Are you planning to have a family barbeque outdoors anytime soon? Here are 5 great tips that can help you upgrade your hosting skills.
Prepare and pack ahead. If you’re bringing your own barbeque set, it is always advisable to check on your tools a week before the scheduled event. MFI Service Bodies notes that this gives you enough time to make repairs if necessary, crowdsource your menu and delegate some tasks. You can also pre-marinate your meat and load non-food items in your off road canopy in Australia ahead of time.
Choose your spot carefully. There are many great outdoor spaces in Australia where you can throw a great outdoor barbeque party. With so many choices, you need to narrow down your top picks. Remember, location is everything. Check out the Brekkie Barbecue at North Bondi. They have coin-operated BBQ grills if you don’t feel like hauling your own. But if you want to bring your own equipment, you can head to the grassy area in The Basin called Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The Collaroy Beach is also an ideal setting for a quiet barbeque night with friends and family.
Pay attention to the small details. When you’re eating outside, the view doesn’t just make the food taste better. Sometimes, it’s the little details that count. Bring your own table cloth to transform a simple picnic table into something more comfortable and inviting. While plastic utensils are recommendable, you can step up your game and invest in lightweight, reusable utensils as well as proper picnic plates and cutlery that you can reuse over and over again.
What beverage will you serve? While soda is always a crowd pleaser, it’s not always the healthiest choice when it comes to picnic drinks. While beer and wine are the next top choices, some public parks have no-alcohol rules. But if you can bring wine, choose the ones that are easy to lug around. You can also make your own summer cocktails on the spot. A watermelon keg is always a good idea.
Don’t forget the condiments! Barbeque condiments shouldn’t be limited to ketchup and mustard. There are many great mixes you can make ahead and bring to a summer picnic party like chipotle and pimento cheese. Don’t want to slave over the mixes? Buy the ones in jars instead.
Have a Great Barbeque!
There’s no limit to what you can bring to a barbeque party with a little research. Planning ahead is always recommended so you can enjoy the great outdoors, the food and the company of people around you.