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Great ideas for Hosting BBQ Parties

Lora Davis

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Most of us were taught table manners by our mothers and you can agree with me that it was one good lesson; however, at a time when outdoor Bar-B-Que parties are the trend, you wonder whether anyone ever taught BBQ etiquette. During times when there is fair weather, BBQ parties are the best places to meet family and friends. You want to learn a few rules of hosting a BBQ party that will not be forgotten because it went well and everyone enjoyed themselves to the brim.

Whether you are attending somebody else’s outdoor Bar-B-Que or you or you are hosting one in your outdoor living space, there are simple rules of etiquette which is followed, will make that party such a great unforgettable event. You have read about many do’s and don’ts that make every other event worthwhile, following these tips about your next outdoor event isn’t such a bad idea after all. The following tips are something you want to consider when you are invited:

Don’t touch the grill: This belongs to your host and you don’t want to be caught taking over their turf; this is the worst thing you can ever do as a guest. You can at outdoor kitchen, ask as many questions as you want, but don’t touch anything unless invited to do so.

Bring something along: As a good guest at an outdoor Bar-B-Que event you don’t come empty handed; bring along a bottle of wine or something similar; if you are good at something, you could also come with a side dish of sorts. You could even bring a long a jar of a nice BBQ sauce but you need to make sure it will be enough to go around.

Be courteous: Hosting a BBQ party is stressful enough and your hosts will do well without any unnecessary aggravation from a guest. Don’t you dare tell the person working on the grill what you think they should be doing or that they are making mistakes. God manners dictate that you keep your suggestions until anyone asks for them. On the other hand, if you are the one hosting the event:

Ensure the grill is clean: BBQ cleaning should be given a great priority before and after the event; it is a healthy practice that makes you look like a professional. If your grill is using propane as a fuel, you need to make sure it is filled up and have a backup just in case. You don’t want to run short of fuel in the middle of your cooking. Make sure you have enough charcoal as well if that is your fuel.

Invest in good utensils: Having nice BBQ accessories and utensils will make you look like a professional; you don’t want to keep dirty or rusted gear. Only prepare those recipes that you are very familiar with and as much as possible, create the BBQ around a theme. Last but not least, don’t forget to cater for vegetarians who will be attending the event.


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