Host The Perfect Summer BBQ With These Essentials

The evenings are brighter, it’s getting warmer, and the sun has started shining. All of which can only mean one thing – it’s BBQ season.

Brits love a good BBQ, and as soon as we get the right weather to enjoy some alfresco dining, that grill is getting dusted down and fired up.

If you are hosting a gathering for family and friends in your garden then you will want to ensure that this is a time to remember. Don’t worry though, we have got you covered.

Once you have got the food sorted, here’s everything you need to host the perfect summer BBQ.

The Basics

It’s important to get the essentials covered, and that means cookware. You just can’t prepare the food without it!

And if you want to be a grill master, there’s specialist barbeque tool sets you can pick up which do the job perfectly.

These normally include utensils such as spatulas, forks and tongs – so everything you need to keep an eye on the grub.

Look The Part

If you want to be the host with the most, then you may want to dress up for the part too. That’s right, we are talking fun aprons!

Of course these protect your clothing from any bits that come flying off the barbeque, but also it let’s your guests know you mean business.

Don’t Forget The Drinks

You may be worrying so much about the food you might have forgotten about the drink, but of course this is a key element of any BBQ.

Chilled drinks are of course a must to keep your guests refreshed in the summer heat, but why not mix things up too to make your gathering even more fun.

Who doesn’t love a cocktail? Why not pick something fun up like a Slush Puppie machine to take your BBQ to the next level?

Decor Is Everything

After you have got creative with the food and drinks, it’s time to turn your attention to the decor, another crucial element you don’t want to forget about.

Help set the scene and create a sense of atmosphere with small touches such as garden lights, cosy blankets or some cute bunting.

Making your guests feel right at home will mean they enjoy the BBQ even more!


Last but not least is the entertainment. Of course chatting is all good, but shake things up a bit with a few garden games – perfect for when the drinks are flowing!

We all like to get into the competitive spirit, so set up a limbo to see how low you can go, or why not see how many skittles you can knock over?

Just maybe avoid games such as Monopoly though – it’s not exactly a chilled out classic!

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. Twitter: @emilyvmurray