Memorial Day is just around the corner and many of you will be planning a family BBQ. Memorial Day weekend seems to be the kick-off weekend for backyard BBQs and grilling with your family. I wanted to share some tips today to help you host an epic Memorial Day BBQ. You will LOVE these Memorial Day recipes. Continue reading for some tips on how you can host the ultimately Memorial Day BBQ for the family this year.
Memorial Day BBQ Tips
Before you start the grill, here are some of my best tips for Memorial Day get-togethers. While we may all be currently social distancing, we can still enjoy our backyards and cook together as a family with those we live with.
It’s All About Presentation: The first step to hosting an epic Memorial Day BBQ is to ensure the presentation is superb. You don’t have to go broke when it comes to decorating for your Memorial Day BBQ. You can find loads of decoration and set up ideas on Pinterest to inspire your creative mind on a budget.
Go Beyond Beef Patties: You need to think big, go beyond just serving regular beef patties. Spice things up a bit with turkey burgers, tuna, and other options that broaden the taste buds of your guests. You can even spice things up by adding Cajun seasoning to your burgers for an extra kick.
Think about Variety: Side dishes at your epic Memorial Day BBQ should include pasta, bread, salads, and other side dishes that allow for your guests to pick and choose. Be sure to have a variety of food options for those who need gluten-free or allergy-free options at your BBQ.
Get the Playlist Ready: Memorial Day weekend is a fabulous time to enjoy the company of family at a backyard BBQ event. Create a playlist that you can play with Bluetooth speakers. This will create an entertaining environment as guests start dancing around the backyard to their favorite tunes.
Offer Many Condiments: Create an ultimate condiment section at your Memorial Day BBQ. Things to include beyond just ketchup and mustard are guacamole, BBQ sauces that offer both sweet and spicy options, grated and sliced cheese, pickles, onions, and even sliced peppers will be great to have for guests.
Bring Back Childhood Games: Surely the music will be playing and guests dancing around to their favorite songs, but why not add more to your epic Memorial Day BBQ by bringing back childhood games? Have a water balloon fight, play tag or even Twister with guests to keep guests engaged.
Create a Drink Stand: Don’t pay bartender at your own BBQ. Set up a drink stand for alcoholic beverages and one for non-alcoholic beverages. This will easily allow your guests to serve themselves when they’re thirsty for a good, cold drink.
The Best Memorial Day Recipes
Simple appetizers that are perfect for sharing!
Break out the grill for these main courses!
Memorial Day Sides
Pair the main course with a fast side like pasta salads!
Cool off with a drink!
Easy Memorial Day Desserts
Just add red, white, and blue!
There you have it, tips for hosting an epic Memorial Day BBQ without going broke. Each of these options should inspire you to host the best BBQ ever this Memorial Day weekend.