Planning to host a BBQ party? Before you slip extra skewers of prawns onto the barbie for your special guests, here are a couple of tips to ensure that hosting the party will be a breeze for you and that your guests will have a blast.
1. Plan Ahead
When preparing for a BBQ party, it is important to plan ahead so that you will not feel rushed. Ideally, invitations should be sent out at least a week prior to the event.
Plan your menu ahead of time. Check which food items are in season. To get more ideas about which food to serve, there are plenty of websites you can visit that offer traditional or unconventional food items to serve. Of course, no party would be complete without drinks. Beer goes well with a barbecue menu, but you can also whip up some cold cocktails.
2. Fire up the BBQ ahead of time
It is always a good idea to fire up the BBQ before any of your guests arrive. To keep them occupied while you are manning the grill, prepare some games and some snacks. Also remember to provide an adequate number of plates and cups.
3. Choose your location wisely
Finally, location is crucial. You would want your guests to have fun outdoors, mingling, joking and playing around. But aside from that, you would want to provide some shade to give them a respite from the sun’s light and heat.
4. Have a weather backup plan
If you love entertaining your guests outdoors, you should consider installing bistro blinds. Also known as cafe blinds, bistro blinds can block as much as 90% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Additionally, because of the unpredictable weather, your guests can be shielded from rain should it decide to crash your party.
These blinds have been in wide use among restaurants and cafes. Now, you can enjoy the benefits they give on your own property. These nifty blinds allow homeowners to extend their living space beyond the interior of their homes. Your family and friends can have a blast playing outdoors whilst being shielded from the elements. Additionally, you do not have to move furniture, appliances and house plants around as they are given enclosed protection.
These blinds are made of only the sturdiest materials and are available in clear and tinted PVC and screening fabrics which can be used to for shade or for privacy. By utilising high-quality, marine-grade spiral zips, jamming is prevented; on the other hand, storm tie-down clips ensure that they are secured and remain firmly in place. Additionally, homeowners can choose between blinds that are operated manually or rolled up or down through cord operation.
These blinds can be used for just about any deck size or shape and can add value to your property, not to mention provide you the perfect venue for parties and outdoor gatherings.