There’s no time to dwell in the UK, the arrival of the sun means quick barbecue preparations. It’s the ideal weather to enjoy tasty food, good company and simultaneously soak up the sun.
When inviting friends and family for a BBQ it’s always nice to ensure everyone enjoys themselves. This consists of different factors, having enough food and catering for all is one of the most important. How often have you made it to a barbecue and someone has had to run out for emergency burgers or you have to have bunless food?
What You’ll Need for the Perfect BBQ
Before you consider inviting everyone round to your garden, be sure you have enough seating arrangements for everyone. You may put an outdoor blanket down for the children and then have a few tables and chairs, if you haven’t got enough ask someone to bring some round. Find out about fabulous offers with B&Q to get a set of tables and chairs for less. You will obviously need a barbecue and if you haven’t got one then you need to make-do with a few disposable barbecues.
Apart from chairs, a barbecue, a garden and of course food (which we will get to) you are all set! Everything else needed is a luxurious addition, but making sure you have the basics is important. You may also want to be sure you have you tongs, charcoal and oil.
Probably the single most important aspect of the day! You have invited hungry visitors so your BBQ will be mostly rated on how quickly you feed them, what you feed them and how much you feed them. When you notify everyone that the first batch of burgers are cooked it will be like feeding time at the zoo. Be sure to add variety to your food and also check for those with special requirements such as vegeterians, vegans or gluten-free individuals. They can be catered for with ease, you can get veggie burgers using our money off at Tesco. Where should you get the rest of your food? Why not utilise a meat supplier and go all out on your organisation- with The Great British Meat Co you will be entitled to grab some of the finest meats. Add tasty meat and get great value for money rather than overpaying at your local supermarket.
Don’t just buy burgers, get hot dogs, chicken, meat, sweet potatoes, wedges and anything else you can think of. Another great tip is to plan a barbecue at least the night before, allowing you time to marinade your meat before bed.
Setting the ambience is integral to your barbecue- will your gathering go on until the night? If so, you might want to look at lighting arrangements. Having people round is a great excuse to decorate your garden with your favourite table, chairs, ornaments, accessories, lighting and more. Find everything you need and create a theme for you place with My Favourite Voucher Codes offers. Obviously you should be thinking about cutting your grass and tidying around before your visitors arrive.
Most of all- take advantage of the rare vitamin D we get to absorb. Enjoying the sunshine isn’t something us Brits can bank on. Start putting in your plans for the perfect barbecue by stocking up on essentials, delicious food and the ideal garden furniture.
By Daniel Treasure, 20th July 2016