How To Throw The Perfect Spring BBQ Party
Although you may still be feeling the chill of winter, spring is just around the corner. With spring comes warmer weather and pleasant weekends perfect for spending time in your backyard. If you are dreaming of spring Sunday afternoons spent hanging out over good food and good drinks, consider planning the perfect spring BBQ party now. By planning ahead, you can enjoy the springtime weather with your guests stress free. Check out our tips for throwing the perfect spring BBQ party.
Start With The Set-Up
The first step to ensuring your spring BBQ is a party everyone will remember fondly is to prepare everything you need to set up ahead of time. Figure out how many guests you are inviting and make sure you have enough seating for everyone. Don’t have enough chairs? Throw down some blankets and turn your BBQ into a picnic style meal. Are you inviting kids? Make sure you set up some fun games for everyone to enjoy. Even if there are no little ones coming to the party, plan some activities for your guests. With spring warmth also comes the increased chance of rain. Prepare ahead by purchasing a large pop up tent or canopy. Having a canopy set up will not only protect your guests from a stray shower, it will also provide shade for those who aren’t quite ready to work on their tan.
Create Fun Invitations With Simple InstructionsWhether you choose to use online invitations, a Facebook event, or you want to go old school and mail out your invitations, make sure you send out your invitations well in advance. This gives people time to clear their schedules and RSVP with enough time for you to plan how many supplies you need to buy. Include some simple instructions with your invitation. For example, do you want people to bring sides and drinks? Make sure you include this information. Asking your guests to bring a side is an excellent way to make your life less stressful. Let your guests know what you will be providing and what you want them to bring.
Pick Easy Drinks And Food
It can be tempting to get carried away with your menu planning and drink creations; however, simple is better. Backyard BBQs are the perfect time to relax and choose a casual meal plan. Pick a few easy food items like classic hamburgers and brats. For drinks, if alcoholic beverages are on the menu, stick to beers and cocktails you can make ahead of time. Create a few pitchers of your favorite mixed drinks. You can pre-make some sangria, margaritas, or spiked lemonade. By having pitchers already made, you save yourself from spending the entire BBQ acting as the bartender. Try freezing fruits that correspond to your cocktails so you don’t need to put ice cubes in the pitchers, which can lead to watered down drinks as the day progresses. Consider asking your guests to bring a few of their favorite beverages too. Be sure to stock up on some kid friendly drinks as well.
Throwing a spring BBQ party is the perfect way to welcome in the warm weather. Feel free to browse our online party outlet for inspiration. From fun inflatable bounce houses to the perfect pop up party tents, we carry everything you need to make your spring party a hit.