Acadiana Food Circle

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June 02, 2012

How to host a barbecue party for your neighbors

Everyone loves barbecue and also loves attending the barbecue parties. But you need to keep in mind a few things before hosting one for your neighbors, so that it turns out to be a success. It is quite obvious that hosting a barbecue party for a large number of people can be irking and tiring. Well, you will just not have to spend your energy but also splurge your money. So, how exactly does one make sure that there is limited expenditure and within that limited expenditure you can throw a fun barbecue party? Let us go throw the important things we all should keep in mind while planning to host a barbecue party.

  • Do not serve off season vegetables- if you wish to stay budget friendly, then do not make extra efforts of looking for vegetables that are not in season. This will cost you more money and make you waste your energy as well. Go to the local farmers’ market to buy vegetables, they will be cheaper and the quality can be trusted as well. You know you need to buy a lot of things as the guest list is going to big, therefore, make smart choices and do not end up splurging your money. neighbour
  • Change the Barbecue basis! – You definitely want to make it a fun party. Perhaps, if you are planning on serving hot dogs and burgers, then make it a little fun by displaying the ingredients for the guests. This will allow them to choose what they want to add in their burgers. For instance, you can display cabbage, meat and lettuce and then people can choose what they want to put in their hot dog.
  • Do not overdo the decorations- Decorations can cost you slightly on the higher side. Perhaps, one needs to be wise on what to buy and what not to buy. So do not go overboard with the decorations, take suggestions from party planners or your friends who have hosted a barbecue party before. You can also use a pellet grill and make the grilling process easier for yourself. Few balloons and flowers here and there shall be more than enough. Make sure the cutlery is clean and you have put clean white mats on the tables. After all, the way you present your table is going to win the hearts of your neighbors. This will be the first things people will notice when they begin with serving themselves. If your table and mats are not clean then the guests will get disenchanted in the starting only.
  • Do not make an intricate menu- make sure your menu is simple and includes things that are mostly loved by everyone. If, you start thinking about personal choices of all your guests, you will end up getting hassled and confused. Therefore, to avoid a situation where you get restless with what all you should include, just ponder about the dishes that are usually served in a barbecue party with the help of the absolute best pellet smoker. The most you can do is present your dishes beautifully, so that they look alluring. neighbour-2