Summer is upon us and that means BBQ season is back! Celebrate purchasing a home for sale in Irvine by inviting friends and family over for a backyard BBQ.
While it doesn’t take much more than some hot dogs and a hot grill to have a successful BBQ, we’ve come up with a few tips to take your next BBQ to a whole new level.
1. Choose a Theme
Pick a theme that can serve as the focal point of your BBQ. Once the theme is picked–and get creative–you can tell your friends to dress up, make food that ties into the theme, and decorate appropriately. Need a few theme ideas? Consider a hoedown, a luau, the all-American BBQ, a southern-inspired event, or a fancier fete with grilled hors d’oeuvres.
2. Grab Some Games
Backyard games like cornhole or bocce ball are a great way to spice up the average summer BBQ. A little friendly competition is sure to amp up the fun, and people of all ages will want to get involved.
3. Make It a Pool Party!
So what if you don’t have a pool? Pick up an inflatable kiddie pool or two at the store and fill them up the morning of the party. Even the adults will have fun cooling off and splashing around.
4. Hold a Cooking Competition
Cooking competitions are all over TV these days, so why not add one to your next BBQ? Give everyone some basic instructions ahead of time and ask them to bring their best dish. Guests can vote for their favorite, or you can do a judging panel, and don’t forget to have a couple prizes ready to go for the top three contestants.
5. Grill Dessert
Everyone grills hot dogs and burgers, but you can take your party to a new level by adding grilled dessert to the menu. Grilled pineapple and mango are some of our faves, but there are plenty of other ideas out there.
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