Summer is in full swing and BBQ-ing is what it’s all about. Burgers, hot dogs, a cooler of cold drinks…what’s not to love? If you’re a new homeowner, or just haven’t played host before, read on to learn about what you’ll need to throw an awesome backyard BBQ!
1) A Grill
The grill is undoubtedly the most important component of a barbecue. Whether you buy a large or small grill, choose gas or electric, opt for the added bells and whistles or not, a grill you like and feel comfortable cooking on is a must have for hosting a summer BBQ. We recommend taking it for a test run before inviting guests over.
2) Outdoor Furniture
A high-quality outdoor furniture set is a great investment that can last for years and years if properly cared for. Look for a set that is weather-hardy and can be left outdoors for the entire season. If you live in a climate that gets occasional summer rain, look for a set with weather resistant cushions or ones that are easy to remove and replace.
3) Utensils & Plates
Don’t forget to pick up paper or plastic cups, plates, and cutlery. You can opt to use you real silverware, plates and glasses, but it’s a lot more to clean up when the party ends. If you’re having more than a handful of guests, disposable is a major time-saver!
A little backyard décor can set the mood and also be functional. If you’re BBQ is likely to last into the late evening hours, you’ll need to get some lights. A few strands of Christmas lights, lanterns for the table, or tiki torches around the yard will look great and allow you to keep the fun going all night.
Don’t forget the music! The right tunes can make or break a party. Set the mood with music by curating your own playlist or throw on a summer playlist from Spotify or Pandora.
Summer is our favorite season and we’re happy to share our tips with you on how to host an awesome backyard BBQ. Remember that The RoomPlace is one of the best places to buy patio furniture online because we offer a wide selection, great deals, and free shipping!