How to Host the Perfect Summer Barbecue

It’s National Grilling month, so what’s a better way to celebrate than hosting a summer barbecue? This summer staple is the perfect way to enjoy time with friends and family. Good food and great company is the key to a great summer break, so follow these easy tips to make your summer barbecue one to remember!

perfect summer barbecue Create a Backyard Oasis

Good decorations are essential to hosting a great get-together! A simple summer barbecue doesn’t need fancy decorations, but a few little touches will wow your guests.

Tablecloths and fun bowls and plates are an easy way to add color to your backyard. Paper lanterns add ambiance to your party setting and you can keep them up all season long for a relaxed summer vibe!

Plan Your Barbecue Menu

Good food is the most important essential to a barbecue, so make sure to plan accordingly for all of your guests! A great host caters to everyone, so try offering more than one option for everyone to choose from. Plus, don’t forget to cater to your veggie loving friends!

An easy and inexpensive way to keep all your guests happy is to offer both hot dogs and hamburgers, along with a few vegetarian options.

Serve it all

Whether your serving hotdogs or veggie burgers, don’t forget to include all the fixings for your guests!

Keep your toppings and your sides separate to help keep the food tables from being too crowded. Also, create labels for all your toppings to keep this area organized and moving smoothly.

Be creative and make a “hot dog creation station” by offering out-of-the-box toppings, such as pineapple or coleslaw. This will let your guests, especially the kids; have fun creating different topping combos!

Create a Sweet Ending

lavender chocolate barkA great barbecue isn’t complete without the perfect summer dessert, so make sure to serve your guests a sweet treat to end the night. An ice cream sundae bar is a great option as it will keep your guests cool in the evening heat.

Serve some vanilla and chocolate ice cream with all of the fixings. Make your sundae bar one-of-a-kind with some of Delysia Chocolatier’s chocolate bark sprinkled on top.

Our Pecan Cayenne chocolate bark will give your sundae an extra kick and a little crunch. Or try our fragrant Lavender chocolate bark for a refreshing treat!

These essentials are the formula for the perfect summer barbecue. Follow these simple tips and your barbecue will be the talk of the block!