We all love BBQs and these are great times to get together with family and friends to socialize and enjoy good food. However, there is much more to hosting a BBQ than simply sticking some food on the grill. Here are some tips on how to host BBQs:
Eating Habits of Your Guests
Not everyone likes to munch on meat and even those that do may like to do so in moderation. In addition to burgers, hot dogs and steaks, provide a few alternative options like grilled fish, BBQ vegetables wrapped in silver foil, baked potatoes and grilled corn on the cob.
Prepare plenty of side dishes to give your guests even more options. Most side dishes can be prepared in advance, giving you more time to entertain your guests. Some great ideas for side dishes include couscous, fresh vegetable and fruit salads, roasted vegetables and raw vegetables cut into pieces and served with dips such as chunky salsa.
Selecting the Music
Music adds life to a party and you should take the time to choose the right music that will really add spice and spark to your BBQ. Latin jazz or salsa is a great option, as the light and fun notes of this type of music is sure to get your guests grooving. Other good options include reggae and you can create your own compilation in advance so that you won’t be forced to play the role of the DJ as well as the host.
Your food might be simple, but that doesn’t mean your setting has to be. Add a splash of color with a bright tablecloth and dress the table with fresh flowers and other touches to really make the occasion special. This is also the perfect excuse to tidy up your garden a little and invest in some new garden furniture so that your guests will be able to sit in comfort and style.