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Top 5 essentials for any summer barbecue


Date Created: 07/01/2011


Top 5 essentials for any summer barbecue. Whether you're putting the finishing touches on your 4th of July party or planning ahead for future summer gatherings, there are a few things that you can't do without. By having some fun and inviting party supplies on hand, as well as a few creature comforts to keep your guests happy, you'll be well on your way to throwing one of the highlights of the season.

1. Bug-proof lighting and candles. LED lighting is an excellent choice for outdoor barbecues since they do not emit ultraviolet rays which attracts insects. Place a small strip light around the perimeter of your deck to add some ambiance with ease. You can also use some citronella candles underneath picnic tables to keep bugs from biting at uncovered legs. As a final touch, use tiki torches to keep pesky critters away from your gathering.

2. Party tableware. Summer barbecues are about being messy and enjoying delicious grilled food, so you're not about to break out the fine china! Use some party tableware and imprinted napkins to give your bash a festive atmosphere. Best of all, your guests can simply throw away their trash in a garbage can to make cleanup a breeze for the hosts.

3. Creative ice cube trays. When you're serving cocktails, a decorative piece of ice can go a long way toward creating the perfect libation. Invest in some ice cube trays that feature fun summer shapes like starfishes, frozen stirrers and other creative novelty shapes that will liven up any summer beverage.

4. Large serving bowls. By having a few large serving bowls on hand, you can accommodate all of your salads and snacks into a colorful arrangement. Use a party centerpiece in the center of your tablespread to perk up the look of your food selection.

5. A chef's apron. If you're going to be manning the grill, you'll need to look the part! A comical apron is the perfect thing to wear during your summer party, and it will ensure that your guests know who to come to when they're going for a second portion.

Incorporating a few of these cost-effective items will help your next barbecue go off without a hitch. Get all of your summer party supplies together to make sure your guests are wowed by your decorative flair.  


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