As the weather warms up, friends and family find time to get together to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to reconnect with friends and family is to host a fun backyard barbecue with fun food and drinks. Although this is a time to unwind and enjoy, it does come with some precautions. Be sure to check out Good Home Health’s Guide to hosting the perfect barbecue this summer:
It isn’t a barbecue without the mouthwatering aroma of seasoned meats and veggies. As you plan your backyard barbecue, be sure to check with your guests beforehand to ensure that the menu has everyone’s favorites.
Also, when you’re grilling, make sure that your grilling station is a safe distance away from your home. Grills have been known to be a cause for house fires and a safe proximity from the home is an easy preventative.
One of the main reasons to get a collective preference from your guests before the barbecue takes place is to avoid any complications with the menu. Keep in mind that not everyone likes meat, so be sure to offer a vegetarian option.
Also, be sure to check with your guests to address any food allergies. Since you will be hosting, it is important that their safety is a priority. A quick and easy way to address this is by sending out your invites early. Your invites can include an option to disclose any food allergies and preference when guests are RSVPing.
It wouldn’t be a barbecue without a few summertime cocktails. From margaritas, mojitos, craft beers, and more; barbecues are a great time to enjoy festive spirits as your guests indulge in good company and delicious food.
Since your guests will have an array of preferred tastes, be sure to offer a variety of option to accommodate everyone. Additionally, as the host, be sure to monitor your guests to ensure that there is no chance of someone drinking and driving. A responsible barbecue party is the best one.
As an alternative to an unfortunate situation, be sure to collect everyone’s keys and suggest a ridesharing service such as Lyft or Uber. If you have a close inner circle of friends and family, be sure to accommodate in the event you have a few guests that might need to sleep it off for a bit.
Barbecues are a fun and festive way to enjoy the warm summer months. Preparing in advance will allow plenty of time to plan ahead for your guests’ food and spirit preferences. Be sure to check out a few of our backyard patio ideas to make your summer barbecue a place that everyone will enjoy.