Plan Your Memorial Day BBQ Now

Posted by in on May 12, 2016 . 0 Comments.

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Whos ready for a great Memorial Day BBQ with friends and family? I know we are! Start planning now, it's next Monday already! Unfortunately planning a party whether small or large can sometimes feel stressful. Here are a few of our type to plan an easy and successful BBQ Party. After all, the first BBQ of the season should really be about enjoying great people, good food, and (weather gods permitting) plenty of sunshine.

1. Go potluck

For a laid-back BBQ, there’s no shame in asking for help! Ask each guest to bring a different type of dish to pass while you prepare the main meat and side. Friends and family often offer or what to bring something to party anyways so just ask, this way you don't end up with 3 trays of brownies, although, who doesn't love brownies.


2. GOOGLE is your friend, find new twists are great recipes

There are so many great tradition recipes for every BBQ, however adding a little different twist and total change up the taste of a dish.

Here are a few great sites to check out:

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3. Games

Adults and kids alike will be thrilled to see that you’ve set up a game of croquet, horseshoes, corn hole, bocce ball, or badminton in the backyard. Here is a great idea for outdoor twister we found online; spray paint your grass for a unique twist on the game :-)


4. Keep it simple

You don't need to over decoration for a BBQ, the outdoors should be your decorations. Possible add a few twinkle lights and tiki torches for when the sun goes down but for the most part keep decor to a minimum, there is less clean up afterwards then.

5. Don't forget the music

Certain songs just scream, “SUMMER!” and will keep your party guests in a great mood all afternoon and evening long. As long as the music makes you smile and dance, it should do the trick. Check out Pandora for great summer playlists for any type of music, country, classic rock, oldies, reggae and pop.

6. Relax and have fun!!

This is a summer BBQ after all, so don't forget to enjoy it yourself. Sometimes when we host a party we end up running around and sometimes don't get to eat. Once everything is in place and the food is served, stop, sit and EAT! Enjoy your time with friends and family.

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Last update: May 12, 2016


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