Every barbecue can and should be an exciting family event. We’ve put together 5 ways to make your BBQ a memorable event and one that everyone will love.
Since Americans in the South began roasting pigs publicly, Barbecues have been a staple of North American living. For many, grilling is a routine mealtime activity. However, for the most devoted grillers, summer is ruled by massive barbecue parties. But grillers do not have to choose between boring repetition and outrageous get-togethers. Every barbecue event can and should be an exciting family event.
Here are 5 Ways to Make Your BBQ a Memorable Event:
Below are 5 ways to make Your BBQ a memorable event & one that you’ll look back on with a grin:
1. Try something New
Who said you have to stick to meat? Much can be done with bread and fruits over an open flame. To make this into a fun activity with your kids, use cookie cutters to make the bread and fruit into shapes. To make this activity even more creative, decide on themes like animals and letters or ask that each shape be different from the others! Then, let your kids decide which toppings they would like to put on. Add cheese, onion and various spices to the bread. For the fruit, add cinnamon and honey for added flavour.
2. Surprise Your Family
Try foil-wrapped surprise meals. Place different combinations of chicken, fish and vegetables with sauces and spices in foil packets. Then, cook them for less than 20 minutes and lead to no-mess, lip-smacking, mouth-watering results. Children will love the surprise element and can easily switch packets. You can even ask your family for combo suggestions before the barbecue, or draw ingredient names out of a hat to create new meal ideas. For example check out our
A little variety goes a long way. If you tend to stick to the same old beef burgers and pork wieners, why not try grilled pizza or salmon steaks? Similarly, try to mix it up with condiments and seasoning. Sick of ketchup? Try salsa or honey-garlic sauce instead. Check out our blogs where you’ll find easy recipes for barbecue ribs. These give your food that extra pizzazz. Additionally, you & your family get to try new sauces which you may find even tastier than ketchup!
4) Take Your Time
Barbecues don’t have to be rushed. In fact, barbecue devotees will tell you that today’s quick broiling is an insult to the term, which should represent a process of slow cooking on low heat. You can find many slow cooker recipes online, and the wait is a great opportunity to pass some quality time with your family and friends. Entertaining backyard activities include creating an outdoor canvas to paint on or playing backyard bowling with household items. Card games are also a great way to pass the time, and a little competition is always healthy!
5) Have Fun!
Mom said not to play with your food, but there’s always an exception! Barbecue games are great fun and tasty at the same time. In the game Glutton, each player gets a certain amount of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese or any other side dish. Various kitchen utensils are put in a box and the players blindly pick a few. On the go, they begin to eat their dish with the items that they took out. The first to finish his or her food wins the prize!
Doesn’t all of this sound amazing? Don’t miss out on the joy a BBQ brings to a home! If you still are hesitating, or can’t select the right BBQ for you, check out our blog on Selecting the right BBQ Smoker! If you don’t need assistance in the selection process, let us show you around two of the BBQ shops where we fulfill all of our barbeque needs: BBQGuys & Camp Chef. Give them a shot to get all of our supplies, or even a brand new BBQ to your doorsteps!
5 ways to make your BBQ a memorable event: Final Thoughts
Finally, don’t fret! Far too many people get lost in the details of planning the perfect barbecue party and forget to enjoy the social atmosphere and delicious food. So kick back, bask in the relaxing sun and prepare for a summer of unforgettable barbecues!
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