10 Last Minute Memorial Day BBQ Tips (Slideshow)
May 21, 2014
So you want to throw a barbecue on the fly? Try these tips
Check for Essentials
Before you being barbecuing, you need to make sure you have all of the essentials in stock. Your barbecue will survive without a homemade dessert or table decorations, but it will not even begin without the proper tools. Checking to make sure you have the proper fuel, grilling tools and essential ingredients will ensure a successful start.
A Simple Menu
Barbecues do not have to be glorious displays of your culinary prowess. The basics are totally fine. People expect to be eating hot dogs hamburgers and loads of chips. Choose a simple menu that will not require you to be in the kitchen while everyone is outback enjoying the fun!
Make it Potluck
Friends always ask what they can do, so take advantage of it! Ask them to bring the sides or the appetizers to relieve you a little bit of the stress of party prepping.
Think About Your Party Vessels
Making your party a beautiful event doesn’t take a total makeover. Avoid reinventing the wheel and use your ordinary dishware for extraordinary display. Salads look a lot fancier when they are presenting in your low drinking glasses!
There are plenty of ways you can brighten up your backyard to make your holiday more festive and fun! What is even better is that you can turn party prep into fun for the whole family with simple DIY projects that serve as excellent accent decor. It will keep the kids busy and your hands free to finish up more important tasks!