Having friends and family over for a relaxing backyard barbecue can be cause for a bit of stress for you as host. There is food preparation as well as grill and backyard preparation before guests arrive. To alleviate stress, ask guests to help. For example, they can provide games for the yard or pool. Here are tips for a relaxing backyard barbecue:
- Prepare food ahead of time: Slice the vegetables, marinate the meat and get the grill ready before guests arrive. You will be able to spend more time relaxing with guests.
- Have all the grill tools near the grill. Nothing worse than walking away for a peppermill or pair of tongs leaving the meat to burn.
- Games for all ages always make for a relaxing backyard barbecue. If you have a pool, provide games or ask guests to bring pool toys for kids of all ages.
- Keep guests comfortable with misting fans from Cool-Off at your next barbecue.