SUNNY DAYS ARE BECOMING MORE FREQUENT IN OUR BEAUTIFUL SCOTLAND THIS SUMMER, WHICH MEANS THAT WE CAN FINALLY START ENJOYING WARM DAYS OUTDOORS WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. HONESTLY SPEAKING, WHAT’S BETTER THAN HAVING AN AMAZING BBQ PARTY ON A RELAXING SUMMER WEEKEND? BELOW YOU’LL FIND SOME SPECIAL TIPS ON HOW TO ORGANISE A FANTASTIC BARBEQUE PARTY.
1 RIVERS OF FOOD!
Food is obviously the main character of this awesome outdoor feast, so it is very important to choose it carefully. When inviting family or friends over to enjoy a delicious barbeque, it is essential to offer them a wide range of different ingredients and food options. You should buy high quality meat of all kinds, such as ribs, chicken breasts, sausages, beef and pork steaks. Potatoes, onions, aubergines, zucchini, spinach, lettuce and fresh tomatoes, are among the best types of veggies to select when planning a barbeque. There should be tons of veggies and sorts of cheeses in case there are any vegetarians around. Soft types of breads must also be included, as well as a variety of sauces, such as mayo, ketchup, chili, BBQ and garlic sauce. Remember also to add some snacks onto the table, as well as different spices, like basil, parsley, oregano, curry, black pepper and to prepare a simple salad on the side. Snacks and a healthy salad are very important as they can be pleasantly eaten by your guests while they are waiting for the meat to cook. Presenting an abundance of food choices will definitely make your guests and yourself feel very happy, so make your BBQ party shine by applying these simple tips!
Needless to say, you have to provide your guests with a nice selection of beverages. Eating a lot of great food also means that your guests will quickly feel thirsty, so remember to buy many bottles of water, fruit juices and don’t forget red wine (which perfectly combines with meat) and beer. All these drinks should be stored in the fridge for at least two hours prior to the start of your BBQ party, so that they can be cold when served and easily keep people cool.
3 GARDEN AND TABLE DÉCOR
Even though you are planning an informal dinner or lunch at your place, you should still take into high consideration the way the setting looks. It is essential to make your guests feel comfortable in a positive, colourful and clean environment, so if your garden or terrace is usually messy, you should definitely clean it up and make it look tidy and nice before they arrive. The table’s décor is also fundamental, since it contributes to the ambiance and creates a delightful environment, where everyone can feel relaxed and at ease. It would also be advisable to add brightly coloured napkins, plates and glasses to your table, to give a cheerful character to your party.
4 CHOOSE THE RIGHT BBQ EQUIPMENT
Any barbeque party needs top-notch equipment in order to be successful. If your grill isn’t high quality or if it’s too old and burned by all the times you have used it, it is then definitely time to purchase a new one. Without a good grill you won’t be able to surprise your guests and to deliver an unforgettable barbeque experience. This is why it is so important to cook your meat on a great BBQ grill. There are lots of extremely expensive grills on the market and absolutely no need for you to waste money on one of those, since you can also find many awesome grills at much more convenient prices.
Edinburgh Wood Fuel Ltd sell numerous products to make your party a special one from outdoor, patio heaters to grills, charcoal and kindling. This can be purchased from their online shop and shipped to your home between 3 to 7 days. Check out their fuel products and services, on their website: http://www.edinburgh-woodfuel.co.uk/.
By following all these simple but effective tips, you’ll certainly be crowned as the king or queen of all barbeque parties! Organising a marvellous barbeque is not hard at all, but it is essential to follow some straightforward guidelines in order to make everyone feel happy and want to come back to your home.
Have a wonderful summer!