Father’s Day 2019 is fast approaching, so there’s no time like the present to start planning. Whether he’s a difficult-to-buy-for or a fun-loving dad, there’s one party idea he’s bound to love – a BBQ!
As Father’s Day falls in summertime, it’s the perfect excuse to make the best of the sunshine and the longer days too. You can spend time together in the sun with friends and family, enjoying food, drink, music and games.
Here’s your essential guide to throwing the perfect Dad’s Day BBQ bash…
Choose your BBQ team carefully
You want your dad to be relaxing and putting his feet up on Father’s Day, so that means no manning the BBQ. If he’s like many dads though, he’ll have high standards (and plenty of opinions) about how it should be done. Choose your BBQ master carefully, perhaps even gathering a team to handle the cooking.
Plan the menu
Most dads will be very happy with the BBQ classics – good quality burgers, hot dogs and seasoned chicken. But you don’t have to play it safe, as there isn’t much you can’t cook on a barbecue. You can be adventurous with seafood, go vegetarian or even cook dessert such as pineapple, peach or marshmallows on the grill as it cools down.
Keep the drinks cool
When making your shopping list for food and drink, it’s also a smart idea to think about how you’ll keep those beers and soft drinks cool. This is especially important if the weather forecast is looking hot. An outdoor ice bucket or cooler can be the ideal solution, so that people can grab a frosty drink without having to head inside.
Get your tableware sorted
The last thing you want on party day is a stack of dirty dishes and cutlery to deal with. Take it easier by stocking up on plates, tableware, napkins, tablecloths, serving trays, cups and other party essentials, all of which are much better for use outside than ordinary crockery.
Pump up the tunes
A Father’s Day BBQ in the back garden is the perfect chance to make yourself a summer playlist, full of upbeat, sun-kissed hits. Don’t forget to include some classics too, it is your dad’s day after all.
Invite the neighbours
Worried about making too much noise and disturbing the neighbours? Either pop round to pre-apologise (perhaps with a bottle-shaped bribe in hand) or even better, invite them along to the party!
Plan some games
Depending on the dad and the amount of space you have available, it could be a good idea to plan some games or sports. It could be whatever you liked, from limbo, giant outdoor jenga and piñata fun for the kids to volleyball or a water pistol fight. Or you could simply chill in the back garden, enjoying the sun and chatting to friends and family. Think about what your dad would like best, as it’s all about him.
Remember, you can find all the party supplies you need here at The Event Experts, perfect for a fantastic and fun Father’s Day BBQ.