As barbecue season heats up, you might be planning some get-togethers for the near future. Whether you want to celebrate a long weekend, someone’s birthday, or just have a party for the fun of it, here are some things that every successful backyard party needs!
When hosting a backyard barbecue party, the main event is always the meal. If you want to host the perfect party, you have to fire up that grill and aim to please. When serving a crowd, a mixed grill featuring burgers, ribs, chicken, and steak will ensure that most of your guests will have something to eat.
You can also add some flavour to your meat using barbecue sauce, marinades, and dry spice rubs.
Make some popular side dishes, salads, vegetarian options, and desserts to complete to spread! Don’t forget the cooler filled with frosty beverages for everyone.
While it’s perfectly acceptable to have your guests BYOLC (Bring Your Own Lawnchair), you should have some outdoor furniture available – including tables. If you’re party is happening while the sun is still shining, a patio umbrella is a must-have to provide your guests with some shade.
Whether you’re celebrating someone’s birthday or just hosting a summer get together, you can impress your friends and family with some fun décor. Take a trip to the party store, or DIY some fun summer themed decorations. You might also find some gems at a local garage sale.
You can’t have a party without some music! With smartphone technology portable music is easier than ever! Even a small set of wireless speakers can provide some big sound – without disturbing your neighbours, of course. Gone are the days of having to carry big sound systems outdoors with extension cords and such. Portable, wireless speakers make it easy to listen to the latest summer hits while you grill.
Whether you are entertaining adults, kids, or a mix, it’s always fun to have some games or activities planned for before or after the meal. There are plenty of fun, DIY outdoor games you can play, such as Lawn Twister (all you need is coloured spray paint, and the Twister wheel), or Giant Jenga. You can also set up a croquet set, badminton net, or bocce balls and let your guests play at their leisure.
You can also set up a DIY backyard photobooth! Just hang some old picture frames from a tree branch, add some silly props, and see what people come up with!
Is rain in the forecast? Don’t cancel the party, just make it an indoor games night.
It’s time to start planning the backyard party of the year!