Summer is in full swing and nothing says summer quite like a backyard BBQ. It’s the perfect way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the sun-sational landscape of summer. Here are a few party tips to help you with your next outdoor get-together!
- Pick a theme. Whether you’re hosting an All-American barbeque or a Hawaiian luau, the theme helps set the stage for the type of food and decorations you’ll need for your party. Be creative and get your guests involved! Inexpensive costumes featuring grass skirts, flowered leis or beach hats can add excitement to any outdoor party.
- Decorations. Without decorations, your party theme would be pointless. Use simple, rustic embellishments. Tin watering cans filled with summer flowers, tiki torches or paper lanterns can all enhance the backyard BBQ atmosphere.
- Food. It’s not a BBQ if you don’t use your grill. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken and skewered meats are all hits at an outdoor party. Be sure to also prepare foods that are easily eaten without silverware: chips, corn on the cob, and watermelon slices all make great side dishes.
- Games. Coordinate a few games for people to play. Frisbee toss, volleyball or badminton are all fun summertime games you can easily play in your backyard. And, when the afternoon turns to evening, a bonfire is perfect for roasting marshmallows for s’mores!
A backyard barbeque is one of the quintessential summertime events. With the tips above, you are sure to have a party your family and friends will talk about all winter long! Visit your local Marc’s store
for all the necessary ingredients to make your next backyard BBQ a delicious success! And, because it’s outdoors, don’t forget sunscreen, citronella candles and bug spray!
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