It is estimated that over seventy five of all American families are in possession of a grill or smoker. If you own one, there is no better way to enjoy the summer sun with your friends and family other than hosting a backyard BBQ party. You can make it happen with simple BBQ ideas such as the ones highlighted below.
The planning should start a week before the party. This is the best ay possible to spare enough time to buy all that is needed, send out invitations to your guests and organize everything.
Generate your guest list. The first thing you should do is decide on how many people are going to be at your party. If you fail to do this, you might end up getting too much food or too little. Pick from your list of family and friends and invite them. Summer time is vacation time for most families and you might want to send out invites earlier.
Choose the food that is going to be served. When you have a good idea of the people that will be coming to the party, it is time to decide what they are going to eat. The best thing to do is have a few finger foods that you can serve your guests as they wait for lunch or dinner to be ready. You could serve them a bag of chips and a bowl of salsa or any other light snacks. The main course and at least two side dishes should for the meal itself. If you do not know what to make, you can start with some simple BBQ ideas. If the guests are willing to bring a dish each and make a buffet of the meals. When making plans for the food, put into consideration any allergies and food intolerances. If there is anyone on the guest list that cannot eat gluten, make plans for some gluten free foods.
Get it right with your choice of drinks. Choosing drinks should not be a problem as you can get some soda, your favorite alcohol and some juice. Without a proper storage solution, the drinks could bake in the sun and you therefore need to find a cold ice chest or any other option to prevent this. Find drinks favorable for children if there are any attending.
Organize to have some games at the party. You do not want your guests to get bored while waiting for food and you therefore need to find games that are suitable for them.