Smoke the Competition This Memorial Day: 4 BBQ Tips

Memorial Day BBQ

Planning on hosting a barbecue this Memorial Day? While it is easy to throw some meat on the grill, it is more difficult to prepare a summer BBQ party that all can enjoy. Let’s look at some helpful tips to make sure your Memorial Day BBQ is everything your guests hope for!

Plan Ahead

Invite people well ahead of time so that your guest list isn’t filled with folks who have already committed to something else. The last thing you want is to work hard on an amazing party and then have nobody show up! Also, with all the food and fun you are preparing, it is important to start getting ready the day before. Any sides or marinating that you can do the night before will help you focus on being a great host the day of the event.

Food and Drink

The food is the focus of the party, which means it should be the focus of your planning. Make sure that you have some experience on the grill, or at least that the person in charge knows what they are doing. Factors like seasoning, time on the grill, and meat rotation can play heavily into the quality of your meat. Also, have plenty of sides available for your guests. Chips, vegetables, and all sorts of finger foods should be on-hand and ready for your company to enjoy while they are waiting on the major meals. When it comes to beverages, alcohol is usually a favorite, but make sure to accompany it with hydrating options like water. The summer temperatures can get pretty brutal, and it is important to remind everyone to stay hydrated while enjoying the day.


Games should be available to entertain both kids and adults. Depending on the environment of your party, water games can be a great way to cool down while having fun. Inside games like dominoes, cards, and board games can provide a cooler environment if the outside party becomes too hot.

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