Planning a Weekend Barbecue Party? Here's What You Need
A barbeque is only complete if you have a party.
10:22 04 March 2020
To do that, you need to give it the edge that has made it so popular for centuries. To make it perfect, you need to make deliberate decisions and actions. You also have to break a sweat while at it if you want to make it a blast.
We can help you out with the planning. You can’t start thinking about a barbeque if you have not already bought a grill. Reviews show the level of trust that other consumers give to a product. A high score indicates that the product has favorable results. You need to interact with reviewers to have a feel of exactly what a grill is supposed to do. In the meantime, I will tell you what you need for the party.
First, let's make a list of must-haves:
- Food for grilling
- Chips and dips
- Plenty of ice-cold drinks
- Sauces and condiments
- Music and entertainment
- More meat!
Now we know what we must have, let’s get to what we need on the very day
It is an insult to hold a barbeque only to starve people. So, you need to procure enough food. Don't just think of meat, burgers, and more meat. Think of variety, too. Think of dessert foods, salads, some seafood, and other items that can go with your themed barbeque grills. You also need to think about serious garnish work. An outdoor barbeque is an opportunity for all the eyes to feast. Feed the eyes and noses first before people even get to enjoy the treats. Make sure everyone is well fed and happy.
Grilling equipment and resources
The trick to excellent grilling is to make sure that you have all the tools. Well, start with a functional grill. You need a barbeque party grill. The barbecue experts at https://brobbq.com/best-portable-gas-grill-reviews/ point out that although a lot of people opt for small grills, these just won’t cut it for weekend parties. In order to grill like a champion, you should go for gas grills, even portable ones, as you can move it around as you please just in case you need to during the party. And because it’s gas, you can easily control the temperature and impress your guests with perfectly cooked meat every single time.
Don’t forget, the size of your grill should tell us how many people you are expecting. I like the type of grill that I can grill a whole chevon side. It tells everyone that I am serious about making the party go down with a bang.
You need grilling forks and gloves to make cooking on the grill safe and convenient. You need an apron, to look like a chef. Aluminum foils and towels also come in handy.
A full cooler
Yeah, it has to be packed to make the impression that the party is on. You can have several coolers. Don't mix alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, unless it is an all-adult party. Bring plastic cups because those glasses will keep breaking until they hurt someone. Bottle openers should be enough. You don’t want people to try to open beer bottles with their teeth. Don’t forget the water.
Barbeques are fun times. They should not be table dinners or boring breakfasts. If you don’t have a professional MC to take the party the direction it deserves, you can have live music performances or any other form of entertainment that you can think of. Be inventive. You can also try fun games to spice up the event. Also, be sure to arrange for outside lighting if the barbeque spills into the night.
Imagine having all the food and the preparations, and then you end up with poorly cooked food. It is not acceptable. At least have some professionals around such as a chef to guide you with the cooking. It is fun to be the one in charge. However, it is even more thrilling to try new dishes and styles under the tutelage of a person who knows things. Besides, you need someone who knows how to set up the barbeque area, especially the decorations, safety preparations, and such things. At least someone who knows how to spice the drinks up will also be welcome.
Parties can escalate quickly. You need at least some first aid kit - a functioning one. You also need to arrange to make sure that someone who knows how to do simple first aid procedures will attend. A person who can attend to a person who is choking, to treat a fresh cut or burn, and such small but important safety procedures.
A barbeque is only fun if you can give it the things that it needs to light up. Enough drinks and food is an understatement. You want everyone to enjoy his or her fullest. So, give it some professional touch if you don’t mind.