work the best in summers. Make a detailed arrangement of alcoholic beverages like cocktails, wines, beer, etc. You should keep in mind to keep extra cups, bottle opener, ice, cooler, etc.

Hot Dogs and Condiments:

What is a BBQ without hot dogs and burgers? Little add-ons make the food more pleasing, be it marinade for steaks or fixings for the burgers. With the burgers, a wide range of sauces also work best. There are special BBQ sauces available in market, like Fruit based sauces, mustard-based sauces, Vinegar-based sauces, etc. Condiments are very essential when it comes to burgers and hot dogs. Creative toppings make them more tasty and pleasing to eat. Make sure you arrange for ketchup, Mayonnaise, cheese, hot sauces, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, bacons, etc. There can also be need of salsa, hummus, and marinade for meat, salt and pepper, to add taste to your BBQ grills.

Thus, creating a checklist for BBQ parties is an important step towards a successful planning event. You should be organized and well-planned about the party and function to prevent any eleventh hour rush.

 

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