Memorial Day is commonly celebrated by having the family and friends over for a barbecue. With Memorial Day fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about what things you need to throw a great party. Check out this handy guide to assist you in throwing the best barbecue ever!
Equipment You Will Need:
Grill: First you will want to make sure you have the proper sized grill for how many guests you plan on having. A grill like the Char-Broil T-Frame 4-Burner Grill would be great for accommodating a midsized to large group. You want to make sure your propane tank is full as well as to not have any delays or unexpected mishaps.
Utensils: You will also need some good grilling utensils such as this set from Target. It is important to have tools specifically for grilling as the handles are longer and prevent burning and this set has a thermometer in the fork to ensure all the food is fully cooked.
Patio Furniture: Having the right outdoor furniture will help to make your guests more comfortable and can add some flair to your patio. This set by Martha Stewart is extremely comfortable, fashionable and comes with a nice fire-pit for evening entertaining.
Table Settings: In honor of the holiday you may want to consider dressing your tables by adding some red, white, and blue accents. This website has a great collection of photos that will help inspire your theme decorating. Another thing to consider is purchasing some outdoor plates and dishes that will match your theme. On another note, you may want to keep things simple by going with disposable dishes and flatware to save time and effort on clean up.
On the Grill: Consider making a variety of food. Hotdogs and hamburgers are pretty straight-forward, but get creative with fun kabobs, grilled corn, or fish.
Make Theme Food and Desserts: It is always fun during a holiday to prepare theme food or specialty dishes that celebrate the occasion. Consider gleaning from others on what they suggest for great memorial day dishes. You can even start your own family traditions with a great flag cheesecake or fun fruit skewers!
However you decide to celebrate, make sure that you remember to focus on the blessings we enjoy today and everyday because of America’s heroes this Memorial Day.