Why not have a Barbecue Party for friends and Family ? The summer evenings are perfect for this as are the days. Here I share my party planning tips for a summer barbecue.

Send an invite I always like to send an invite even if its an informal party. With gorgeous options for invites for any kind of do, there is no excuse to not send one. Choose a barbecue themed invite and hit send. I use Paperless Post or Canva for Invites.

 

Ambience : If your having it in the day, but your garden isnt shady enough then install a temporary canopy which can be hired from the party planners in your town.If like me you like to start with sun downers and carry on into the night then you can have it on your terrace too (if you have one) If your party is in the evening, put up pretty little string lights everywhere.

 

 

Drinks : Have lots of drinks to go around.Opt for soft drinks, juices, beer and wine. Keep it light and ditch the hard liquour unless your guests are specific about their drinks. Prepare a pitcher of  a popular cocktail like a margarita, sangria, fruit punch or a Pina colada to go around.

Food : For snacks: Chips, guacamole, vegetables and a spicy dip, nuts and popcorn

On the grill: Choose to have tandoori items like chicken tandoor, paneer and fish, potatoes, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, steak tips, vegetable skewers, corn on the cob and shrimp

On the side: potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, french fries, baked potatoes, fruit chaat, rolls and naan bread.

For dessert: watermelon slices, apple pie, ice cream sundaes, popsicles or kulfi and chocolate cake

 

Guests : Get your guests to pitch in on the barbecue and help pass the food around. Its a great way to bond and chat with each other.

Games : Set up a few outdoor games. If your barbecue party is pool side, tell your guests to bring their swim suits. You can have a karoake or a round of badminton if you have the space. You can even put up a dart board and a few board games out for your guests to play.

 

barbecue decor

 

Music : Do have music playing in the backgroud, an easy listening channel or country music  on Tune in Radio or on apple music.

Go ahead plan your party and have a great time.

 

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