Hosting Your Summer Barbeque in Style

Now that summer is upon us, many of us will be looking forward to hosting outdoor events at home. Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family without having to go to the expense of going out, as you can simply entertain at home in your own garden. Of course, a very popular option at this time of year is to have a BBQ, which is something that has become traditional in the warmer season.

If you are planning a BBQ for your friends and family, there is no reason why you cannot do it in style. You can have a BBQ to really remember if you do it just right and you can impress your guests with your hosting abilities and attention to detail.

Tips to help with your summer BBQ

The first thing to do is decide how many people you are inviting to your summer BBQ. This will enable you to plan everything else far more easily from the amount of food and drink you will need through to the amount of furniture you will need to have outside for your guests to lounge on. Try not to invite too many people, otherwise you will find yourself doing nothing more than being chef for the day because you won’t be able to move away due to the queues of hungry guests!

You also need to make sure you are prepared when it comes to drinks. If you are inviting people of all different ages and people that do not drink, you need to bear this in mind when you are shopping for your beverages. Make sure you get a good selection of fruit juices and soft drinks in addition to beer, wine and spirits. Also, do some research so that you can impress your guests with cocktails upon arrival, as this will really add a touch of style and elegance to your event. You can present your guests with a virgin cocktail without alcohol, a refreshing champagne cocktail, or even something more hard-hitting such as a Moscow Mule or a Pornstar Martini.

When it comes to the set up for your BBQ, make sure that it is well away from the eating and seating area otherwise people will be overcome with the smell and smoke! People will appreciate being able to come over for food and then take it to an area where they can relax and chill rather than going back home smelling like a steak or beef burger. Do make sure you are aware if anyone with special dietary requirements is coming, as you will need to cater for them too. This is something that many people forget about but is also something that your guests will appreciate if they do have special requirements.

By making sure you pay attention to the little details, you can make your summer BBQ go with a real swing. Add some music and a few attractive water features, and you will be able to create the perfect environment as well.