5 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Backyard BBQ

BBQ season is in full effect, y’all! The weather is HOT, pool days are a regular occurrence, and grilling outdoors is a must. Whether you’re planning on hosting a backyard birthday party or festive family reunion, we want to make sure you make the best of it. Here are 5 tips to help you throw the perfect backyard BBQ!

1. Plan Ahead

A little bit of planning can take your next BBQ to the next level! Plan your menu and make a list of everything you need before you head out to the grocery store. Make sure the menu has something that everyone will enjoy! And don’t forget a nice cool dessert!

2. Make a Playlist

Hit the right note at your BBQ party with some fun summer tunes. Make sure to include a mixture of upbeat classics and some slower tunes for when the party winds down. You can even ask your guests to submit their music requests to meet with everyone’s taste.

3. Have Outdoor Entertainment

Having outdoor entertainment is a must! The pool is a classic, but if you don’t have one, it can be as easy as keeping a few frisbees around or a giant Jenga. You may even want to consider setting up a homemade backyard theater using a projector, PVC framework, and some white cloth.

4. Set the Mood With Lighting

Decorative solar-powered string lights are always in! Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also create a charming atmosphere. Lighting is an easy way to turn your basic backyard into an outdoor oasis.

5. Safety

Last but not least; prepare for flare-ups. There’s always a risk for flare-ups, even with a properly cleaned grill. Have a fire extinguisher close – your perfect backyard BBQ should also be perfectly safe!


Roll out your grill, it’s BBQ fun time!


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