The arrival of summer needs to be enjoyed with close friends and family, and nothing marks the joyous mood on a beautiful, warm day like a low-key backyard barbecue does. You do not necessarily need fancy white tablecloths or bottles of champagne; just a few creative touches are enough to make your barbecue parties anything but boring. Hopefully, like all barbecue masters, you already have a grate-mounted thermometer or a laser thermometer to measure grills for correct temperatures or to find hot or cold spots. Here are a few more easy tips for hosting a marvelous barbecue party.
Use Frozen Fruit
In lieu of ice in party drinks, use frozen fruit for a marvelously sweet twist. Make your ice-cubes adorable by placing your favourite kind of berry in each cube before freezing. Frozen fruits would be refreshing for your guests.
Have Signature Drinks
Speaking of ice cubes and drinks, canned beverages are the most common, but to make your barbecue party memorable, you need to think outside the box. You can create a signature drink for the party, and this needs to be decided keeping the party’s theme in mind.
Pick a Memorable Theme
We have mentioned previously that your signature drink should be connected to the theme of the party. To get started, you need to brainstorm a number of theme ideas before deciding on one. Having a theme will allow you to be more specific about particular aspects, like the dress codes, decorations, menu and so on. If your party is Cinderella-themed, you can serve vibrant blue drinks, for instance.
Create a Toppings Station
A burger feels incomplete without a condiment. You shouldn’t just have ketchup and mayonnaise. Set up a table with a great assortment of BBQ sauce, salsas, onions, pickles, jalapenos, crumbled bacon, cheeses, guacamole and mustards. Toppings make burgers more mouth-watering.
Try Pickled Vegetables
Brining cucumbers would be the usual way to go. You can try pickled bell peppers, onions, carrots and cauliflower. The unique flavors of these vegetables will add a certain charm and pep to your regular barbecue palette.
Make Different Delightful Burgers
Ground beef is a common and boring option nowadays. You can experiment with different kinds of burgers, for instance, salmon, tuna, shrimp and lamb. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
Put a Nice Twist on the Corn
Grilled corn on the cob is a classic barbecue side dish. Make this standard dish marvelous by adding some chilly powder and Parmesan cheese. For a mouth-watering herbal spread, you can use butter and basil instead, if you don’t like spice.
Try Grilled Pizza
Burgers and Hot Dogs are the standard dishes at backyard barbecue parties. So, you can try grilled pizza to switch things up a bit. All you need to do is place your dough directly on the smoker, cook for a minute, flip, then add the toppings of your preference, grilling until they are entirely heated through.
With these creative hosting tips, you will be able to make your usual backyard barbecue party much more fun and marvelous.
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